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Two River Theater's most popular education program in Red Bank, New Jersey is creating something entirely new with Tiny Shakes: Romeo and Juliet, adapted and directed by Em Weinstein (A Little Shakespeare: Twelfth Night ). Weinstein and Two River's Education Director Kate Cordaro joined WBGO Journal host Doug Doyle to talk about the exciting and creative break from the theater's A Little Shakespeare productions. Because of the limitations of 2021 and coronavirus pandemic, Tiny Shakes brings high school students (audition submissions due March 1) from all over the country together with a professional design team, with students performing and supporting the production behind the scenes. Em Weinstein says students will get a great opportunity to delve deeply into Shakespeare's star-crossed romantic tragedy, giving them creative license to come up with virtual interpretations through TikTok videos, animation, dance routines, as well as rap battles and traditional scene readings. "I love