WELCOME TO SHAKESPEARE DALLAS

We’re glad you’re here. Using Shakespeare’s works as a cornerstone, our mission is to bring fun and accessible indoor and outdoor theatre, integrated school programs, and cultural enrichment for people of all ages and backgrounds.

MOVIES IN THE PARK

Shakespeare Dallas presents an entire month of outdoor Movies in the Park! Join us every Thursday, Friday and Saturday October 1-24, 2020 for socially-distanced evenings at Samuell-Grand Amphitheater. 

SHAKESPEARE AND THE SUFFRAGISTS

As we mark 100 years since the passage of the 19th amendment, Shakespeare Dallas explores how Shakespeare’s works influenced the fight.

Led by Associate Artistic Director Jenni Stewart, Shakespeare and the Suffragists is a new virtual performance project that examines Shakespeare’s more feminist texts and how they have been interpreted and reinterpreted over time. This provocative work will be available for streaming through November 30. Register now and a link to access the content will be emailed.

CIRCO METROPOLIS

Laughter League, along with Shakespeare Dallas, presents Circo Metropolis, a pop-up circus experience under the bright blue Texas skies. The all-star cast will  feature renowned speed juggler Dario Vasquez, circus skills phenoms Kelli and Julio Ramazini, Magic Mike Williams, aerialists Circus2Wins, slack wire artist Chet Monday and songbird Lily Monday.

Performances are Saturday and Sunday on October 10-11 and October 17-18 at 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 each or $50 for a family four-pack. Purchase tickets here.

In addition, Circo Metropolis is offering a FREE one-day workshop ideal for children in grades 3 through 6. Participants will learn scarf and ball juggling, balancing, plate spinning, simple clown routines and have a turn on the aerial Lyra. Get more details and register below.

When: Saturday, October 17 at 10am
Where: Samuell-Grand Amphitheater, 1500 Tenison Parkway, Dallas TX 75247
Cost: Free; advance registration required

THE TREE: AN AMERICAN ROCK MUSICAL

IMPRINT Theatreworks, in partnership with Shakespeare Dallas, presents The Tree: An American Rock Musical, an unique production with both in-person and streaming options. The Tree is a reflection of what it means to be human at a time when knowledge outpaces truth. Based on the debut album of Dallas area band Veteran Children, six playwrights weave a narrative that transcends traditional theatrical experiences. This immersive examination of classical mythos through the lens of today isn’t afraid to question the very foundations of society and our place in it. The Tree is written by Michael Federico, Franky D. Gonzalez, Jonathan Norton (Playwright in Residence at Dallas Theater Center), Alle Mims, Cameron G. Casey, Lauren LeBlanc, with original music by Veteran Children (Ian Ferguson, Aubrey Ferguson, and Drew Wall).

When: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from October 29 to November 14 at 8pm
Where: Samuell-Grand Amphitheater, 1500 Tenison Parkway, Dallas TX 75223
Cost: $20 per ticket; in person and streaming pass options

MEMBERS ARE OUR HEROES

There is no better time to support the performing arts. Membership to Shakespeare Dallas includes:

  • Member events (plus new virtual offerings!) and exclusive invitations all year long

  • Unlimited access to all Shakespeare in the Park performances with preferred seating and early entry

  • Discounts on merchandise and winter season tickets

  • And more!

FALL BOOK CLUB SESSIONS

We have TWO new Book Clubs headed your way. In September and October we will be reading and discussing Measure for Measure. In November we’ll explore Troilus and Cressida together. Book Clubs are fun, comfortable gatherings currently held on Zoom.

WILL ON THE WEB

Will on the Web is our expanded virtual classroom, offering comprehensive learning tools covering 6 of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.

Each play has four separate learning blocks: Plot, History, Text Analysis, and Performance and two separate tracks: Grades 2 though 5 and Grades 6 through 12.