The Thrill of Live Theater…In Your Classroom

Shakespeare’s The Tempest

The wind howls, the sails bellow, a storm of great magnitude is ripping a ship apart…


Shakepeare's The Tempest Live Streamed to Schools and Colleges

With 4 classically trained New York actors playing 14 roles, Third Wing Stage creates a dynamic, moving and clear version of one of Shakespeare’s most personal plays. Third Wing’s The Tempest explores  themes of the supernatural and magic, art and culture, freedom and confinement, man and the natural world, betrayal, compassion and forgiveness.

Directed by Francesca Mantani Arkus
Co-Directed by Cameron Bossert

Starring Malcolm Gets, Stacey Linnartz, Jeremy Rishe, Lindsay Torrey

Written between 1610 and 1611, THE TEMPEST is William Shakespeare’s final play. In it, Shakespeare portrays an aging magician who has been living in exile with his young daughter on a remote island for the past twelve years. Over the course of a single day, Prospero uses his magic to whip up a sea storm to shipwreck the men responsible for his banishment. He then proceeds to dazzle and dismay the survivors (and the audience) with his art as he orchestrates his triumphant return home where he plans to retire in peace.


Scheduled To Appear:

Malcolm Gets

Malcolm Gets
Tony nominee Malcolm Gets has been seen on Broadway in Macbeth, Amour, The Story of My Life and The Moliere Comedies. Off-Broadway credits include Merrily We Roll Along, Hello Again and A New Brain. Malcolm was awarded the Obie Award for his work in Merrily We Roll Along and The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Television credits include Law and Order, Caroline in the City, The Good Wife, and Bluebloods.

Film Credits include Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, and Sex and the City .

Stacey Linnartz

Stacey is a NYC-based professional actor, producer and teacher of acting. Executive Producer of Third Wing Media which produces film, online content and theatre in NYC and a Producer and Content Creator with Virtual Arts TV which streams live Off Broadway theatre. As a founder and Artistic Director of Kids Creative Collective, a non-profit arts organization which makes theatre with children and teens in NYC public schools, Stacey works with kids and teens in schools which historically have no access to arts education. Select Professional Acting Credits – Off Broadway: GOD OF VENGEANCE (The Barrow Group), MODOTTI (The Acorn/Theatre Row), AMENDMENT 13 (Clubbed Thumb), GHOSTING, LOST IN LIGHT (The Public Theatre), HEAVEN CAN WAIT (Actors Studio), DOWN THE ROAD (ATA). Regional: SHIPWRECKED! (Capital Rep), A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, UNCLE VANYA (New Harmony), ECLECTIC SOCIETY (Walnut Street), ROMEO AND JULIET, AS YOU LIKE IT (Smoky Mountain Shakespeare). London: OLD TIMES, SIROCCO (Royal Court). Film: THE LAST 48, THE WEEKEND, SWINGING IN BETWEEN, SHALLOW POINT, THE FIRST BORN, GODZILLA. Web: FIRST WORLD problem, 12 MONTHS OF JUNE.


Jeremy Rishe
Jeremy Rishe

Jeremy is co-founding producer of Third Wing Media – for which he also acts, writes and occasionally directs. He is a founding board member of Kids Creative Collective, Inc., a non-profit organization that brings theater to young people in and around NYC, He holds an MFA from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program. Select acting credits: TV/Film: THE BLACK BOX, ELEMENTARY, THE GOOD WIFE, LAW&ORDER: SVU, BLUE BLOODS, LAW&ORDER, 3 BACKYARDS, THE WEEKEND (co-writing and acting credit), TWO NIGHT STAND. Select Off-Broadway credits: THE MEGILE OF ITZIK MANGER, SEX ON SUNDAY, STARRY MESSENGER, JEWTOPIA. Select Regional credits: OVER THE TAVERN (Alabama Shakes), THE CHOSEN (Cleveland Playhouse), THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN (Pioneer Theatre Company), THE TEMPEST, A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM, STREET SCENE, and THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH (Chautauqua Theatre Company).

