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Breakdancing Shakespeare


August 10-12, 2015 | 7:00pm
University of St. Joseph
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Hamlet is the story of a young prince faced with a truth he finds intolerable: he learns that his uncle/new step-father is the one responsible for his father’s recent death, and what’s perhaps worse, this smiling murderer is now King.  How do we face the intolerable? What do we do when hypocrisy and injustice seem to surround us?  How do we know what’s true and do what’s right in a world where appearances are all that matter?

Meet the Cast  

Dana Clarke, East Hartford

Dana Clarke
East Hartford

Jarriel DeJesus, Hartford

Jarriel DeJesus

Gabriella Dominguez, Glastonbury

Gabriella Dominguez

Emma Filosa, Marlborough

Emma Filosa

Reese Hart, Bloomfield

Reese Hart

Danielle Hoffman, Farmington

Danielle Hoffman

Daisy Infantas, Hartford

Daisy Infantas

Alana Morgan, Hartford

Alana Morgan

Ashley Morgan, Hartford

Ashley Morgan

Diego Pichay, South Windsor

Diego Pichay
South Windsor

Jewels Rivera, New Britain

Jewels Rivera
New Britain

Kaleb Rutland, Manchester

Kaleb Rutland

Lili St. Amand, West Hartford

Lili St. Amand
West Hartford

Benjamin Stone, East Grandby

Benjamin Stone
East Granby

Karina Ukhnitska, New Britain

Karina Ukhnitska
New Britain

Emma Webb, Canton

Emma Webb


View photographs from 2014’s Love’s Labour’s Lost

What is Breakdancing Shakespeare?

Begun in 2006, in conjunction with the Greater Hartford Arts Council Neighborhood Studios program, Breakdancing Shakespeare casts approximately twenty teenagers from Hartford and the surrounding area for a six-week long summer apprenticeship that culminates in the performance of a classic Shakespearean play with a modern hip-hop twist.

Production History:

  • 2014: Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • 2013: Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • 2012: Much Ado About Nothing
  • 2011: The Tempest
  • 2010: Macbeth
  • 2009: The Comedy of Errors
  • 2008: Antony & Cleopatra 
  • 2007: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • 2006: Romeo & Juliet