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PRESS RELEASE: TICKETS FOR BLINDNESS ARE ON SALE NOW AT SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY

STC welcomes back patrons to Sidney Harman Hall with Blindness, a unique experience where the audience is onstage, but actors are not. November 16, 2020, Washington, D.C.: Today at 3:30 p.m., the first production of Shakespeare Theatre Company’s revised 2020/21 Season goes on sale: the sound installation Blindness, originally produced to great acclaim at London’s […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES REVISED 2020/21 SEASON

Upcoming Season includes pre-recorded, sound installation, online and in-person theatre productions October 9, 2020, Washington, D.C.: Yesterday, in a virtual townhall meeting for staff, season subscribers, and donors, Artistic Director Simon Godwin and Executive Director Chris Jennings shared the lineup for Shakespeare Theatre Company’s revised 2020/21 season. “We are so excited to announce that we […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY INVITES ALL TO ATTEND FREE VIRTUAL GALA: SHAKESPEARE EVERYWHERE

The free event is open to all and will showcase Shakespearean performances from around the globe with acclaimed international celebrities 24 September 2020, Washington, D.C.—Shakespeare Theatre Company is extending an invitation to this year’s free Virtual Gala titled Shakespeare Everywhere on Saturday, October 3 at 7 p.m. Hosted by STC’s Artistic Director Simon Godwin the […]

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MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TAKE TO THE (ONLINE) STAGE FOR SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY’S WILL ON THE HILL

Pay-what-you-will pricing benefits arts education programming August 5, 2020, Washington, D.C.: D.C.’s most popular bi-partisan event is going online — making it accessible to the entire nation!  On Monday, September 14th, Members of Congress and distinguished Washington influencers from both sides of the aisle will present the Bard’s take on power and policymaking in an […]

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ACA RADIO REPS: 20th ANNUAL SUMMER REPERTORY SEASON MOVES FROM THE STAGE TO THE RADIO WAVES

The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting presents three radio plays: Hamlet, Man and Superman, and Romeo and Juliet Guest Directors include Aaron Posner and Holly Twyford June 23, 2020, Washington, D.C.: Embracing the ubiquity of contemporary podcasts while harkening to the earlier radio dramas devised by the great actor and director Orson Welles, […]

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Judge Merrick Garland Takes the Bench for Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Virtual Mock Trial

Judges Amy Berman Jackson, Patricia Millett, and Neomi Rao will weigh in on A Midsummer Night’s Force Majeure–When Can the Show NOT Go ON? “A Washington wonk’s dream.” –The New York Times “The funniest, most entertaining event in Washington.” ­­–Roll Call  May 27, 2020, Washington, D.C.: Oyez, oyez, oyez! Shakespeare Theatre Company’s annual Mock Trial, […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY SUSPENDS REMAINDER OF 2019/20 SEASON WITH NO PUBLIC PERFORMANCES THROUGH JULY 5; SUMMER FREE FOR ALL 2020 CANCELED; PHOENIX FUND ANNOUNCED

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, Washington, D.C.: Following the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and the D.C. Health Department, Shakespeare Theatre Company’s theatres and workspaces remain closed. STC is announcing proactive measures to buttress the District’s premier classical theatre company during this time of national crisis. Programming Changes Shakespeare Theatre Company has canceled the […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY OFFERS ITS ADULT CLASSES AS ONLINE OFFERINGS

TUITION REDUCED TO $149 April 9, 2020, Washington, D.C.: Shakespeare Theatre Company is offering its series of adult classes as online courses for the first-time to accommodate theatre students and professionals amid the coronavirus pandemic. STC Teaching Artists have adapted their curriculum to successfully reach students in an online format with no more an 12-16 […]

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Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces Discount Ticket Programs

January 29, Washington, D.C.: Amid a season focused on expanding the concept of classical theatre and embracing inclusive programming under new Artistic Director Simon Godwin, Shakespeare Theatre Company is delighted to share new discount ticket programs in effect for the 2019/20 Season. Together the programs will improve access to the Company’s productions for a wider […]

