AE District Gallery. November 20th, 2009. 8:00 p.m.
AE District, The Krane, New Light Gallery, and The University of Miami Masters Program in Creative Writing bring you Shake it Up – a series of original monologues that turn Shakespeare on his head. As it should be: bawdy, brilliant, and beer-guzzling – this is Shakespeare with a 21st century twist, performed by some hot talents.
A group of writers from Miami, New York, Atlanta, and other cities around the U.S., were given a prompt and told to write a new, contemporary monologue inspired by that prompt. From those submissions, a jury selected the best monologues for performance. What the writers didn’t know was that the prompts they each received were lines or phrases from within Shakespeare’s body of work.
The result: Shake it Up – a mixture of timeless themes spun with a good dose of 21st century mess, fun, quirkiness, and drama. Pure poetry united under the umbrella of The Bard, without the thous and thus’s.
AE District Gallery
3852 N Miami Avenue
Miami Design District