Shakespeare Theatre Company
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 2014-2015 Season, the Shakespeare Theatre Company will stage a season of six mainstage plays, maintain a resident company of professional actors complemented by guest artists, present the works of acclaimed international theatres, implement 25 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 As You Like It directed by Michael Attenborough and The Tempest directed by Ethan McSweeny as part of their Shakespearience program. The company will provide related educational activities, including workshops, talkbacks, and a study guide. They anticipate reaching 70 schools from District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.