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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

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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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