Saturday, February 6th, 6:30-8:00pm
Fourteen Excerpts from Shakespeare
a One-Man-Drama performed by Michael Burton
PART ONE: “WHO AM I?”
PART TWO: “MEETING EVIL”
Donations at the Door (Suggested range $10 – $20)
Michael Burton has worked with artistic speech and drama for over 35 years – as a writer, speech performer, actor, speech therapist and voice teacher. He is the author of In the Light of a Child (Anthroposophic Press, 1988), Steiner’s Soul Calendar turned into poems for children and used by many Steiner teachers and parents. He has written and performed one-man-plays about Rembrandt, Beethoven, Dag Hammarskjold, and World War II kiwi soldier, Jim Henderson. Today he is based in Sydney where he practices speech therapy and chirophonetics (a form of speech and soul therapy in which sounds are brought into contact with the body) and gives speech workshops in China. He has a commission from Lemniscate Arts in the U.S. to write the script for a play that will follow on from Steiner’s Four Mystery Dramas.
Review Funny, intense, frightening, philosophical, lyrical, and ribald in surprising turns were the varying moods evoked in the one-hour performance. Michael presented a thought-provoking lark of an evening for his audience. With minimal props and maximal skill, he brought to life dozens of characters and myriad questions about death, life love, comedy, and wisdom. — P. Maynard, Oct 2015