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Ten Years of Little Shakes with Kate Cordaro

What started as an experiment in 2014 has become an unforgettable learning experience. For Kate Cordaro, it’s been fun for her to see students get introduced to the work of The Bard- and to watch them dive deeper into stories that have been told for centuries.

Kate is also very excited to see this new take of Romeo and Juliet, which brings concepts used in world theater right here to Red Bank. She hopes she can challenge student’s ideas of what theater is, and express a story about today’s youth defying norms.

Although she understands how Shakespeare’s work can be intimidating to younger audiences, Kate is proud that through Little Shakes, the process is de-mystified for newcomers and returning students alike. Her advice to those interested in theater? To widen your circle and influence.

“Artists should stay smart and stay open to all opportunities,” Kate smiles. “Everyone’s going to learn something, no matter how much experience they come in with. “