Romeo & Juliet "Bold..."

Raya Malcolm (Juliet) and Ethan James Botwick (Romeo) in Saratoga Shakespeare's Summer 2016 hit production of Romeo & Juliet

Girard recently helmed the Saratoga Shakespeare Company production of Romeo & Juliet,  in a manner that is both relevant and challenges contemporary audiences. Set in an anachronistic landscape, and using selections of live music throughout, Girard directs a very actor-centric production that the Saratogain says "creates a lot of energy and brings a playful mood to a work that is usually offered with somber intensity," 

"Romeo and Juliet breaks the rules, and that’s a good thing... director David Girard is a rule-breaker as he applies a rather bold concept ... The production signals the increasing maturity of a local company that is willing to take risks by offering an original look at classic material..."