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Press Release STC 2020_21 Season Announcement – short

Washington, D.C. February 5, 2019—Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Artistic Director SIMON GODWIN announced the Company’s 2020/21 Season to a gathering of dedicated theatergoers at the Michael R. Klein Theatre at the Lansburgh on February 4. The upcoming season is one of “epic spectacles, classical masterpieces, and mighty collaborations,” explains Godwin. “Our motto for this season is, […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES COLLABORATIONS WITH HOWARD UNIVERSITY, BUSBOYS AND POETS, AND THE CENTER FOR HELLENIC STUDIES FOR AMEN, BALDWIN!: A LIVING CELEBRATION

February 3, 2020, Washington, D.C.: In collaboration with Howard University, Busboys and Poets, and Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies, Shakespeare Theatre Company is announcing a series of special events and programming entitled Amen, Baldwin!: A Living Celebration throughout February and March. Events will occur at both Shakespeare Theatre Company theatres as well as other locations throughout Washington, D.C. […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY FREE OPEN REHEARSAL FOR THE AMEN CORNER

January 27, 2020, Washington, D.C.: On Sunday, February 2 at 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., theatregoers are invited to attend a free Open Rehearsal session at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) for The Amen Corner by James Baldwin, directed by Whitney White. For nearly 30 years the Shakespeare Theatre Company has invited audiences […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR THE AMEN CORNER BY JAMES BALDWIN

January 7, Washington, D.C.: Shakespeare Theatre Company is delighted to announce the full cast of The Amen Corner, James Baldwin’s classic parable of passion and perseverance, which will grace the stage at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW) from February 11-March 15, 2020. James Baldwin investigates the role of the church in the formation […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR SIMON GODWIN’S FIRST SHOW AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: TIMON OF ATHENS

Photo of Kathryn Hunter by Simon Annand © RSC.

December 23, 2019, Washington, D.C.: Shakespeare Theatre Company is excited to announce casting for Artistic Director SIMON GODWIN’s directorial debut at the Theatre—a restaging of his recent acclaimed production of Timon of Athens, a co-production with Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA), produced in association with The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). Timon of Athens will […]

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WEST END FAVORITE THE WOMAN IN BLACK WILL HAUNT SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY’S LANSBURGH THEATRE THIS DECEMBER

August 12, 2019, Washington, D.C.: Shakespeare Theatre Company is excited to announce that one of London’s most popular and long-running plays will join an already vibrant season of classical theatre as a special presentation: THE WOMAN IN BLACK. The Woman in Black will play at the Lansburgh Theatre December 4-22, 2019. SUSAN HILL’s Gothic ghost […]

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FLEABAG RETURNS AND A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM IS WELCOMED TO SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY FOR NT LIVE IN JANUARY

January 7, 2020, Washington, D.C.: “This is a love story,” Phoebe Waller Bridge’s charactersays at the beginning of the second seasonof her beloved show Fleabag. Shakespeare Theatre Company continues its love story with National Theatre Live by screening Fleabag and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in mid-January at the Michael R. Klein Theatre at the Lansburgh. […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES ADDED DATES AND A RELAXED PERFORMANCE OF PETER PAN AND WENDY

Friday, December 13, Washington, D.C.: After a high-flying opening night on Monday, December 9, the Shakespeare Theatre Company will add several more performances of this “majestically magical” production (DC Metro Theater Arts) of Peter Pan and Wendy, adapted by Lauren Gunderson from J.M. Barrie’s classic play and directed by Alan Paul. Due to popular demand, […]

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CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY’S PETER PAN AND WENDY, A WORLD PREMIERE OF J.M. BARRIE’S CLASSIC ADAPTED BY LAUREN GUNDERSON

October 29, 2019, Washington, D.C.: Shakespeare Theatre Company is excited to announce the cast of Peter Pan and Wendy (previously announced as Peter Pan), a reimagining of J.M. BARRIE’s classic work by “America’s Most-Produced Playwright” (American Theatre) LAUREN GUNDERSON (Ada and the Engine, Silent Sky). This world premiere will be onstage for the holidays at […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY RENAMES LANSBURGH THEATRE AFTER MICHAEL R. KLEIN

