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Theatre Tube - Season 1: Romeo & Juliet Go To Washington

The director of a small, fledgling theater company, whose talent may not match his enthusiasm, decides to record the process of mounting Shakespeare's, Romeo & Juliet and share it online. We follow the intrepid cast as they rehearse and perform the eager, but possibly misguided, director's vision of Shakespeare's classic. They strive to overcome the many obstacles as opening night approaches.

Theatre Tube: Romeo & Juliet Go To Washington is less about Shakespeare (though there is much for Shakespeare fans to enjoy) than it is about following our devoted thespians challenging themselves - striving to excel despite limitations and circumstance.

  • Will Ahrens
  • Will Ahrens
  • Will Ahrens
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    Web / New Media
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    8 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 21, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Will Ahrens

Many years ago I quit my job as a Pizza Hut manager and left in Wisconsin for LA and dreams of stardom. Though that may not have come, I have been creating ever since. Theater at Pasadena City College, to film school at USC, to working in small Hollywood theaters. Though I strayed from the film path, due to my discovered love for theater. I eventually got a Masters in theater and now teach as well. In recent years I've returned to my first love, and hope all those years in theater have helped hone my storymaking skills.

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Director Statement

This project was birthed in 2017, workshopped till early 2020 when I planned to shoot in April...best laid plans. Undeterred when the regulations for shooting during covid were created, I moved forward, shooting, the first three episodes in October of 2020. Having chosen to pay the cast and crew (no deferments) I had to raise more cash before shooting the last four in 2021. After a long post production period, during which I feared the subject matter may become dated (but it hasn't due to 45 staying relevant) I have finally finished the series. Though, as with most low budget productions, there many hurdles to overcome, I hope the final product is entertaining to Shakespeare, and non-Shakepeare fans, as well as those who have strong opinions about our current political climate. But, if none of that interests you, enjoy the characters themselves in the pursuit of their dreams.