YOUNGSTOWN — Opera Western Reserve this week was awarded an $8,369 Ohio Arts Council Sustainability Grant.
Opera Western Reserve’s 2021-22 productions are made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council, a news release states. The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically.
For its 2021 season, OWR will present “Romeo + Juliet,” an adaptation of the works of William Shakespeare and Charles Gounod. The production will be presented live Nov. 12 in the Stambaugh Auditorium Concert Hall. Devised and directed by Scott Skiba, the fully staged production will feature choreography by Jason Paul Tate, a New York City-based director, choreographer and performer whose credits include the Public Theatre's “Shakespeare in the Park” and the Metropolitan Opera, and projected digital scenery by award-winning designer Brittany Merenda. For more information, click here.
OWR’s Educational Outreach team will offer additional content for local students and their families, featuring behind the scenes extras, and will return to live in-school programming in spring 2022.