Emily and Simone welcome Lisa Wolpe, of the Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company, on “Is This Normal?” on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. (PST).  Join Emily, Simone and Lisa, and be part of the action by going to http://www.ustream.tv/channel/is-this-normal1. If you enter the chat room you will REALLY be part of the action!

Lisa Wolpe is an actress, director, teacher, playwright and producer, and is Producing Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company, which she founded in 1993.

Back in William Shakespeare’s day all the roles in the plays were, by law, played by men or boys. The LAWSC turns the Shakespearian motiff completely on its head by doing full productions of the Bard’s plays in which the entire cast is comprised of women! The effect is absolutely astonishing.  LA Magazine named the L.A. Women’s Shakespeare Company “one of the ten coolest things to do in Los Angeles”, and the company has been featured in segments on PBS, CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS News.

Lisa joins Emily and Simone to talk about Shakespeare and gender, and the different perspective she and the LAWSC bring to the Bard’s classic works!

Lisa has directed 35 productions of Shakespeare and performed dozens of the Bard’s leading roles. Other credits: Berkeley Rep, Shakespeare & Co., Boston Center for the Arts, Arizona Theater Co., San Diego Rep, Boston Theater Works, California Shakespeare Festival, Southwest Shakespeare.
For current Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company projects, including an upcoming all female staging of Hamlet, please visit http://www.lawsc.net

The Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company will be presenting Shakespeare’s Hamlet — with an all-female cast, from May 13 to June12 in Santa Monica. Lisa Wolpe will play Hamlet.

Ticket Info can be obtained at: http://www.lawsc.net/tickets.html

“Is This Normal?” is a webcast presented by The Center for Positive Sexuality on sex and sexual issues hosted by Emily Prior and Simone, The Filthy Book Reader.  The show is broadcast on our Ustream Channel. Viewing this show does not require a membership or age verification, however to chat with us during the show, you must create a Ustream Profile, that asks for birthdate, gender, and zip code. Clips from previous shows can be found on our Youtube Channel.

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