January 13–August 27, 2007
As part of Washington, DC’s city-wide Shakespeare Festival, the National Building Museum will present Reinventing the Globe: A Shakespearean Theater for the 21st Century, an exhibition conceived to encourage a reconsideration of the spaces designed to accommodate dramatic performances. Five innovative architects and set designers have been commissioned to create hypothetical Shakespearean theaters for the 21st century. They are John Coyne of Theatre Projects Consultants in Connecticut, Hugh Hardy of H3 in New York, David Rockwell of The Rockwell Group in New York, Michele Saee of Michele Saee Architects in Los Angeles, and Jennifer Siegal of the Office of Mobile Design in Los Angeles. The exhibition will include drawings, models, and computer renderings of the proposed projects, plus interpretive models, drawings, and photographs of the first and second Globe theaters and other Shakespearean theaters over the past 400 years.
National Building Museum · 401 F Street NW · Washington, DC · 20001 · 202 272-2448 · www.nbm.org
The Museum will be closed on January 1 and on January 2 in observance of a National Day of Mourning for former President Gerald Ford.