Shakespeare Theatre Company

Washington, DC
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Since 1986, the Tony Award-winning Shakespeare Theatre Company has become a leading force in presenting and preserving classical theater; each season the company provides productions and programs for nearly 205,000 people. Its core mission is to present classic theater of scope and size in an imaginative, skillful, and accessible American style that honors the playwrights’ language and intentions while viewing their work through a 21st-century lens. The company endeavors to be an important resource to an expanded national and international community and a premier destination for classic theater, a training ground for the next generation of theater artists, and a model provider of high-quality educational content for students and scholars. During the 2013-2014 Season, the Shakespeare Theatre Company will produce six classic plays, maintain a resident company of professional actors complemented by guest artists, present the works of acclaimed international and national theatres, implement 26 education programs for both adult and student learners, present a free Happenings at the Harman performance series, and train professional actors in the classical tradition through the Academy for Classical Acting.

For Shakespeare in American Communities, Shakespeare Theatre Company will present student matinees of Henry IV: Part I, Henry IV: Part II, and Measure for Measure, as part of their Shakespearience program. Artistic Director Michael Kahn will direct the two Henry productions and Jonathan Munby will direct Measure for Measure. The company will provide related educational activities, including workshops and First Folio teacher and student resource guide. They anticipate reaching 85 schools from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.