to the links below, Camina is a Yoga teacher, herbalist, science
enthusiast and impatient person. That may be so (not sure about the
impatient), but she is also a terrific Shakesperian actress living in
London and a member of the award winning troupe that is fast becoming the
talk of the town: Smooth Faced Gentlemen.
April of 2009 Camina played Louis Lemantier in Lorelei, a play directed by
Scott Ashton Swan. Camina played one of two detectives in this notable
performance at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in the City of Burnaby,
Canada. Reviewer, Ed Farolan, said of her performance:
"I saw familiar faces in this production. Young Lorelei is played by Susan Skemp and the older Lorelei who reminisces about her life is played by Lorna Olson who sits down on a reserved seat in the front row and occasionally talks to the audience from there. Both sang fabulously, but their accents differed. I think Skemp should put more of that Arkansas accent in her speech. Ashton Swan, in his preview talk, bemoans the fact that there are more women who audition for the shows and so, in this particular revue, he had to use two actresses to play male roles: Camina Bernhardt and Jennifer Suratos who play the Parisian detective brothers Louis and Robert
Lemantier. They were funny and the audience enjoyed their comic routines."
sure to follow these improvisational ladies as they tackle both male and
female roles with gusto.
SMOOTH FACED GENTLEMEN...
Smooth Faced Gentlemen are the UK's only all-female Shakespeare company. Formed in 2012, this female ensemble perform fast-paced, dynamic productions of Shakespeare's much-loved classics. Thier approach, which marries tradition with innovation, seeks to dismantle the audience's preconceptions of the Bard's work. Through the prism of an all-female cast Smooth Faced Gentlemen examine the mastery with which Shakespeare pictures humanity - a humanity which an actor can explore and share whether male or female.
This year Smooth Faced Gentlemen set sail on thier maiden voyage - a production of Romeo & Juliet - helmed by the award-winning Three's Company.
love story was faithfully and provocatively retold by the exceptional all-female cast at the Buxton Festival Fringe, July 2012. This bold production of the classic tale of love and rage met with critical and popular acclaim and went on to win the festival's Best Production award.
Building on this success, they now feel it is time for the company's immediate and timely work to reach a wider audience.
They are planning to mount their first season in
London, which will include a full run for the award-winning Romeo & Juliet.
If you would like to help them to start this process, they are hosting an industry launch night at a top London theatre. They
say that the night will be an opportunity for them to promote the Troupe to
potential, sponsors and associates. The event will take the form of a performance of Romeo & Juliet followed by a drinks reception, giving interested parties a chance to find out more about
their exciting young company.
- SHAKESPEARE'S CANONICAL PLAYS
The plays are here according to the order in which they are given in the First Folio of 1623. Plays marked with an asterisk (*) are now commonly referred to as the 'romances'. Plays marked with two asterisks (**) are sometimes referred to as the 'problem plays'.
The Tempest *
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Measure for Measure **
The Comedy of Errors
Much Ado About Nothing
Love's Labour's Lost
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Merchant of Venice **
As You Like It
The Taming of the Shrew
All's Well That Ends Well **
The Winter's Tale *
Pericles, Prince of Tyre * (not included in the First Folio)
The Two Noble Kinsmen * (not included in the First Folio)
Henry IV, Part 1
Henry IV, Part 2
Henry VI, Part 1
Henry VI, Part 2
Henry VI, Part 3
Troilus and Cressida **
Romeo and Juliet
Timon of Athens
Antony and Cleopatra
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Faced Gentlemen - London
* Camina * Carly
* Fran * Henri
* Kayleigh * Leila