NewJersey.com: DuBois ’13 Makes Directorial Debut

March 12, 2013

NewJersey.com reported on March 7 that Caitlin DuBois ’13 is directing Cumberland Players' upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet.

DuBois is the youngest mainstage season director Cumberland Players has hosted. While not directing on stage, DuBois, of Bridgeton, is majoring in history at Arcadia University. She was last seen acting in “It’s a Wonderful Life — A Live Radio Play” last December and designed the lighting for “Roundabout: A New Amusement” at the Levoy Theatre last September.

She said she was not attracted to Shakespeare plays in high school, but a few years ago she saw a production of “Hamlet” in Philadelphia at a black box theater and it sparked her interest.

“I was never interested in Shakespeare when I had to read it in high school, but when I saw it on stage, I fell in love,” DuBois said. “I want to give [audiences] the same experience I had.”

Though their production is done traditionally with the original old English dialogue, she isn’t worried that the audience won’t understand what’s going on.

“Honestly, I went into the production worried I wouldn’t understand everything, but it’s not just the words, it’s how the actors translate the language with their bodies,” DuBois said.

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