Audience Enrichment Programs

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Audience Enrichment Programs have become an important part of Portland Shakespeare Project’s play going experience. Resident Artist Lisa Harrow and PSP Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Daniel Pollack-Pelzner anchor a variety of pre- and post- show programs to inform and enrich your enjoyment of Twelfth Night this year.

Before the Show

Watch the Show Like A Shakespeare Scholar: Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Daniel Pollack-Pelzner offers his unique, insightful and lively look at the play’s themes, characters and plots and tells you what he will be looking for as he watches Twelfth Night.
Thursday, July 16, 6:30-7:15 pm, Alder Lobby
Thursday, July 30, 6:30-7:15 pm, Alder Lobby

Pre-Show Discussions:  On Friday and Saturday nights, from 7:00-7:15, Portland Shakespeare Project dramaturges will briefly discuss the plot, key passages to look for, character development and overarching themes of Twelfth Night – and explain what makes this production unique.
Fridays & Saturdays, July 11 – August 2, 7:00-7:15 pm, Alder Lobby

After the Show

Post-show Discussion with Lisa Harrow: Following the matinee performance of Twelfth Night, Resident Artist and director of Twelfth Night, Lisa Harrow, will discuss the show. She will be joined by other members of the cast.
Sunday, July 12, Alder Theatre – 15 minutes after the show ends

After The Play Wine & Hors d’Oeuvres:  Following the Sunday matinee performance of Twelfth Night, join Founding Artistic Director Michael Mendelson and Co-Artistic Director Grant Turner, both of whom appear in the show, for wine and hors d’oeuvres in the Alder Stage lobby. Learn answers to your questions about the production and discuss the show in a lively and relaxed post-show setting.
Sunday, July 19, Alder Lobby – 15 minutes after the show ends

Post-show Discussions with Michael Mendelson and Grant Turner: Following the matinee performance of Twelfth Night on Sunday, Founding Artistic Director Michael Mendelson and Co-Artistic Director Grant Turner, both of whom appear in the cast, will discuss the show. They will be joined by other members of the cast.
Sunday, July 26, Alder Theatre – 15 minutes after the show ends
Sunday, August 2, Alder Theatre – 15 minutes after the show ends

Our  Scholar-in-Residence

Dr. Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, Assistant Professor of English at Linfield College, received his Ph.D.  from Harvard, where he helped to edit the Norton edition of Shakespeare’s complete works.

He has published and lectured widely on Shakespeare and British literature and is currently writing a book about Shakespeare adaptations.

A Portland native, he also trained as an actor with Tygres Heart, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the Yale Shakespeare Company.  He loves talking about Shakespeare with newcomers and aficionados alike.