Interactive School Performances where students get to use cue scripts on stage alongside professional actors --
Full week intensives with audition training and headshot packages --
Original one act play written and performed inspired by Shakespeare characters out of their plays --
Shakespeare themed Speed Dating --
Streamed play readings as soon as lockdown hit --
Full park productions with just one day of rehearsal?
These are just some of the programs Walking Shadow Shakespeare Project has offered over the past 11 years.
The idea for Walking Shadow Shakespeare Project began in 2010, when there was a noticeable lack of Shakespeare-focused theatre companies in the area. To this point in 2023 we've performed almost twenty productions - Shakespearean Classics and original works inspired by Shakespeare - and have expanded into hosting workshops and educational performances. Since Stephanie moved away from New England, we have continued to perform our free Shakespeare in Slater Park show each year by developing a virtual rehearsal schedule where we get together for just one full day of in person rehearsal before the show. This has allowed us to include actors from all over the country in our shows!
In 2017 we premiered our interactive school performance series - a chance for students to experience abridged performances of plays they're reading in class while also having the chance to be on stage as part of the show.
Since the start of Covid-19 quarantine, we've moved our platform entirely online, streaming a live read of a different play each week. Now, in 2022, we are excited to move our free park show to Austin!
Our main goal has always been to make Shakespeare fun and accessible for all. We work towards this goal by breaking down the language in meaningful and relevant ways, applying modern perspective to characters and content, and carefully editing the texts to tighten up a streamlined performance.