OLi Shakespeare ~ Balcony of the Green Room

In rehearsal

Below are some draft interview rehearsals that will be constantly improved, refreshed and replaced.  The initial target audiences include scientists, engineers, medical professionals, lawyers, etc. on the one hand; and playwrights and performing artists on the other. We recorded them remotely from Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Ottawa and Perth, Canada.

Simply click to play the audio files from your computer. You can also listen to them as a podcast if you like. Using your mobile phone, go to this page on our website (expand with your fingers to see). Plug in your headset, and click play on any of the audio files.

Note: This is an ongoing project!  Everything is a draft. Some of the voice actors are amateurs who live a different professional life.  Some are encountering jargon from the social and natural sciences for the first time. You’re invited to play any of the voice acting roles in these interviews, as well as the developing play adaptation.  Contact us.

Tell me more.

OLi-works has decided on the Merry Wives of Windsor as the first play to adapt into a modern version called The Three Wise Wives of Windsor. 

1) Ted has been referred to OLi-works but is uncertain about what it is.

2) Someone named Iz asks about gift cards at OLi-works.

3) Ted calls OLi-works again for more details.

4) Ted figures he should call OLi-works one more time; maybe give them a chance.

5) Dr. Caius Demoutarde rehearsed with OLi-works, and now wants to buy a gift card for a friend.

6) Mr. Dmitri Lebedev, a graduate of an OLi-workshop series, might consider another one.

Want to try some voice acting, yourself?

For the curious, interested or anyone needing a laugh … you are invited to read the different roles in these interviews, or take other roles in the developing script. For $5.00 CAD/hour*, and from your favourite armchair, you can mingle with us on-line, meet our professional and amateur voice actors, and exercise your elocution. Or, you can buy an OLi-works gift card and nudge a friend or family member to go, or come together.

*Note: The first session is free, then CAD $5/person in a bundle of 5 sessions for CAD $25.

Everyone is friendly!  You simply join us for rehearsals by tuning in to a videoconference platform (Zoom) whose log-in access we provide.

Our current timing for rehearsals is 8:00 pm ET (5:00pm PT) on Wednesdays. To determine what time the workshops are held in your own time zone, check the World Clock Meeting Planner.  However we may be able to accommodate groups at different times.  Contact us to learn more.

The Three Wise Wives of Windsor – an Adaptation

Actors, OLi workshop participants: to access the draft play readings, click this link, and enter the password.