Tennessee Shakespeare Company

Location: 
Germantown, TN
 
Tennessee Shakespeare Company is a professional, classical theatre and education organization which performs the plays of William Shakespeare as environmental experiences, provides year-round educational and training programming, and performs the works of classical and Southern writers in its Southern Exposure Series.  They will present a touring production of Romeo and Juliet directed by Education Director Stephanie Shine and will include post-performance talkbacks, workshops, and residencies. Tennessee Shakespeare Company, now in its ninth season performing and teaching in the Greater Memphis area, is a professional, classical theatre and education organization which performs the plays of William Shakespeare as environmental experiences, provides year-round educational and training programming, and performs the works of classical and Southern writers in its Southern Exposure Series.  Tennessee Shakespeare Company’s vision is to sustain a classical theater that both nurtures artists and encourages audiences to curiosity and wonderment as a center for the community dedicated to re-discovering its faith in life by increasing awareness of reality and expanding imagination primarily through the performance and education of Shakespeare’s works.  Producing Artistic Director Dan McCleary is a native of Memphis.  The company has produced 28 productions in multiple distinct indoor/outdoor venues for over 45,000 patrons in three states, and tours annually throughout the Southeast region.  The company has co-produced with other performing arts groups, symphonies, art galleries, botanical gardens, municipal governments, private and public schools, the Shelby County School system, and its local PBS station.  TSC’s innovative interactive education initiatives have reached over 140,000 largely underserved or underprivileged children in seven states with a socially-conscious and financially affordable programming that is compatible with each state’s core curriculum.  TSC is guided by a 24-member Board of Directors and has generated a $5.3 million economic impact in its community.

Tennessee Shakespeare Company will present a touring production of Romeo and Juliet directed by Education Director Stephanie Shine. The company will provide related educational activities, including post-performance talkbacks, workshops, residencies, and a study guide. They anticipate reaching 20 schools located in Tennessee.