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Tales from the Vomitorium: 38 Short Stories by Scott Kaiser

20 EpisodesProduced by Island Shakespeare FestivalWebsite

A podcast from Island Shakespeare Festival featuring short stories and conversation inspired by Shakespeare's canon and the lives of theatre people. Stories written by Scott Kaiser (he/him) and read by ISF company members.

37:08

The Lark

Olena Hodges reads The Lark, by Scott Kaiser.  Olena and Scott discuss the origins of Tales from the Vomitorium, as well as the inspiration behind The Lark and Scott's experiences working on Romeo and Juliet.

Tales from the Vomitorium: 38 Short Stories by Scott Kaiser is sponsored in part by Whidbey Telecom, the Goosefoot Community Fund, and The Goose Community Grocer.  Story 1: The Lark is also sponsored in part by Robert Hodges and Peggy Juve, in honor of Roo and Olive.

Scott Kaiser (he/him; Author) is a nationally recognized master teacher of acting and voice, as well as a director, playwright, and author. For 28 seasons, Scott served as a member of the artistic staff at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, where he directed, adapted, coached, or performed in all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays. Scott is the author of four books on Shakespeare: Have Shakespeare, Will Travel; The Tao of Shakespeare; Shakespeare’s Wordcraft; and Mastering Shakespeare. He has also penned several original plays, including Falstaff in Love, Love’s Labor’s Won, Now This, Splittin’ the Raft, and Shakespeare’s Other Women: A New Anthology of Monologues. Scott has directed at numerous theatre training programs around the country, including Carnegie-Mellon University, The University of Washington, Duke University, Seattle University, Santa Clara University, the University of Oregon, and Southern Oregon University. Scott holds an ADVS from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, an MFA from the University of Washington Professional Actor Training Program in Seattle, and a BA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Olena Hodges (she/her; The Lark) is the artistic director of ISF and has appeared in many summer season productions.  Her passion for Shakespeare began early in childhood and has become the driving force of her artistic life. Olena grew up on Whidbey, spending much of her time on the Whidbey Children’s Theater stage.  Favorite roles at ISF include Rosalind in As You Like It, Juliet in Romeo & Juliet, Beatrice in Much Ado about Nothing, and Desdemona in Othello (among many others). At the Oregon Shakespeare Festival: The Sign in Sydney Brustein’s Window and the all women production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona. She holds a BFA in Performance from Southern Oregon University, and is a graduate of Circle in The Square Theater School. 

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