Prague Shakespeare Company
Shinji spent four weeks over the holidays in Prague, Czech Republic, with the Prague Shakespeare Company for their four-week Winter Intensive. The four week Winter Intensive provided her with the opportunity to perform in two PSC productions as well as study and take master classes with renowned theatre professionals including Dawn Stern, Stephan Wolfert, Lisa Wolpe, Debra Ann Byrd, Samantha Kauffman, Guy Roberts, Leraldo Anzaldua, Thomas Chaanhing, Andrea Miltnerova, Laura Cole, and many more! She even had the opportunity to visit the town of Český Krumlov and tour the Krumlov Castle theatre - one of the oldest intact Baroque Theatres in the world!While with the company, she performed in She Wolf: The Story of Margaret of Anjou, an adaptation of Henry VI 1-3 and Richard III directed by Stephan Wolfert (Richard of York), and Twelfth Night, directed by Guy Roberts (Sebastian).
In Prague, Shinji fell in love with the city and its lights during the Christmas season, and hopes to one day return to perform in Prague again. She is deeply thankful for this opportunity and the people she had the pleasure of meeting during the process.
“This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
-Hamlet, Act I, Scene III