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Yesteryear Program: From Page to Stage, An Actor’s Journey
July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Amy Ensign will join us from Door Shakespeare to discuss the theater process.
The presentation will include a brief history of Door Shakespeare, including a review of the 2019 season, followed by a look at the rehearsal process, and highlighting an actor’s journey from casting to opening night. We will look at character development, script work, relationships between characters, and the physicality of building a character from text to stage.
Amy is currently playing Mistress Page in Door Shakespeare’s production of THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR. She began her career with Door Shakespeare over ten years ago as a part of the Acting Company (Elmire in Tartuffe, Ceres in The Tempest). Other Door Shakespeare credits include Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Julia in The Rivals, Jane in Pride and Prejudice, and Rosalind in As You Like It (among others). A past Company Manager and Education Director, she also helped initiate Shakespeare in the Schools, one of the educational arms of Door Shakespeare. Amy returns to Door Shakespeare after working for some time as the Marketing and Development Director for Third Avenue Playhouse. An actor, director, and theatre educator, she lives in Door County where she has performed with Third Avenue Playhouse, Northern Sky Theater, Teatro Caravaggio, Theatre M, and The Peninsula Players.
Amy holds a BA in theatre from the University of Washington and studied with the Suzuki Company of Toga-Mura in Japan. Currently the Drama Director at Sevastopol School, Amy is a voyaging sailor and underwater hockey player. She lives in Sturgeon Bay with her husband and son.