AHA's One Act play, Engendered Shakespeare: An experiment in the male and female, earned a starred performance on Friday, February 12th at the State festival at St. Catherine's University. AHA was one of the three to receive a starred performance out of eight AA schools to perform. 16 schools state-wide performed at the two-day festival.
Representing Section 6AA, Academy of Holy Angels’ “starred performance” of Engendered Shakespeare: An Experiment in the Male and Female by Shakespeare, with narrative by the company, was directed by Gregg Sawyer, Dan Dimond, Abby Vigil, and Mackenzie Norton. Academy of Holy Angels was making its 11th appearance and earned its 10th “starred” rating. Engendered Shakespeare looks at iconic scenes from some of Shakespeare's famous works, through the lens of reversed genders. What happens when Romeo is now an older girl and Juliet is a younger boy. Are we left confused? Enlightened? Entertained. Cast members were Lucy Bissenbach, Hannah Coleman, Ted Haeg, Hunter Keating, Christina Meyer, and Jack Trembath. Mackenzie Norton, Abby Vigil, Sarah Helm, Emma Matthes, Jon Hokanson, Rachel Holm, Nora Huberty, Olivia Matthes, Vicki Pelletier, Jocelyn Reiter, Emily Schields, Anuli Steve-Chinatu, and Zijun Zhang provided support. Academy of Holy Angels earned its previous “starred” ratings in 1989, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2015.