"In August of 2016, we created and produced the regional premiere of a new play called: Elizabeth I: In Her Own Words, a collaboration with esteemed Elizabeth I scholar, Carole Levin, PhD., University of Nebraska Lincoln. Together with Dr. Levin, Dr. Lynn Nichols, and actress, Bernadette Sefic we created an hour-long performance that was presented as part of the Shakespeare First Folio national tour and visit to our campus in August of 2016. Thanks to the generous grant from the CWC, we funded the creation of the Elizabethan gown that would serve as the centerpiece of the performance in assisting the queen remove the façade and reveal the truth of what it meant to be the leading monarch of the period. The piece was largely successful in that we have had subsequent invitations to create a companion “study guide” and encouraged to tour outside of the region. In February, the piece will travel to Dr. Levin’s campus at the UNL for two performances and other opportunities are being explored for the fall of 2017, including Chicago. Again, many, many thanks to the committee and the CWC for granting me the funding to make this project a reality. I am excited to continue to develop it for larger audiences." - Tamara Meneghini, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre & Dance, University of Colorado Boulder
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