Women of Shakespeare


When someone in a Shakespeare audition asks you what your dream role is, how do you answer? How can I even begin to reply to a question like that when the answer in my heart is ALL OF THEM?

I have been fortunate so far to play Rosalind, Calpurnia, a gender-bent Guildenstern, and to have studied over a dozen more, but I’m so excited to be taking on three amazing dream roles in the upcoming production Women of Shakespeare. In the play, focusing on the themes of Loss and Reconciliation, I will be playing Viola from Twelfth Night, Constance from King John, and Regan from King Lear.

And what’s better is that I get to share my passion with an ensemble of ladies for a theatre company I believe in.

A few months ago, I became a U.S. citizen, and every day since taking the oath I have heard JFK’s voice in my head asking me what I can do for my country. Never did I imagine that I would discover a theatre company that provides our veterans with a space to heal through catharsis. Warriors For Peace does just that, putting on productions that combines actors from both military and civilian backgrounds. I believe that no matter what your political beliefs, we cannot forget the sacrifices our troops have made. We are losing 20 veterans a day to suicide and that is unacceptable. I’m so happy to be involved with a company that is doing something to change that.

Join us for this amazing one-night event on Monday, March 25th at 7pm at the historic Hollywood American Legion Post 43. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Acting, NewsCasey McKinnon