Welcome to the Beach House AiR blog!
In celebration of Marion Davies’ support of artists, and to further the work of artists in all disciplines, the City of Santa Monica created the Annenberg Community Beach House Artist Residency program. Several times a year a local artist works out of an office at the Marion Davies Guest House, sharing their progress with the public both in person and online. Visit http://annenbergbeachhouse.com/cultural-programs for more information.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Get ready for our new Theater Company in Residence!
Salty Shakespeare is getting ready to start their residency June 4 at the Beach House! They'll be doing a new ultra-short rendition of Hamlet, and Beach House guests can see them rehearse in unexpected places up through their performances July 10-20. Rehearsal schedule and updates will be posted to this blog. They'll also be conducting two lecture/demo/workshops on June 19 and July 3, so if you want more info and you aren't already on the Beach House email list, join now!
About Salty Shakespeare:
Believing that the mission of art is to disturb the peace - provide a whole new way of seeing something - Salty Shakespeare is taking the Bard to the streets. Having recently erupted with a flash-mob Midsummer Night's Dream on the Venice Boardwalk, Salty is now dropping scenes all across L.A. - Hamlet and Horatio discussing the Ghost on the ramparts in a downtown office elevator; Romeo and Juliet trying reach each other from a balcony and a mezzanine in a public mall; Macbeth and Macduff facing off with a ferocious balloon sword fight. The Salties have almost been arrested twice but nothing deters this brave guerrilla troupe! Turning Shakespeare on his ear since 2010 for a smartphone-enabled generation.