Lindsay Torrey
Lindsay Torrey

Lindsay is an actor and teaching artist living in Brooklyn. Theater credits include NYTW, Clubbed Thumb, Polybe+Seats, Target Margin, Premiere Stages, The Clarence Brown Theater and Project Shaw. TV/film: “Blue Bloods,” “Onion Sportsdome,” “Guiding Light,” First World Problem. BA from Columbia University, MFA from The University of Tennessee.

Francesca Mantani Arkus
Francesca Mantani Arkus

Francesca has directed, collaborated and assisted on numerous pieces both in New York City and regionally. Francesca’s work has been seen at the Hudson Guild Theatre, the Anne Frank Center, HERE, Signature Theatre Company, TACT, Blue Heron Arts Center, Phil Bosakowski Theatre, 78th Street Theatre Lab, Six Figures Theatre, The Director’s Company, Barrow Group, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, and readings at New York Theatre Workshop and The Joseph Papp Public Theatre. Regionally, her work as a director has appeared at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum, Capitol Theatre, and The Open Eye in upstate New York. Francesca is proud to direct Words of Choice, pro-choice theatre created and developed by Cindy Cooper. She has served as Assistant Director to Tina Landau on Floyd Collins at Playwrights Horizons and Time of Your Life, at Steppenwolf, Seattle Rep, and A.C.T. in San Francisco. As a dramaturg/director, Francesca works with both graduate and undergraduate students at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in the Rita & Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing.

Cameron Bossert

Cameron worked in many production capacities throughout the whole making of John Turturro’s latest film, FADING GIGOLO, including creating the main title sequence, script editing, music supervision, and 2nd unit camera work. Cam’s musical compositions have been performed by the JACK Quartet, Da Capo Chamber Ensemble, the American Symphony Orchestra, and the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra. He was featured in a PBS documentary for having written and directed a crazy two-act musical about the aftermath of September 11th while in high school, called “Out of Ashes.” (Fun fact: A couple of pop songs from that musical were played on Welsh radio). Cam has directed and edited almost all projects from THIRD WING since its inception, including most episodes of STANNIE, 12 MONTHS OF JUNE, and the feature film, THE LAST 48.

Third Wing Media
Third Wing Media
THIRD WING is an entertainment company that makes Cinema, Stage, and Streaming Content about the dark uncomfortable places of the heart, always with humor and optimism, with a keen eye on the audience’s experience

Sample Curriculum- Fall 2015 Live-Streamed Educational Theater Festival

Curriculum for each show will be tailored to Common Core and/or TEKS standards.

Each show’s curriculum will include several theme specific activities designed to ignite the student’s interest in, and understanding of, the major themes of each play.

Each activity is designed to encompass between 3 and 5 classroom periods.

The students will read the play and cite strong textual evidence to support their analysis of the theme, conflict and characterization in the play. They will explain the development of the theme, in the text, including how it builds and leads to a climax.

The students will analyze the structure of the play including the author’s choices of where to begin and end the play, the choice of comedy or tragedy and imagine the play in a different genre. How would that change it?

The students will discuss their point of view derived from the text and explain how they developed that point of view using the text as evidence.

Activity #1
The students will engage in a discussion using different topics related to the theme of each play. They will prepare and present evidence from the text to support the topic to stimulate a range of ideas. Create questions to ask others. Ex. Romeo and Juliet. Theme-family dysfunction good or bad?

Activity #2
The student swill create a digital media presentation ( audio, visual) to enhance reasoning and evidence to support discussion based on theme, conflict and/or characterization.

Activity #3
The students will memorize and perform scenes from play demonstrating a command of the language.

This is a general sample of VirtualArts Education Curriculum. Detailed, play specific and age specific curriculum will be provided to each school/district upon enrollment.