"For then I must keep company with boys and commit follies unseemly for my sex, or keep company with girls and be thought more wanton than becometh me. Besides, I shall be ashamed of my long hose and short coat, and so unwarily blab out something by blushing at everything."
–John Lyly's Gallathea (Act I: Scene 4)
John Lyly’s GALLATHEA is an Elizabethan play that was premiered in 1588 by the boy players of the Children of Paul's. In its original production boys portrayed the men and boys portrayed the women. John Lyly capitalized on the heightened comedic possibilities of this practice. This March, we're partnering with the Drama League and WP Theater on two events inspired by Lyly's play. Director Emma Rosa Went will offer her take on Lyly's original text. MJ Kaufman gives us a new play.
BULL SESSION | GALLETHEA / GALATEA
Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 7:30 PM EST
An interactive discussion of the play with directors Will Davis and Emma Rosa Went, scholars Julie Crawford and Lauren Robertson, playwright MJ Kaufman, and members of the companies.
We wish to express our gratitude to the Performers’ Unions: ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN GUILD OF MUSICAL ARTISTS, AMERICAN GUILD OF VARIETY ARTISTS, and SAG-AFTRA through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear on these programs.