Shakespare Saturdays, the sheer "neighborhood feeling" of the place appealed to me. Here's their mission statement:
Our main goal with this reading performance series is to
foster learning, understanding and craftsmanship
in the performance of Shakespeare.
We work with many different performing artists, from
the new-to-New-York to veterans, from those who performed
at the Globe in London to those for whom this is
their very first Shakespeare play.
We also seek to promote minority actors.
We are proud of our record for casting
non-traditionally, and we strive to continue it.
The experience from having a well-mixed cast heightens
everything for everyone, and gives opportunities where
many are denied.
If you live anywhere near these people, please stop by one of their readings and tell them hello for me.