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 more about UNC’s spotlight on last season’s Mobile Shakespeare!
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
Director: Michael Perlman
On our blog
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.