William Shakespeare once wrote "All the World's a Stage" and no other passage can better describe the history and philosophy of the Hudson Shakespeare Company. Since 1992, the company has produced a wide range of titles from the Bard to Modern theater (now over 100 productions and counting) in a variety of outdoor and indoor venues. From city parks to courtrooms, our mission has always been a simple one - to give our audience the best theatrical experience possible.
Utilizing some of the best young and experienced actors, directors and crew from around the tri-state area, we conduct varied year round tours ranging from free outdoor productions to student showcases. Our annual Shakespeare Festival presents three free outdoor productions of Shakespeare and other classical titles running from June-August. In recent years, we have become known as being the company to explore lesser-done and lesser performed works by the Bard and his contemporaries. Each summer season we strive to bring a smattering of familar titles as well as unknown and lesser done works in order to expose our audiences to all facets of Elizabethan and Jacobean drama. We find that our audiences are interested in the question "What else?" and are increasingly interested in the lesser known and performed material.
Our Second Stage program includes indoor tours of titles by modern playwrights that are presented in such diverse locations as city courtrooms, museums, civic centers and old movie houses.
On our education front, Hudson Shakespeare conducts, designs and presents private class instruction for kids to adults in Shakespeare and Stage Combat and in our Schools Program presents small showcases, workshops and full length shows for students ranging from elementary up to college level.
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