performing LOT O' SHAKESPEARE
Performing in the 2013 Green Show Friday, July 12.
This is his second season in the OSF Green Show.
One monologue from every Shakespeare play! Randomly selected! Bingo style!
Timothy Mooney, author of the new acting textbook, Acting at the Speed of Life: Conquering Theatrical Style has given over a hundred thousand students their first introduction to Moliere through his one-man play, Moliere Than Thou. Mr. Mooney is the former founder and editor of The Script Review and was the Artistic Director of Chicago's Stage Two Theatre, where he produced nearly fifty plays in five years. While most of Stage Two's plays were original works, when they turned to the classics, Mr. Mooney found himself taking on the hilarious world of Moliere, eventually writing seventeen hilarious rhymed variations of Moliere's plays with an impish sense of rhyme (most published by Playscripts, Inc.). These plays have been produced and celebrated around the world, with High School productions of Mooney's The Misanthrope, The Miser, The Imaginary Invalid, and Tartuffe going on to state finals in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Virginia, North Carolina and Alabama, while his Doctor in Spite of Himself, took third place in the Scottish Community Drama Association National Festival, and was a finalist at Italy's Sanremo Global Education Festival. Tim continues to present Moliere across North America, recently augmenting his repertoire with Lot o' Shakespeare (featuring one monologue from every Shakespeare play) while teaching classical acting and occasionally performing his other one-man sci-fi thriller, Criteria! Mr. Mooney's latest works include the new collection, The Big Book of Moliere Monologues, and the one man play, The Greatest Speech of All Time.
Timothy Mooney on Community: The Theatrical Community: I work with theatres (high school, college, professional, community) all over the United States. I do workshops with all of these. The French Community: Moliere than Thou is a big hit with French teachers. Libraries/Bookstores: Author of two books and 17 new versions of the plays of Moliere, I do book signings and performances at libraries and bookstores.