FAST & LOOSE SHAKESPEARE IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
we’re not a theatre company. we’re a punk band that Performs Shakespeare
Shakespeare for anyone. No rules, no barriers, no bullshit.
Felt just Like My First Punk Rock Show
“I have never read or been to a Shakespeare performance before, but somehow this experience felt familiar. Whether it was the props hidden under chairs, the contagious energy of the performers, or the many moments of surprise, this performance felt just like I was a 16-year-old kid at my first punk rock show in a basement. It moved me in no small way, and for that I am grateful.”
— Matt Johnson, Richmond Author
“The Play’s The Thing”
A new book by our founder, Mac. It’s a beginner’s guide to seeing and enjoying Shakespeare.
Steal our ideas. No, Seriously.
Nothing would make us happier than for a thousand new DIY punk Shakespeare companies to spring up and start doing cool shit. That’s why we have created an exhaustive list of resources on everything from our founding philosophies and how to raise money to our script cuts and our tutorials for making some of our favorite DIY props.
This Is Shakespeare For All Of Us
Elsewhere = Everyone
“Elsewhere Shakespeare is a new breed of Bard. This company is young, smart, fresh, surprising, and dares to try what others haven’t or won’t. Their spirit of “Play it Fast and Loose” puts Shakespeare firmly back in the realm of unstuffy popular entertainment—its true origins—without a bit of dumbing down. Elsewhere = Everybody. It’s Shakespeare for us. All of us.”
— Dr. Jan Powell, FORMER ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AT RICHMOND SHAKESPEARE, LAKE TAHOE SHAKESPEARE, AND TYGRES HEART SHAKESPEARE COMPANY