Austin Shakespeare – Long Center Resident Company

Austin Shakespeare presents professional theatre of the highest quality with an emphasis on the plays of William Shakespeare, bringing to the public performances that are fresh, bold, imaginative, thought-provoking and eminently accessible.

From the teen actors in the Young Shakespeare Company’s summer program to professional actors, including members of Actors’ Equity, Austin Shakespeare wants audiences to experience classical works that are grand in emotional scale, imaginative in vision and intimately truthful.

Equity and non-Equity actors train together to embody the depth and breadth of Shakespeare’s characters and to speak the text with beauty, clarity and spontaneity. They seek to develop an approach to acting that spans two poles: from the intimacy of film experience to the grandeur of theatricality. By altering the stage configuration in the Rollins Studio Theatre, they perform on a replica of the outdoor Elizabethan, Curtain Theatre and discover more and more how to connect with the audience in ways that are accessible, energetic, imaginative and thoughtful.

Austin Shakespeare endeavors to connect with young people on a regular basis by expanding education and outreach efforts in the classroom and by bringing full productions before young audiences. They work with teachers to prepare their students for the theater experience so they will receive maximum benefit from Austin Shakespeare performance.

Onstage, backstage, in the classroom and in their offices: they are dedicated to projecting positive values and eschewing cynicism.

Austin Shakespeare
(512) 470-4505
Mailing Address:
Austin Shakespeare
P.O. Box 4589
Austin, Texas 78765
Physical Address:81 San Marcos St., Ste. C2, Austin, Texas 78702

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