Colonial Theatre of Rhode Island 2019 Season


 A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of William Shakespeare's most enduring and accessible to audiences for these past 400+ years, and for good reason! It has unrequited love, rivalry, magic, fairies fighting like humans, humans fighting like beasts of the forest, and the original story of going into the woods to find out what you really wish, more than anything!

See Colonial Theatre's A Midsummer ​Night's Dream:
Preview Performances: July 31st & Aug 1st
Opening Performance: Friday, Aug 2nd
Running through Aug 18th
Tuesdays-Sundays @ 7:30pm

"Green Show" Music - different bands every night!
start before each performance @ 6pm

(Suggested donations: $10/person or $20/family)

We'll see you around mid-summer!






Michael’s vision for the production Colonial theater’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is to present it as a fantasy that can be seen through the eyes of a child. “One question I always ask myself when directing a show is ‘who’s dream is this play?’ Whose eyes are we seeing the world through? A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a childlike fantasy that can be seen through the eyes of the often-forgotten Changeling Child who is at the center of the fight between the celestial parents Oberon and Titania. This will be a wonderful community production that blends professionals with emerging artists in this celebration of love and reconciliation.”

Born and raised in Regina, Canada, Michael Scholar Jr. holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Alberta and an MFA in Directing at Columbia University. He is the Founding Artistic Producer of November Theatre, Vancouver which is known for such alternative musical theatre works as The Black Rider and Hard Core Logo: Live. The Black Rider toured across North America for over a decade and is the only show to ever win “Best Production” at the Sterling Awards (Edmonton), the Betty Mitchell Awards (Calgary) and the Jessie Awards (Vancouver) - while also being nominated for “Best Touring Production” at the Dora Awards (Toronto). Hard Core Logo: Live received an Ovation Award Nomination for “Best New Work.”
Michael was the playwright in residence for Vancouver’s Touchstone Theatre in 2010/2011; and the Artistic Associate for Regina’s Globe Theatre in 2011/2012, where he developed original work, programmed a season of the Sandbox Series and directed David Greig’s Midsummer (a play with songs). Other directing credits include Fat Pig (Equity Co-Op/Jessie Award Nomination, Vancouver); Humanity and No (Persephone Theatre, Saskatoon); I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change (Arts Club Theatre/Gateway Theatre, Vancouver); 5 Women Wearing the Same Dress (Presentation House, Vancouver); and the Fringe hit Barbie Screams (which he co-wrote).

Michael received the Canadian AEA Emerging Artist Award, and several grants from The Canada Council for the Arts including the JBC Watkins Award which allowed him to pursue his MFA in Directing at Columbia University. While in NY directing credits include the politically charged devised Mr. E’s Humongous Underground Digital Vaudeville Extravaganza!!! (Columbia University), Liz Thaler’s The Third Option (Amios/SHOTZ!), and Uncle Vanya (Medicine Show Theatre).
Michael’s directing credits also include a great deal of Shakespeare productions, having performed four shows with the celebrated Bard on the Beach in Vancouver (Canada), Assistant Directed Romeo and Juliet at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and most recently, having directed As You Like It for Studio 58/Langara College in Vancouver to critical acclaim.

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