PlayMakers’ Mobile Shakespeare program aims to make Shakespeare’s plays available, enjoyable and accessible to all, as the playwright himself originally intended.

Through partnerships with area non-profits, community organizations, and local schools and libraries, PlayMakers will present professional-quality, bare bones productions of these plays, cut to ninety minutes or less, in locations across the Triangle. In doing so, PlayMakers will connect with new audiences in their spaces and communities, truly meeting them where they live. By revealing Shakespeare’s works as accessible, relevant and vital, Mobile Shakespeare creates a new audience for his timeless plays and allows PlayMakers to foster new relationships throughout the region.

Click here to read what Associate Artistic Director Jerry Ruiz says about this new program.


Click here to read more about UNC’s spotlight on Mobile Shakespeare!

Measure for Measure

by William Shakespeare

The Cast

Duke/Froth: Alex Givens
Escalus/Barnadine: Schuyler Scott Mastain
Angelo/Mistress Overdone: Daniel Bailin
Lucio/Provost: Tristan Parks
Claudio/Friar Peter/Elbow: Geoffrey Culbertson
Isabella/Officer: Katy Castaldi
Mariana/Attendant/Pompey: Christine Mirzayan

Director: Katie McGerr
PlayMakers Community Tour Producer: Jerry Ruiz
PlayMakers On-Site Associate Producer/Stage Manager: Jenny Latimer
PlayMakers On-Site Assistant Stage Manager/Associate Producer: Chelsea James
Studio Project Producer: Ray Dooley
Rehearsal Stage Managers: Adam Swez, Emily McGregor
Costume Coordinators: Jenn Guadagno, Alex Ruba
Sound Coordinator: Anna Alex

On our blog


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By Jerry Ruiz. Since I arrived here at PlayMakers in August, one of my major projects has been launching our Mobile Shakespeare initiative. This pilot program follows in the tradition of the original Carolina Playmakers and takes inspiration from the incredibly impactful work of Michelle Hensley and her Minneapolis-based theater company, Ten Thousand Things.