November 5, 2019: At last night’s annual Shakespeare Theatre Company Gala, the Lansburgh Theatre at 450 7th St. NW was rechristened as the Michael R. Klein Theatre. In addition to the renaming of the theatre in his honor, announced by Executive Director CHRIS JENNINGS, MICHAEL R. KLEIN was presented with the Sidney Harman Award for […]

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DAME EILEEN ATKINS, PHILANTHROPIST MICHAEL R. KLEIN, SENATOR CHRISTOPHER COONS, AND CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK TO RECEIVE AWARDS AT THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY GALA

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) will award DAME EILEEN ATKINS the prestigious William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award) for her exceptional contributions to the classics through her performance of Shakespearean drama, adaptations of modern classics and period-set television series. The celebration will take place at the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s 27th annual Gala […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY NAMES EMERY BATTIS AWARD HONOREES

October 23, 2019, Washington, D.C. – Since 2010, STC has recognized two actors per season who have demonstrated exceptional skill and technique on the stage with the Emery Battis Award for Acting Excellence. This year’s awardees are KELLEY CURRAN and MATTHEW RAUCH. Praised for their extraordinary performances as the vengeful queen Clytemnestra in The Oresteia and the […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR BRANDEN JACOBS-JENKINS’ EVERYBODY, DIRECTED BY WILL DAVIS

August 27, 2019, Washington, D.C.: Shakespeare Theatre Company will begin its 2019/20 Season with the 2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist EVERYBODY by Obie Award-winner, MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient and Washington, D.C.-native Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon, Gloria). This “fun and breezy” (Broadway World) comedy about life (and death) will play at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SERIES, FEATURING FLEABAG AND SIMON GODWIN’S ANTONY & CLEOPATRA

September 3, 2019, Washington, D.C.: Shakespeare Theatre Company is delighted to announce the lineup of three National Theatre Live screenings in anticipation of the 2019/20 Season: FLEABAG, ANTONY & CLEOPATRA, THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, and KINKY BOOTS, distributed by BY Experience. National Theatre Live brings the best of British theatre to cinema screens around the world, […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES BOOK CLUB SERIES FOR 2019/20 SEASON, BEGINNING WITH RABBIT CAKE BY ANNIE HARTNETT TO ACCOMPANY EVERYBODY BY BRANDEN JACOBS-JENKINS

2 October 2019, Washington, D.C.: On Tuesday November 5, the Shakespeare Theatre Company will host a free Book Club discussion for Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett in The Forum at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW) from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. for interested readers. STC’s Book Club series aims to offer new perspectives […]

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FREE FILMS FOR ALL, THE SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER HIT AT THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY, GETS A SEQUEL AUGUST 23-25, 2019

August 15, 2019, Washington, D.C.: In the grand tradition of films such as The Godfather II, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Empire Strikes Back, From Russia With Love, Die Hard With a Vengeance, and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, the Shakespeare Theatre Company has decided that its first summer film festival  FREE FILMS FOR ALL, […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY WELCOMES THREE NEW MEMBERS TO ITS BOARD OF TRUSTEES

17 JUNE 2019, Washington, D.C. At the June 12, 2019 Board of Trustees meeting for the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), JOHN AFFLECK was voted in as the newest member of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Affleck’s company CoStar is celebrating its tenth year as the lead sponsor of STC’s annual Free For All, a much-loved […]

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BROADWAY STAR MICHAEL URIE RETURNS TO SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY FREE FOR ALL HAMLET

Washington, D.C—Free For All, one of the capital’s cherished annual traditions, will return for its 29th annual summer to Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), offering two weeks of free performances of the Company’s 2018 acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet starring MICHAEL URIE (Ugly Betty) as a  “quick-witted and sly” Hamlet (BroadwayWorld) in an “extraordinary performance” (TheaterMania). […]

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WILL ON THE HILL RAISES $479,000 FOR SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY

