Directing A Tempest Reading
Césaire sets the play in the Caribbean, and positions Caliban and Ariel as representing different modes of resistance to a colonial power. While keeping the plot of Shakespeare’s The Tempest mainly intact, the play gives new vitality to the themes of freedom and liberty. This program will feature readings of selected excerpts, interspersed with audience discussion on the impact of Césaire’s creative choices.
Tickets are PWYD!
Thursday, April 28th @ 7p
Delaware Shakespeare's Presents
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Join us for a FREE outdoor celebration of humanity and love!
To bring our community together again, Del Shakes will turn Rodney Square into a magical forest where confused lovers, bumbling actors, and powerful fairies all meet to pursue their wildest dreams!
Tickets are free!!
Thursday, September 16th @ 7p
Friday, September 17th @ 7p
Saturday, September 18th @ 7p
Sunday, September 19th @ 2p
Delaware Shakespeare's Rosalind x3
Two performances only on
Thursday, July 22nd &
Thursday, July 29th
Mariah is directing for this incredibly special event that's a part of DelShakes Summer Festival Series.
The iconic lead character from As You Like It is explored through three different cultural lenses by three actor/director pairings. Part performance, part artist discussion, this unique program will bring three times the joy to Shakespeare’s largest female role.
Grounds open 60 minutes before the show for seating and picnicking. Bring your own blankets, chairs, and picnics, or visit concessions for food, drinks, and wine by the bottle.
Tickets must be bought in advance. Attendance is limited to 180 people due to social distancing requirements. (Audience sizes may increase or decrease based on guidelines present at performance time.)
Pay What You Decide Tickets: $10 - $20 - $30
Discounts available for 2-event or 3-event purchases.
PAC New Venture Series:
Antigone and Antigone's Cave
Over 160 submissions.
50 submissions in the 2nd round.
5 final selections.
Our Festival is almost here.
Inspired by the classics, five playwrights explore one unifying theme: Transformation.
Five 10-minute plays will stream online on February 14-15, 2021.
While COVID-19 has called for a time of isolation, many creatives have taken to the internet to find ways to continue teaching, storytelling, and sharing art. And Mariah has been a part of it every step of the way! See some of the great projects she's been apart of below.
Take a listen, watch, read, and enjoy!
Watch me read some of my poetry at the Contra Coffeehouse alongside some other talented artists! 4.24.20
Me and my good friend Tay Sconiers perform a quick scene that we adapted from Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream. 5.3.20
I've had the pleasure to be apart of Delaware Shakespeare's "Sonnet A Day" programming. Here I am dissecting and reading Sonnet 30. 4.29.20
Liz Filios created an amazing space for little ones to be enjoy art in the midst of a pandemic. On this episode, I run a quick and exciting game of Freeze Dance! 6.17.20
I've had the pleasure to be apart of Delaware Shakespeare's "Sonnet A Day" programming. Hear I am dissecting and reading Sonnet 66. 6.18.20
This short play/film hybrid is written and directed by my two friends, Jonathan Edmondson and Liz Crino, and is part of 2020 Queerly Festival @ FRIGID New York. I play one of four artists who is up for a prestigious grant.
I join my friend Jenna Kuerzi on her Jonny Depp movie review podcast, Depp Imact. We talk about Ledger's final film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
Shakespeare's Revisionist Histories
In an age where political factions create rifts, immigration and human rights are in question, and fake news mixes with the real, what do we have to learn from Shakespeare’s Histories and the political factions of centuries ago? Shakespeare’s Revisionist Histories is a devised new work inspired by the ten history plays and hundreds of years of political corruption. Step into a sanctuary space where, for the moment, we are free to sing, play, dance, speak, and read the bard’s beautiful and powerful verse.
Arden Theatre Apprenticeship
Currently, Mariah is doing a 10-month apprenticeship with the Arden Theatre Company located in the heart of Old City Philadelphia. Each day, she works in the different administrative offices, production teams, and various other projects throughout the theatre with the 6 other apprentices. Check out the Arden website here and learn more about Mariah and her experiences as an APA here!
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Shakespeare All-Stars is a touring theatrical ensemble dedicated to making Shakespeare accessible and entertaining to students (and grown-ups!) of all ages, backgrounds, and prior knowledge of Shakespeare. This year, we are excited to offer a full, 75-minute touring production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to schools in the Chicagoland area! Give your students a theatrical and educational experience they won’t forget – and get them hooked on Shakespeare in the process!
America's Best Emerging Poets
Catch one of Mariah's poems "The Ugliest Poem I Can Give You," in the new anthology from Z Publishing. Here's a quick blurb from the company.
"There is a troubling catch-22 that exists in the world of publishing: in order to be published—at least by any of the major houses—you must already have been published. Inevitably, this cycle leaves the aspiring writer with the pressing question of where to begin. This is why, in the winter of 2017, we started our "Emerging Poets" series—to showcase the work of talented poets who may otherwise not have had the opportunity.
Nearly 16 months later, those efforts have culminated in our most ambitious project to date. In America's Best Emerging Poets, 144 of our favorite up-and-coming poets (representing all 50 states) have the chance to share their words. Covering a wide array of topics ranging from love and heartbreak, family and friendship, the inherent beauty of nature, and so much more, these young talents will amaze you. Containing one poem per poet, this anthology is a compelling introduction to the great wordsmiths of tomorrow."