Making Light Productions and Southern Shakespeare’s Bardlings Youth Company Announce Partnership

[Tallahassee, FL / Sept. 11, 2019] Making Light Productions is delighted to announce a partnership with Southern Shakespeare Company’s Bardlings Youth Company for the 2019-2020 theatre season. This new partnership will allow Making Light Productions to provide a “home” theatre for the company to rehearse twice per week, and the Bardlings – under the direction of Robin Jackson – will facilitate a weekly acting class for Making Light students, “Much Ado About Acting” on Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 PM. In addition, the Bardlings’ winter showcase will take place at the Making Light Theatre 7:00 PM December 6-7, 2019.

“Everyone at Making Light is so excited about this partnership,” says executive director Juliet Yaques, “because the missions of our nonprofits align so perfectly. Southern Shakespeare Company, through the Bardlings, provides exceptional theatre education for young people. Also, the professional company has made a mission of ensuring that the arts belong to all through their amazing performances, from A Town Divided to A Mini-Midsummer Night’s Dream to their annual Spring Free Shakespeare Festival. We are proud to be partnered with such a prestigious organization.”

About Making Light Productions
Making Light Productions is a 501c3 nonprofit with the mission of providing the highest quality inclusive performing arts education to children, teens and adults of all abilities – as well as jobs to teens and adults with disabilities. Established in 2016, MLP offers private lessons, group classes, day and summer camps and workshops in theatre, music, dance and art. In 2019, the Making Light Theatre opened — a fully accessible 100-seat performance space designed to ensure that all performances are inclusive of all performers.

About Southern Shakespeare Company and The Bardlings
Established in 2014, the mission of Southern Shakespeare Company (SSC) is to make Shakespeare accessible and fun, cultivate an appreciation of the arts through educational programs, training, and their annual free Shakespeare in the Park Festival.

The Bardlings are the junior acting troupe of SSC and an integral part of SSC’s professional instruction, education and training mission, seeking to develop an understanding and fondness for the study and performance of Shakespeare and classic drama in today’s youth.

“Our goal is to develop a comprehension of Shakespeare’s classics, while also ensuring that our young artists truly enjoy the subject matter and have fun in the process,” shared Robin Jackson, Southern Shakespeare’s Director of Education. “Through exciting and innovative productions, open workshops, and community theatre based field trips, we seek to engage students and foster dialogue regarding the importance of the creative arts in our schools, our communities and our lives.”

CONTACT:
Mandi Broadfoot, Managing Director
Making Light Productions
mandi@makinglightproductions.org
850-329-8635

Robin Jackson, Director
SSC Bardlings Youth Company
850-321-0437
robin@southernshakes.org
Samantha Strickland
CEO

Direct: (850) 321-3688 | Office: (844) 457-7655
124 Marriott Drive
Suite 103-104
Tallahassee, FL 32301
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