Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival presents first international production of "Pericles" in U.K.

Author: Chris Sopczynski

International Youth Arts Festival

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF) will present “Pericles” by William Shakespeare as part of the 2011 International Youth Arts Festival from July 3 through 11 near London at the Rose Theatre Studio in Kingston upon Thames, England.

Directed by NDSF Ryan Producing Artistic Director Jay Paul Skelton, the production features an international cast and crew. Two students from Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, Nicholas Brandt and Carolyn Demanelis, will participate in the production as well.

Brandt and Demanelis both received special travel awards from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

“It’s certainly an honor to be invited to join such a wonderful collection of international artists,” said Skelton. “This production marks our entrance onto the world stage, brings increased recognition of our unique program and the University’s interest in promoting its leadership in the arts.”

The College of Arts and Letters generously provided additional funding for this production.

The International Youth Arts Festival, in its third year of operation, shares and produces extraordinarily high caliber work in a variety of art forms. The NDSF is one component of Shakespeare at Notre Dame that also includes the McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies and Actors From The London Stage. Its mission is to establish the University nationally and internationally as a center for the study of Shakespeare in performance.

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