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About our Education work

Education and outreach are essential to the mission and work of Southwest Shakespeare Company. We believe that people learn Shakespeare best when they are reminded that Shakespeare wrote plays to be heard and performed. With that in mind, Southwest Shakespeare Company is proud to offer a host of educational resources and opportunities to delight subscribers, teachers, and students across Arizona. Please explore our educational offerings listed on this website and if you have additional questions do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

Performance Talkbacks

Talkbacks are an enrichment to the theatre experience that Southwest Shakespeare Company offers to our patrons. Immediately after the final curtain, the cast and often the director stay to answer questions from the audience about the genesis of their character, the thought behind the staging of the play, how the ideas of the director and designers formed this interpretation of this play in this time, or anything else that added to your experience of this production. Details of when talkbacks will be held are on each play page.

Student Matinees

Southwest Shakespeare Company offers classical theatre performances to student groups. Click here to learn more.

Educational Touring Production

Interested in having a small cast of Southwest Shakespeare Company actors come perform a 70-minute play at your school? Click here to learn more.



Click here to learn about upcoming seminars; which are open to patrons, students and educators.

Show Guides

Click here to review our teacher guides so you can incorporate theatrical experiences into your classroom plans and activities.


Southwest Shakespeare Company can help you customize your own workshop experience for your classroom or school. Email [email protected] for more information.