“Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor reunite with Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield, and Sa Winfield in Part Two of the highlights from our 30th Anniversary Webcast. (Part One can be heard here.) Featuring tales of strange opening acts, personal meltdowns, fantastic timing from Japanese monsters, why our company initials were briefly SSC, backwards encore bit origins, the dangers of forward flips, the identity of the ‘George Washington of the RSC’, questions from our live uStream Webcast viewers, early stabs at Shakespearean reduction, and the pleasures of Googling yourself. (246-30th-Anniversary-Continued.mp3. Length 41:04)
“August 8, 2011 was the 30th anniversary of the very first performance by the Reduced Shakespeare Company, so we joined founding members Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield, and Sa Winfield on the actual site (it’s now a golf course) for our very first live webcast to honor that momentous event. Part one of the audio highlights features comparisons between Hamlets old and new, the perils and pitfalls of performing at Renaissance Faires, early rejected RSC names, the origins of “green jello,” and the artistic benefits of pure old-fashioned greed. (Length 32:57)
Current RSC members Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor are joined by founding members Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield – and original props goddess Sa Winfield – as they celebrate the 30th anniversary of the very first performance by those upstarts from California, the Reduced Shakespeare Company.
Join in Monday August 8, 2011, from 3-5 pm PST (that’s Pacific Shakespeare Time) on the RSC’s uStream Channel. Participate, ask questions, and listen to reminiscences, war stories, and embarrassing anecdotes. The stream will also be archived for later viewing and the audio will be edited down for a future episode of the RSC Podcast.
Twitter followers can also join in by asking questions using the hashtag #RSC30. Hope to see you there!