Our touring troupe brings a 60-minute cut of one of Shakespeare’s plays, designed to fit into your school day. A small cast of Southwest Shakespeare Company actors will come to your school for a wonderful Shakespeare experience so you don’t have to worry about transportation or field trip permission slips – just find us a place to perform and watch your students become immersed in the world of the play. We present the show with full costumes, props and the integrity of the script and story intact, followed by a talkback with our touring company.

The production for the 2019-2020 season will be This is How We Scroll. This new and exciting program blends history and performance. Using the original performance practices of the Elizabethan era, our troupe will present a title from the canon like never before and your students will leave with a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s works. This season we are pleased to offer:

Romeo and Juliet

Hamlet

Julius Caesar

Twelfe Night

SWift Shakespeare: Back by popular demand, SWift Shakespeare returns with a few updates to mirror our 2019-2020 Mainstage Season! This 40-minute romp is jam packed with educational tidbits, audience participation, and Shakespearean text. The best part? It’s appropriate for audiences of all ages! Help our trio complete an English project about Shakespeare that’s due tomorrow…and hasn’t been started yet.

An Iliad, by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, based on the epic poem by Homer as translated by Robert Fagles. This 95 minute solo piece consists of one man who witnessed The Trojan War and who tells the story of it both from his own perspective and while impersonating all of the major characters, from Achilles and Hector to Helen of Troy. Throughout the play he both quotes directly from the original poem and comments on the action to the audience. Bridging the past with the present, the play explores mankind’s warlike nature throughout the millennia, and questions human nature’s capacity for change.

While you have our performing actors at your school, you can easily add on classroom workshops, often taught by the very actors they saw perform that day. We can customize workshops for your English, theatre, or movement classes to become your one-stop shop of Shakespeare right on your own campus.

To inquire about this customizable day of Shakespeare coming to your school please contact Breona Conrad bconrad@swshakespeare.org   or Joshua Murphy jmurphy@swshakespeare.org our Education Directors