All the Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented the Villain, an immersive sound experience called Blindness, The Crucible, The Chairs, Red Velvet, and As You Like It comprise STC’s upcoming season, offered as both online or in socially-distanced theatrical options when DC reaches Phase 3.
Many attendees dressed up in their homes, though for the participating actors, this year’s Shakespeare Theatre Company Gala was a Come As You Are occasion.
Well, if it can’t be staged, it can be screened. STC will be showing Romantics Anonymous to subscribers, donors, and paying audience members for five days of live streaming from Tuesday, September 22 through Saturday, September 26.
It was quite a bit different watching Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Will on the Hill via Vimeo this year. Audiences loved how they could more easily identify the Congressional players (and Members of Parliament!) and other notables, but it was also a little easier to get… Read More
One of D.C.’s iconic bi-partisan events is going online — and thus accessible to the entire nation for the first time ever. (Thanks for the COVID silver lining STC!) On Monday, September 14, 2020 Members of Congress and distinguished Washington influencers from both sides of… Read More
The Folger Shakespeare Library usually does an all-day open house to fête Shakespeare’s birthday in April. But… COVID. So this year, the Library is joining with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare’s Birthday Trust for the world’s largest celebration of Shakespeare. Through the #ShareYourShakespeare tag… Read More
The “true Hollywood story” and cautionary tale of a personage of Athens — “the wealthy son of Echecratides who lavished money on flattering friends” — Timon of Athens is an early co-work of Shakespeare that is rarely staged. Perhaps this is because it can be… Read More
As Director Alan Paul explains, Peter Pan and Wendy has always been a story of generational change. But while this classic tale previously was known to have centered around themes of the changing of time, age, and maturity, the world premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s new… Read More
The Shakespeare Theater Company’s farcical pageant Vanity Fair is a hyperactive love affair between a morality play and a burlesque musical review, appropriately meta-set on a stage within a stage. Unapologetically slapstick, the play nonetheless bares the pathos of women of limited options simply seeking a better… Read More
Incoming Shakespeare Theatre Company Artistic Director Simon Godwin, at a special press and subscriber event at the theatre’s Harman Hall, announced the company’s 2019-2020 Season to much fanfare. Taking over from Michael Kahn, whom he described as “mighty,” Godwin explained that structuring his first season was… Read More