Members of Congress, distinguished Washington influencers and professional actors took to the stage on June 10, 2019 to raise vital funds for the Company’s education and community engagement programs Directed by Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Artistic Associate Craig Baldwin and written by Michael Trottier with assistance from D.C.’s West Wing Writers, Good Morrow America presented a humorous […]

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ZONING COMMISSION APPROVES SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY’S PROPOSED BUILDING PROJECT “THE BARD”; CONSTRUCTION WILL BEGIN THIS AUTUMN

Washington, D.C., 11 June 2019: In a unanimous vote, the Washington D.C. Zoning Commission has approved the proposed construction of Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) and Erkiletian Development Company’s joint mixed-use building. Informally referred to as “The Bard,” after a common epithet for William Shakespeare, the two buildings include administrative offices, rehearsal spaces, and a costume […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES MICHAEL KAHN AND FRIENDS: OFF THE RECORD

Lansburgh Theatre 8:00pm General Admission Tickets: $20 Student Tickets: $10   Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Michael Kahn invites theatre-lovers to a series of intimate conversations about life in the D.C. theatre scene as he prepares to retire from the STC stage. Open, unrehearsed, and off the record, invited speakers will swap anecdotes and share […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR MICHAEL KAHN’S FINAL DIRECTORIAL ENDEAVOR AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: THE WORLD PREMIERE OF ELLEN MCLAUGHLIN’S ADAPTATION OF THE ORESTEIA

In a fitting conclusion to his illustrious tenure at STC, Michael Kahn is bringing a dream project to the stage. “I’ve always wanted to do all of The Oresteia,” he says. “When I was in college, we read the whole Oresteia, and I was completely fascinated by the story, by the form, by the relationships, […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR KATE HAMILL’S ADAPTATION OF VANITY FAIR

Following the success of her Sense and Sensibility at the Folger Theatre in 2016, Wall Street Journal’s Playwright of the Year 2017 Kate Hamill, returns to D.C. with her adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s classic novel Vanity Fair. Hamill’s vibrant and colorful tale about society’s foibles is a co-production with San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater. […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES CAST FOR SHAKESPEARE’S RICHARD THE THIRD DIRECTED BY DAVID MUSE

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare’s Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac’s rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5–March 10, 2019. Returning to STC in the titular role […]

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DAVID IVES – THE PANTIES, THE PARTNER AND THE PROFIT: Scenes from the Heroic Life of the Middle Class

David Ives (The Liar, The Heir Apparent, The Metromaniacs, and The School For Lies) will return to Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) to collaborate with Artistic Director Michael Kahn during his final season at STC. The world premiere of The Panties, The Partner and The Profit: Scenes from the Heroic Life of the Middle Class will […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY OPENS 2018–2019 REDISCOVERY READING SERIES WITH PEERLESS BY JIEHAE PARK

Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) is delighted to announce its 2018–2019 ReDiscovery Reading Series will open on Monday, October 22 at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW) at 7:30 p.m. with Peerless, written by Jiehae Park. The free reading is directed by Seema Sueko, Deputy Artistic Director, Arena Stage, and features actors Teresa Lim, Tiffany […]

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AN INSPECTOR CALLS AT SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY

Washington, D.C.—Winner of 19 major accolades, including multiple Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Awards, Stephen Daldry’s (Billy Elliot, The Crown) multi award-winning production of J.B. Priestley’s classic thriller An Inspector Calls will kick off a four-city U.S. tour at Shakespeare Theatre Company from November 20 through December 23, 2018. Following its initial success at the […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED DIRECTOR SIMON GODWIN AS ITS NEXT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Washington, D.C.—The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) today announces the appointment of Simon Godwin as its next Artistic Director. Godwin, currently the Associate Director at the National Theatre of Great Britain (NT), previously served as Associate Director of London’s Royal Court Theatre and Associate Director at the Bristol Old Vic in the United Kingdom. He will succeed Michael Kahn, who […]

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THE COMEDY OF ERRORS – Beloved performers return for the opening show of Michael Kahn’s final season

