• A Message From Our Artistic/Executive Director

    April 1, 2020 Dear Fellow Shakespeare Friends: Firstly, we hope that you and your families are all well and staying safe in this difficult time. Like many organizations we have had to make some tough decisions as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. We have postponed our touring

  • Virtual Sonnet Competition

    What was it like the first time you fell in love? Was your love like a summer’s day? Were you happy to love and be beloved? Or did you all alone beweep your outcast state? The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre wants to know what you have to say about love in

  • Turbo HAMLET: Holding a mirror up to kids’ nature? – Broad Street Review

    Featured in Broad Street Review “Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s 90-minute ‘Hamlet’ Turbo ‘Hamlet’: Holding a mirror up to kids’ nature?” By Alaina Mabaso May 16, 2017   I just received a press release about an upcoming production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which described that fairy-feted romp from Athens to the woods and

  • Students see HAMLET as Shakespeare Intended – Philadelphia Inquirer / Philly.com

    Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer / philly.com “Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre takes ‘Hamlet’ to high school” By Tirdad Derakhshani April 25, 2017 Last summer, Philly’s theater scene suffered a significant hit when the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre suspended its mainstage productions after its 20th season, citing spiraling costs and lack of donor support. The company,

  • HAMLET on the Road

    THE PHILADELPHIA SHAKESPEARE THEATRE HITS THE ROAD WITH TOURING PRODUCTION OF HAMLET, APRIL 17 – MAY 10, 2017  Philadelphia, PA – This spring, “the play’s the thing” as The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre brings its professional touring production of Hamlet to life in schools, universities, and community centers across the Greater

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    Our Next Chapter

    October 2016 Dear Fellow Shakespeare Lover: Our metamorphosis is complete! At the beginning of the summer I wrote to you about my struggle with cancer, and our decision to move out of our beloved theatre on Sansom Street. I have good news. First, my encounter with the “Emperor of All Maladies”

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    Think Like Shakespeare – Moving Forward

    “Prove true, imagination, oh, prove true!” It was a busy summer at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre as we moved out of our home at 2111 Sansom St, and set our eyes and vision ahead to the future. While our stage productions are taking a temporary hiatus as our Artistic /

  • The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

    A Message From Our Artistic/Executive Director

    June 2016 Dear Fellow Shakespeare Lover: The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre is entering a metamorphosis. Three forces have presented themselves in combination that we need to address. Due to rising overhead costs and rent, we need to leave our location at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, which has been

  • “Deliciously straightforward” Macbeth – Nealspaper.com

    Featured in NealsPaper.com “Macbeth Review” By Neal Zoren May 4, 2016 (Photos by Kendall Whitehouse) MACBETH, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, through Saturday, May 21 — Carmen Khan does the best thing a director can do for Shakespeare. She lets him speak for himself and concentrates on character and

  • “Thrilling and Savage” Macbeth – The Inquirer

    Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer / Philly.com “Phila. Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’: Thrilling and savage” By Toby Zinman April 7, 2016 (Photos by Kendall Whitehouse) The “butcher and his fiend-like queen” stalk the boards again in this thrilling and savage production of Macbeth at the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre. Director Carmen Khan has wisely