Running time: 90 minutes, with no intermission

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Set in the seething streets of a rotten city, Measure for Measure tells the story of people caught between the extremes of piety and sin. Isabella, a young woman on the verge of entering a convent must grapple with her faith, her conscience, and a society that offers very little room to take the middle path. In this world of dark corners and bright searchlights, heroes act like monster, villains like heroes, and the differences between justice and mercy, love and sadism, sex and death, stand on a knife's edge.

Age recommendation: 12+ for mature themes, concepts, and images.
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M4M_Emmet3Emmet Temple was born and raised on Ocracoke Island, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina where, his skills as a story-teller were honed from a young age. In high school, Emmet was conscripted into a production of Midsummer Night’s Dream, playing Demetrius, which sparked his abiding love for Shakespeare and theater which he nurtured at UNCSA’s School of Drama.

This year Emmet and his classmate Cameron formed Mended Wing Theatre Co. to tour A Midsummer Night’s Dream to public schools in Georgia. Educational outreach is a part of theater that Emmet is very passionate about, believing that theater’s unique capability to breed empathy is in high demand in our troubled world. He is excited to continue his journey at ACT as the Kenan Fellow, and hopes to find a home amongst the theater community of Seattle.


The Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a creative catalyst that encourages and supports the exploration and development of new knowledge to transform the way artists, organizations and communities approach their creative challenges.

The Kenan Directing Fellowship at ACT provides practical knowledge and experience to recent graduates of the School of Drama at the University North Carolina School of the Arts who are embarking on a career in regional theatre. ACT joins Lincoln Center Theatre and The Kennedy Center as the three institutions partnering in this program. Each Directing Fellow is mentored by Artistic Director John Langs as well as the entire ACT staff, in varying capacities.

For more details, visit To apply to be a Kenan Fellow, click here.

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