Shakespeare Theatre Company

Location: 
Washington, DC
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Since 1986, the Tony Award-winning Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) has become a leading force in presenting and preserving classic theater. STC’s mission is to create, preserve, and promote classic theatre—ambitious, enduring plays with universal themes—for all audiences. Through the creation of provocative, imaginative and accessible theatre, STC seeks to ignite dialogue that connects the universality of classic works to the shared human experiences of the modern world. STC shapes the present and future of classic theatre in America by providing audiences with rarely staged classics, international works, and modern plays that are destined to become classics; nurturing the next generation of artists and administrators while providing a home for established classical artists; and cultivating future patrons for the classics through the creation of responsive education and access programs. Through its diverse array of productions and programs, STC annually reaches over 205,000 people.
 
During the 2015-2016 Season, the Shakespeare Theatre Company will stage a season of six mainstage plays, maintain a resident company of professional actors complemented by guest artists, implement 26 education programs for both adult and student learners, train professional actors in the classical tradition through the Academy for Classical Acting, and present the free Happenings at the Harman performance series and ReDiscovery Readings series.

Shakespeare Theatre Company will present student matinees of A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Ethan McSweeny and Othello directed by Ron Daniels, as part of their Shakespearience program. The company will provide related educational activities, including workshops, talkbacks, and a study guide. They anticipate reaching 80 schools from District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.