Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

Posted September 22nd, 2014 at 3:48 pm.

iHamlet with Melissa Dunphy - photo by Kendall Whitehouse

iHamlet with Melissa Dunphy – photo by Kendall Whitehouse

The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre was founded as The Red Heel Theatre in 1989, initially focusing on classic works of English theatre. In 1993, Carmen Khan became the Artistic Director of Red Heel and in 1996 focused the company’s efforts on the works of Shakespeare, renaming it The Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival. Since that time, The Festival has produced 30 plays, reached nearly 30,000 High School students and nearly 70,000 adult audience members. They now have several programs for adults and students including a lecture series featuring world-renowned Shakespeare Scholars, Shakespeare School Tour which also tours in schools, and a Classical Acting Academy providing early actors with intense classical training culminating in a free Shakespeare play for the public.

 

Photo by Plate 3 Photography

The Two Noble Kinsmen,    Photo by Plate 3 Photography

Volunteers are vital to the Theatre. They Volunteer ushers for their season, which tends to run March through May.

Website: http://www.phillyshakespeare.org/

Phone: (215) 496-9722

Location: 2111 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

*This site is accessible via public transportation from the Bryn Mawr campus.

Please see transportation reimbursement policy

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