The Albany County Historical Association (ACHA) has partnered with the Capital Repertory Theatre and Confetti Stage to present a Shakespeare Festival in the Ten Broeck Mansion’s gardens in downtown Albany on Saturday August 27th.
From 1 to 2:30 pm, community members of all ages will work with Ellen Cribbs and other actors to learn how to develop roles, learn lines, and try on Shakespearian costumes.
From 2:30 to 3:30 pm, the Capital Repertory Theatre will present selections from the Merchant of Venice and other works in the gardens of the Ten Broeck Mansion, featuring Yvonne Perry, Dennis Schebetta and Angelique Powell.
Dennis Schebetta is an actor, director, and writer in film and theater both with credits off-off Broadway and regionally at theatres such as Ensemble Studio Theater, 29th Street Rep, Vital Theater, City Theatre, and 12 Peers Theater. As an actor, he was most recently seen in Saratoga Shakespeare Company’s Much Ado About Nothing. He is Assistant Professor at Skidmore Theater and co-author of Building a Performance: An Actor’s Guide to Rehearsal (with John Basil) published by Rowman & Littlefield.
Yvonne Perry is an Associate Artist at Capital Rep in Albany, where she frequently performs, directs and serves on the Next Act New Play Summit reading committee. She has also performed with Saratoga Shakespeare, Hubbard Hall, Oldcastle, NYSTI, NYC Fringe, River Valley Rep, Stageworks/Hudson, Theatre 88 and Gulfshore Playhouse. Her work includes roles with As The World Turns, Law & Order, SVU; Law & Order, CI; Ghost: Power, Book II; Silk Stalkings, Candid Camera, and All My Children.
Angelique Powell is an arts administrator, educator, and actor. She is a community organizer at various local theatres and uses theatre as a vehicle to support, heal, educate, and mobilize her community, and has performed widely in the greater capital district.
Photo of Yvonne Perry, Angelique Powell, and Dennis Schebetta courtesy Capital Rep.