The Ithaca Shakespeare Company is dedicated to presenting the works of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries with clarity and immediacy to a diverse audience, emphasizing dynamic ensemble acting, staging that forges a historical bond with Shakespeare's own theatres, and performances that immerse the audience in the action and emotion of the play. Our approach to Shakespeare is active and exciting, involving close attention to the details of language and character and a strong component of physical action.
We are committed to: providing educational programs and materials of exceptional quality for students, theatre personnel, and the general public; cultivating a supportive and collaborative creative environment for a wide range of local theatre artists; and presenting theatrical experiences that are powerful, moving, exciting, enjoyable, and thought-provoking for viewers of all ages and backgrounds.
From the very beginning, we have had a vision of creating an Ithaca Shakespeare Festival. Given Ithaca's beautiful locations, deep pools of theatrical talent, and unique spirit, there could not be a more perfect place for an event like this.
As we envision it, the Ithaca Shakespeare Festival would:
The Ithaca Shakespeare Company is a professional theatre organization in Ithaca, NY, that has gone through several stages of evolution in its history. Read more.
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Our audiences have come from over 167 towns in 21 states/provinces!
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