Washington, D.C.—In honor of Artistic Director Michael Kahn’s final season with the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), the opening show of the 2018–2019 Season, William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, will feature beloved performers, many of whom have been with the Company since the very beginning. The cast for the farcical comedy will include STC Affiliated Artists Veanne […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR FREE FOR ALL

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR ROMEO & JULIET NEW CAST MEMBERS JOIN THE 2016 PRODUCTION WHEN IT RETURNS FOR THE ANNUAL FREE FOR ALL  Washington, D.C—Free For All, one of the capital’s cherished annual traditions, will return this summer to Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), offering two weeks of free performances of the Company’s 2016 […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR CAMELOT

Lerner and Loewe’s classic Tony Award-winning musical will close the 2017–2018 Season Washington, D.C. –Shakespeare Theatre Company today announces the cast of Lerner and Loewe’s multiple Tony Award-winning musical Camelot. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul (Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha), the classic musical will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS DRUID’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OF WAITING FOR GODOT

Washington, D.C. — Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) will host Druid, Ireland’s most celebrated theatre company, and their critically acclaimed production of Waiting for Godot. Directed by Tony Award-winner Garry Hynes, Druid’s production of Samuel Beckett’s absurd, anarchic masterpiece will make its regional premiere at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street, NW) from April 17 through […]

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POTTED POTTER returns to the Shakespeare Theatre Company

ALL SEVEN HARRY POTTER BOOKS IN SEVENTY HILARIOUS MINUTES!  Washington, D.C. — Potted Potter, The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff will return to Shakespeare Theatre Company to entertain the District’s witches, wizards and muggles.  The New York and West End smash hit will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street […]

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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MICHAEL KAHN ANNOUNCES HIS FINAL SEASON FOR SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY  

  The Comedy of Errors – William Shakespeare An Inspector Calls – J.B. Priestley The Panties, The Partner and The Profit: Scenes from the Heroic Life of the Middle Class – David Ives Richard III – William Shakespeare Vanity Fair – Kate Hamill The Oresteia – Ellen McLaughlin Washington, D.C. February 14, 2018— Michael Kahn today […]

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Women’s Voices Theatre Festival: NOURA WRITTEN BY HEATHER RAFFO AND DIRECTED BY JOANNA SETTLE

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES FULL CASTING FOR THE WORLD PREMIERE OF NOURA WRITTEN BY HEATHER RAFFO AND DIRECTED BY JOANNA SETTLE Washington, D.C.— As part of the second Women’s Voices Theater Festival, Shakespeare Theatre Company presents the world-premiere production of Noura, a new play written by award-winning playwright and performer Heather Raffo (Nine Parts of […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES FULL CAST FOR HAMLET Featuring Michael Urie (previously announced) Oyin Oladejo, Robert Joy, Alan Cox and Keith Baxter

Washington, D.C. — The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) announces the cast and creative team for Hamlet, directed by STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn and featuring acclaimed actor Michael Urie as the tortured Danish prince. Shakespeare’s most celebrated tragedy will run January 16–February 25, 2018 at Sidney Harman Hall. Urie will be joined by an international, award-winning cast […]

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Shakespeare Theatre Company ReDiscovery Reading Series opens with William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair adapted by and starring Kate Hamill

Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) is delighted to announce its 2017–2018 ReDiscovery Free Reading Series with open with William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair. Directed by STC Artistic Associate Director, Craig Baldwin, the play is adapted by and stars Kate Hamill, the modern master behind the 2016 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility at Folger Theatre. The reading […]

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CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY’S TWELFTH NIGHT DIRECTED BY ETHAN MCSWEENY

Washington, D.C.—Continuing its 2017–2018 Season, Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents Twelfth Night.  Directed by internationally acclaimed director Ethan McSweeny and featuring Antoinette Robinson (previously announced) as Viola and Tony Award-nominee Hannah Yelland as Olivia, Shakespeare’s comic tale of unrequited love will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from November 14–December 20, 2017. […]

