Midsummer in Newtown

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Midsummer in Newtown, directed by Lloyd Kramer, paints the most intimate of portraits of a New England town as its citizens deploy the power of art to push beyond one of the greatest tragedies in American history. In the aftermath of 2012’s Sandy Hook school shooting, Kramer learned that a group of artists from New York were traveling to Newtown to work with kids from the local school system to mount an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Many of the students in the production were in school on that horrible day in 2012. Some lost a friend or a neighbor, all had their lives forever altered. With a focus on process, Midsummer in Newtown explores how these children connect with art and each other as they bring the play to life.

Poster for Midsummer in Newtown from Participant Media
Lloyd Kramer
Brad Bergan, Jo Budzilowicz, Van Dean, Sarahbeth Grossman, Lynn Webb, Tom Yellin
Executive Producers
Paul G. Allen, Jody Gottlieb, Carole Tomko, Diane Weyermann
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