Photo courtesy of Georgene Inks
and Ashley Gonzales.
EXCERPT from The Zenith of Jake McCaw by Georgene Inks in VIVAcini! 19 Oct 2012
As I remember it, Jake was new to the
high school theatre program that year,
exposed to it while working on the Red
Feather Theatre Company’s production of A
Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare.
Impressed with our theatre students,
whom he says he observed working together
and staying together, like a family, Jake began
Initially, his exploration led him to the high
school art class that was painting a replica of
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre on seven “periaktoi”
(ancient theatrical device by which a scene
or change of scene is indicated) with canvases 14
ft. high and 6 ft. wide designated for the upcoming
Shakespearean production. Not only did he
paint, he was even offered the role of a statue in
the play, which he gracefully declined.
He found himself enrolling in the theatre
class. Upon entering class, he immediately received
a special project, a kit, about the size of
a thin magazine wrapped in plastic. Receiving
this “thing,” along with painting Shakespeare’s
Globe, he recently reminded me, is how he began
with Red Feather.
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