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THE LOVER and THE COLLECTION Kick Off the 2017-2018 Season

MICHAEL KAHN KICKS OFF THE 2017–2018 SEASON WITH A DOUBLE BILL OF SHORT PLAYS BY HAROLD PINTER Building on the critical success of his 2011 production of Harold Pinter’s Old Times, STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn will return to the British playwright’s gripping realm of doubt and disquiet to direct a double bill of short plays. […]

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Shakespeare Theatre Company to Honor Laura Linney at the 10th Anniversary Harman Center for the Arts Gala

WASHINGTON, D.C.— To acknowledge her outstanding contribution to classical theatre in America, Actress Laura Linney will be awarded the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s prestigious William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award) at the Harman Center for the Arts 10th Anniversary Gala on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Sidney Harman Hall. Linney, who most recently appeared […]

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Screen star Faran Tahir returns to play Othello at Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Free For All

For Immediate Release: July 11, 2017 Washington, D.C—The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) Free For All, one of the capital’s most beloved annual traditions offering free performances of a Shakespearean classic to the general public each summer, will return next month with the Company’s 2016 production of William Shakespeare’s Othello. Helmed by internationally acclaimed director Ron […]

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WILL ON THE HILL RAISES $510,000 FOR SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY

WILL ON THE HILL RAISES $510,000 FOR SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY  Members of Congress, distinguished Washington insiders and professional actors took to the stage on June 12 to raise vital funds for the Theatre’s education and community outreach programs Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul and written by Peter Byrne with assistance from D.C.’s […]

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THE SCHOOL FOR LIES, ADAPTED BY DAVID IVES AND DIRECTED BY MICHAEL KAHN

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS AN UPDATED VERSION OF THE SCHOOL FOR LIES, ADAPTED BY DAVID IVES AND DIRECTED BY MICHAEL KAHN REVISIONS ADDED TO ADDRESS POLITICAL CLIMATE IN WASHINGTON, DC Washington, D.C. — Tony Award-nominee David Ives and STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn, the team that created the award-winning French “trilogy” of The Liar, The Heir Apparent […]

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WILL ON THE HILL: 30 Rock actor Maulik Pancholy and Turn: Washington’s Spies, star Ian Kahn, join Members of Congress and Distinguished Washington Insiders on STC stage A

JUNE 12 WILL ON THE HILL, THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY’S ANNUAL BIPARTISAN COMEDIC EVENT, RETURNS  Washington, D.C. — Shakespeare Theatre Company will once again welcome Members of Congress and distinguished Washington influencers onto its stage to perform in Will on the Hill, a lively show infused with comedic references to contemporary politics. Now in its […]

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SHAKESPEARE AND THE RULES OF WAR

SHAKESPEARE AND THE RULES OF WAR:  FROM ATHENS TO ALEPPO PANEL DISCUSSION WITH: NOVELIST, BERNARD CORNWELL THE HONORABLE RYAN ZINKE, SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR; DALE W.MEYERROSE, RET. MAJOR GENERAL OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE, LIESL TOMMY, THEATRE DIRECTOR, STC’s MACBETH STEPHEN M. RYAN, FORMER GENERAL COUNSEL OF U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS Washington […]

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FULL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY’S MACBETH DIRECTED BY TONY AWARD®-NOMINEE LIESL TOMMY

Macbeth 16-17

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS MACBETH,  DIRECTED BY TONY AWARD®-NOMINEE LIESL TOMMY Washington, D.C. March 15— The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents Macbeth, directed by Tony Award®-nominee Liesl Tommy and featuring Jesse J. Perez as Macbeth and Nikkole Salter as Lady Macbeth. The show will run April 25–May 28 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street […]

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GREATER D.C.-AREA THEATERS ANNOUNCE THE RETURN OF THE WOMEN’S VOICES THEATER FESTIVAL

 Festival Takes Place January – February 2018 In Order to Further Showcase Theater Written by Women, The Second Festival Expands to Include 2nd and 3rd Productions in Addition to World-Premiere Works Seven Originating Theaters Announce Projects and Playwrights  Washington, D.C. – The seven originating theaters of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival – Arena Stage, Ford’s […]

