"Our desire with Chapter One of R&J is to highlight the original poetic inspiration to Shakespeare's famous play adaptation. A young Arthur Brooke wrote his Romeo and Juliet poem as a 'call to action' to young people that they have choices even in the worst of circumstances..."


June 2014


Student Workshop

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February 2015 Special Workshop for Senior Center Cultural Group

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March 2015

Opening Performance Broward Main Library

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"Shakespeare saw the brillance in the young poet's character and plot development of 'The Trajical Historye of Romeus and Juliet' and he made it a much faster-paced action drama of the time..."

April 2015

Miami-Dade County Library 'Sunset Jams Series' at Deering Estate

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April 2015

Performances at Miami Light Box at Goldman Warehouse


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 Chapter Two  2017...

video from the Wynwood Production

"R&J starts at the middle of Shakespeare's play, Act 3, Scene 1,  afterwards the audience is taken back to the beginning of the play with the help of a Narrator's role who also has a big part in the surprise ending..."

"The live graffiti art on either side of the stage reflects 'action-packed' choreography - opening dance battle (hip hop v. tango); the mask ball (dances begin to blend, Juliet meets Romeo); a final 'death scene' unfolds with Juliet and Romeo reunited via poignant dance fusion and drama as audience watches..."

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