Playing at Taliesin West


Oct. 24th
Seminars this season will be taught by Dr. Susan Willis, dramaturg of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Dr. Willis was an observer at the BBC while it produced “The BBC Shakespeare Plays: Making the Televised Canon”. Since 1985, she has been the resident dramaturg and a director at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and hosts the adult education series “Theatre in the Mind”. She has also worked with its play program, The Southern Writers Project and is a member of the faculty of Auburn University.

BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl's Journey (Live/Streamed)

Nov. 5th-8th
National Premiere. One of the best victory stories ever told! A 90 minute autobiography of Debra Ann Byrd, 2019 Broadway World Best Actress. An Afro-LatinX woman exploring her rollercoaster journey from childhood in Spanish Harlem - to early motherhood - founding the Harlem Shakespeare Festival -  and opening Becoming Othello in Stratford-Upon-Avon, October 2019.

MABLE MADNESS (Live/Streamed)

Nov. 12th-15th
Mabel Madness written and performed by TONY Award Winner, Trezana Beverley - is the captivating miraculous story of Frank Sinatra’s muse, British born, Cabaret singer and unsuspecting winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Mabel Mercer - In her own style, Cabaret! How could History forget Mable? 

ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE: How Shakespeare Invented the Villian (Live/Streamed)

Nov. 19th-22nd
All the Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented the Villain written and performed by Broadway legend Grammy Winner/ TONY Nominee - Patrick Page, who is currently starring in the runaway Broadway hit Hadestown. He plays Hades. All the Devils really are here! 


Nov. 26th-29th
Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender written and performed by Lisa Wolpe internationally renowned Theater practitioner and founder of Los Angeles Women's’ Shakespeare Company - The autobiography of the estranged daughter of a Jewish World War II hero who infiltrated Nazi intelligence - and other secrets that reveal themselves over time. 


Dec. 3rd-6th
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged - Holiday style! By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield. This wild romp broke all records as London’s longest running comedy. Now in AZ to delight audiences. Hitting the Holidays with a smile.

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