Renaissance Now Theatre & Film

…to illumine timeless human questions through the contemporary lens

Auditions for 2016 season

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Midsummer – One More Weekend!

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Midsummer Production Photos

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Midsummer tickets now available

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Online at, charge by phone at 801-467-TIXX or 800-888-TIXX, or at any Smith’s Tix Outlet location.


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Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the historic Castle amphitheater in Provo

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The Castle Theatre Festival re -opens under new producing company this season creating an contemporary production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the historic Castle amphitheater in Provo at 1300 E Center street above the Utah State Hospital. Dates for the production are Thursday through Saturday, July 30- August 1st and August 6-8th at 8 pm with a 7pm Family Matinee on Monday night, August 3rd.   A revival of the play will take place in September: again Thursday through Saturday September 10-12 and 17-19th at 7:30 pm with a Monday Matinee 7:30 pm on September 14th.

Renaissance Now Theatre and Film is active both in New York and in Utah, producing Romeo & Juliet and The Seagull at the Rose Wagner Theatre in Salt Lake City, and producing both Theatre and film work in New York City over the last decade at the NYC International Fringe Festival and 78th Street Theatre Lab.

This venture to revive the Castle Theatre Festival includes Barta Heiner in the producing body and as voice and Shakespeare text coach. It also features Rick Macy, Peggy Matheson, and Ben Hopkin as the leading characters of Oberon, Titania and Bottom. The fantastical updated costumes are designed by the creative genius of Lisa Kuhni. Directing the play is Renaissance Now Artistic Director Kathy Biesinger Curtiss, a professional director whose credits include NYC’s Bryant Park Shakespeare both as director and fight director for The Drilling Company for New Works and at the Scandanavian American Theatre Company and the Oberon Theatre Company. Stage & Company Management by NYC professional Sarah Biesinger Re.

The dynamic cast includesRick Macy, Peggy Matheson, Ben Hopkin, Dallin Halls, Dane Allred, Patrick Kintz, Kat Webb, Sarah Butler, Carter Petersen, Archelaus Cristiano, Sarai Davila, William McConnell, Bradley MacKay, Kristin Perkins, Michael Re, Ester Pielstick, Madelin McCall, Stacy Wilk, and Sierra Docken.

The play will feature original music and song covers of popular love songs in this contemporary production. Shakespeare’s themes amongst the rich fantastical dream world of fairies and magic, also develops the ideas of the significance of finding your match in love and sustaining that profound connection going into and beyond marriage. This modern production shows these themes in a delightful romp through the New York music scene gathering in Central Park’s wild “ramble” to find their hearts in the primitive wilds.

Tickets available online at, charge by phone at 801-467-TIXX or 800-888-TIXX, or at any Smith’s Tix Outlet location.


$7.00 general admission, $5.00 Seniors, $25.00 per family with $20.00 Family special on Monday night



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A Wing To The Rooky Woods closes.

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A Wing To The Rooky Wood finished it’s run. Our first Fringe show.

Thanks to everyone who came to the show.

Thanks to everyone who worked on the show.
Congratulations on a successful run to the performers, directors, designers and crew.

Many of you asked how you can help or be involved, stay tuned…
We will soon start planning our next venture and fund drive.

Thanks again to our audience and supporters!

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Here’s a few reviews of the show:

nytheater now

Stage Buddy

Hi! Drama

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Rehearsal Pics – Wuthering Heights From Memory

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NYC International Fringe Festival 2014: WING TO THE ROOKY WOOD

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Renaissance Now Theatre & Film producing physical theatre interpretation of three short classics:  The Seagull, Wuthering Heights from Memory, and MacBeth in a show titled: A WING TO THE ROOKY WOOD.  Festival venue is the Robert Moss Theatre studio 440 (Lafayette at East 4th st.), opening after August 8 with various featured performances.  The works are highly experimental using physical gesture and classical text,  with highly imagistic projections and choral movement.  DIRECTORS:  Royston Coppenger and Kathy Curtiss More info click here


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Renaissance Now Theatre & Film 2010 Update

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Renaissance Now produces work that develops both new writers/directors/auteurs in theatre and film seeking to explore new form and to expose relevant concerns through the interpretation of classics.

*Film Festival Entries

*Shakespeare Bohemia at the NYC Bohemian Hall & Gardens

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