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MICHAEL KAHN TO RETIRE AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY

MICHAEL KAHN TO RETIRE AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY Feb 14, 2017: Washington D.C – Michael Kahn will retire as artistic director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) at the end of the 2019 season. A national search for Mr. Kahn’s successor will begin in 2017. The successor will be announced in July […]

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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MICHAEL KAHN ANNOUNCES THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY’S 2017-2018 SEASON

Othello The Collection and The Lover Twelfth Night Hamlet Waiting for Godot Camelot Final production to be revealed Washington, D.C. February 6, 2017—Artistic Director Michael Kahn announced today the Company’s 2017–2018 Season. Continuing his commitment to explore the classics from a variety of perspectives, Kahn, now in his 31st year with the Company, has put […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS ELEVATOR REPAIR SERVICE’S THE SELECT (THE SUN ALSO RISES)

Washington, D.C. — Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) will host acclaimed theatre ensemble Elevator Repair Service and their production of The Select (The Sun Also Rises) at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th St NW) from February 18–April 2, 2017.  Directed by John Collins, this original adaptation is based on the novel The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway […]

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SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS MIKE BARTLETT’S KING CHARLES III, DIRECTED BY DAVID MUSE AND STARRING ROBERT JOY

Washington, D.C. — Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), in association with Seattle Repertory Theatre and San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater, will present Mike Bartlett’s King Charles III, a modern history play, at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street) from February 7–March 12, 2017.  The co-production is directed by David Muse, Artistic Director at Studio Theatre and formerly Associate Artistic […]

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Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents Mock Trial: Romeo & Juliet: Wrongful Deaths?

The Shakespeare Theatre Company presents its Winter Mock Trial at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) on Monday, December 12, 2016. The Trial begins at 7 p.m. Guests are invited to hear Romeo & Juliet: Wrongful Deaths? a wrongful death suit issued by the Montagues and the Capulets against Friar Laurence. The prosecution will […]

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The Jake Group Wins Webaward Arts Standard of Excellence Award for Shakespeare Theatre Company

WASHINGTON DC (September 21, 2016)—Washington, DC-based digital marketing agency, the Jake Group, has won the 2016 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement from the Web Marketing Association for its work on the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) website. The Standard of Excellence Award was presented to the Jake Group in the Arts category during its annual WebAward Competition. […]

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D.C. Theatres Collaborate to Bring Politics to the Stage

THEatrical SELECTIONs: A free, politically-charged play reading series In the weeks leading up to the nation’s presidential election, five leading D.C. theatres will collaborate to bring politics and drama to the stage.  Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, The John F. Kennedy for the Performing Arts, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre and […]

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Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) Presents The Secret Garden

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. — 25 years after the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical production of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic children’s story The Secret Garden, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) and The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle will co-present the timeless tale from November 15–December 31 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). The musical is […]

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Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents Romeo and Juliet

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS ROMEO & JULIET DIRECTED BY ALAN PAUL AND STARRING ANDREW VEENSTRA AND AYANA WORKMAN Washington, D.C. — Continuing its 2016–2017 Season, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents Romeo & Juliet, directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul, and featuring STC Affiliated Artist Andrew Veenstra as Romeo and Ayana Workman as […]

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Romeo & Juliet is Coming to the Embassy of Italy, DC

Washington, D.C. – To celebrate their forthcoming production of Romeo & Juliet, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute-Embassy of Italy.  On Tuesday, August 30 at 7 p.m., lead cast members from the show will perform select scenes of the play during a cultural evening at […]

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Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) to Honor Charles Dance for Outstanding Contribution to Classical Theatre in America

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August 8, 2016 Washington, D.C. – To acknowledge his outstanding contribution to classical theatre in America, British actor Charles Dance will accept the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s (STC) prestigious William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award) at the Harman Center for the Arts Annual Gala on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Sidney Harman Hall (610 […]

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Patrick Page to Star in 26th Annual Free For All

