Founded in 1978, Shakespeare & Company is a thriving center of creative and collaborative excellence in Actor Training, Performance, and Education, rooted in Shakespeare’s work and the Elizabethan ideals of inquiry, balance and harmony. Committed to nurturing the creative impulse, exploring the universal themes of human experience, engaging with the widest possible audience, and influencing future generations, Shakespeare & Company is also committed to evolving its approach to diversity and inclusion to engender an active process and positive change toward racial equity in its employment and artistry. Shakespeare & Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities; it is our intent to maintain an inclusive work environment which is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of sex, gender, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, military service, veteran status, pregnancy or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically underrepresented in theatre and theatre administration including People of the Global Majority, LGBTQIA+ individuals, women, and people who are neurodiverse. The Company is dedicated to the fulfillment of these policies in regard to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, and all other conditions and privileges of employment. Our goal is to engage ourselves in endeavors which enrich and promote a more just society.
About The Shakespeare & Company Education Program & The Fall Festival of Shakespeare
The Education Program at Shakespeare & Company invites and empowers students to bring the classical poetry and plays of Shakespeare alive in ways that are personally inspiring, educationally rigorous, and theatrically compelling. The Fall Festival of Shakespeare brings over 500 students together each year for a nine-week, collaborative, non-competitive, celebratory exploration and production of multiple Shakespeare plays. Students at eleven high schools in Massachusetts and New York rehearse and fully produce a Shakespeare play in collaboration with a team of two directors, a production coordinator and costume designer from Shakespeare & Company. After in-school performances for their own communities, the students from the participating schools meet at Shakespeare & Company and perform for each other over the course of four exhilarating days.