The 2011-2012 Season marked the 25th anniversary of the Shakespeare Theatre Company and of Michael Kahn’s leadership, vision and artistic direction.
During the past 25 years, STC has:
- Produced and hosted more than 150 productions
- Entertained more than 2.5 million audience members
- Attracted some of the world’s greatest talent, including Avery Brooks, Stacy Keach, Marsha Mason, Sir Patrick Stewart and Richard Thomas.
- Presented free Shakespeare to more than 630,000 residents through Free For All, a beloved annual tradition
- Produced almost the entire Shakespearean canon, including rarely-produced classics such as Cymbeline and Pericles
- Hosted award-winning international performances, including Phèdre, The Great Game: Afghanistan and Black Watch
- Uncovered and produced ten “new” classical works, including David Ives' hit adaptations of The Liar and The Heir Apparent, through the ReDiscovery Series
- Welcomed almost 11,500 guests to Happenings at the Harman, which showcases talented artists in the Washington, D.C., community
- Received more Helen Hayes Awards for producing plays than any other theatre
- Garnered accolades including the Washington Post Distinguished Service Award, the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C.’s Public Humanities Award and the Mayor’s Arts Award
- Engaged more than 200,000 students and educators through its arts education program
What Lies Ahead
While celebrating the past 25 years, STC’s focus is squarely on the future: expanding its repertoire; continuing to produce the Shakespearean canon as well as the many great, relevant classics yet to be explored; building on current education programs in an effort to reach all public schools in Washington, D.C.; and educating, nurturing and growing the next generation of actors, directors and all those who appreciate theatre.