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2016 Media Contact: Amy Hughes Press@ShakespeareTheatre.org BROADWAY VETERAN PATRICK PAGE TO STAR IN THE 26TH ANNUAL FREE FOR ALL AT SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY Washington, D.C. — Kicking off its 30th Anniversary Season, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) will present William Shakespeare’s The Tempest as the 2016 Free For All event. Directed […]

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STC Presents Mock Trial: The Trial of Winston vs. Oceania-1984

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2016 Media Contact: Press@ShakespeareTheatre.org   SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS MOCK TRIAL: THE TRIAL OF WINSTON VS. OCEANIA-1984 MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016 Washington, D.C.—The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award®, presents its Annual Dinner and Mock Trial at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) on […]

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Will on the Hill Returns June 13 With Special Guests Reg E. Cathey and Tom Story

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 6, 2016 Media Contact: Press@ShakespeareTheatre.org   Members of Congress and Distinguished Washington Insiders Take the Stage, Featuring Special Guests Reg E. Cathey and STC Affiliated Artist Tom Story Washington, D.C. — On Monday, June 13, 2016, Will on the Hill, a favorite bipartisan event of theatre and political fans alike, returns […]

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Children’s Casting Call for The Secret Garden at STC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2016 Media Contact: Michael Porto 202.547.3230 ext. 2315 Press@ShakespeareTheatre.org CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT AND LOCAL CHILDREN’S AUDITIONS FOR THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY’S PRODUCTION OF THE SECRET GARDEN Washington, D.C. — Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) announces today casting news for the upcoming production of The Secret Garden, part of STC’s 2016-2017 Season. Daisy […]

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Shakespeare Theatre Company presents The Taming of the Shrew

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2016 Media Contact: Michael Porto 202.547.3230 ext. 2315 Press@ShakespeareTheatre.org UP NEXT AT SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY: MAULIK PANCHOLY AND PETER GADIOT TO LEAD CAST OF THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, DIRECTED BY ED SYLVANUS ISKANDAR FEATURING THE MUSIC OF DUNCAN SHEIK Washington, D.C.—Next at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), stage and screen […]

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David Ives Returns to STC with The School for Lies

  DAVID IVES RETURNS TO THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY WITH THE SCHOOL FOR LIES IN THE 2016-2017 SEASON Washington, D.C. — Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) announces the return of playwright David Ives with The School for Lies in spring of 2017. The Tony Award-nominee pairs once more with Artistic Director Michael Kahn as director, the […]

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STC Launches Website Redesign

  Shakespeare Theatre Company Launches ShakespeareTheatre.org Redesign Washington, D.C. — The Shakespeare Theatre Company announces the launch of a new website, upgrading the look and functionality of ShakespeareTheatre.org to meet the demands of today’s audiences. The new design represents the culmination of a dedicated effort by members of the STC marketing team working with The Jake […]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream at China’s 27th Macao Arts Festival

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS ETHAN MCSWEENY’S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM AT CHINA’S 27th MACAO ARTS FESTIVAL Washington, D.C.— Following the Free For All 25th Anniversary performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Ethan McSweeny, the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s (STC) production will travel to Macao, China, to perform this striking rendition of Shakespeare’s iconic comedy at the 27th annual […]

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Artistic Director Michael Kahn Announces the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s 2016–2017 Season

UPDATE 3/31/2016: David Ives’s The School for Lies, directed by Michael Kahn, will play in the slot previously announced for Women Beware Women. Learn more here. Washington, D.C.— Following the successes of the first half of this season—from the multiple Helen Hayes Award nominations for Salomé and Kiss Me, Kate, to the critical acclaim of […]

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Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents Othello

Starring Faran Tahir and Directed by Internationally Acclaimed Director Ron Daniels Washington, D.C. — This February, the Shakespeare Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare’s Othello, helmed by internationally acclaimed director Ron Daniels and featuring stage and screen performer Faran Tahir in the titular role and Jonno Roberts as Iago. Director Ron Daniels, an honorary associate director at the Royal […]

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