We at Austin Shakespeare have struggled to find the right words to express our dismay at the current state of the world. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Trayvon Martin and too many more. We acknowledge the struggle of our Black artists and community. We now trade our silence for action. To quote Shakespeare himself:


"Why, sir, I pray, are not the streets as free for me as for you?" (The Taming of the Shrew)


We believe theater can be a catalyst for change. We believe theater can be a venue for difficult, important conversations. We are here to listen and learn. Above all, we support and stand with the Black community during these difficult times--and always.  

Ann Ciccolella, Artistic Director             Alex B. Alford, Managing Director

Young Shakespeare's
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Reading - Replay on July 2

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Mediterranean Raffle


Young Shakespeare, our teen company, presents The Two Gentlemen of Verona for its 12th year. Joins us Thursday, July 2 at 7:00 pm for an online reading with 12 students in a lively Zoom presentation. Contact for the link.

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Free Shakespeare in Zilker Park postponed

Our annual Free Shakespeare in the Park, A Midsummer Night's Dream, scheduled for April 29 - May 24, 2020 has been postponed. We are looking at dates later in the year. Stay tuned for updates here.

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