Ohio Performer Candice Handy in International Live Shakespeare

TSMGO_Handy promoHandy joins THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE’S production of HENRY IV Part II

Candice Handy, a Cincinnati-based actor will be playing Earl of Westmorland in Henry IV Part II with The Show Must Go Online at 2pm this Wednesday. Candice Handy will be joining an international cast on Rob Myles’ Youtube channel here: https://youtu.be/OvDqG4sncrM.

Candice is a professional actor and teaching artist, originally from Birmingham, AL, currently based in Cincinnati, OH. She is a resident ensemble member of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.

The Show Must Go Online, created by actor-writer-director Rob Myles and producing partner Sarah Peachey, brings together a global cast to perform Shakespeare’s plays live and online every week in the order they were believed to have been written, for free. The first show went live on 19th March, and was the first online Shakespeare performance produced in response to COVID-19.

Casting, led by Sydney Aldridge, aims for 50/50 male/female, and actively seeks to maximise inclusion for underrepresented groups in theatre. Anyone, whether an experienced professional, amateur or recent grad, can apply. The cast is truly global, with actors coming from 5 of the 7 continents.

Each show is cast, produced and rehearsed in under a week. Since launching, over 300 actors and creatives have volunteered their time to bring 21 shows to life. All shows are performed on Zoom and streamed live to audiences around the world on YouTube, who participate in a live chat throughout the show, playing games, exchanging insights and reactions, and engaging in a wonderful shared experience. Many audience members say they’ve found a new community with The Show Must Go Online during quarantine.

The show has driven the innovation of Zoom-theatre, and creative solutions to staging problems have been a highlight of the shows for audiences. Props, action, costume and set-pieces are created using found items, ingenuity, and inventiveness.

The Show Must Go Online will complete the entire cannon by November 18, with all performances staying online for free as a stunning collection of Shakespeare’s plays for the 21st century available for all to enjoy, forever.

Henry IV Part II promises to continue The Show Must Go Online’s innovation and creativity in the exciting new field of live-streamed theatre.

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