Southern Shakespeare Company

Making Shakespeare Fun and Accessible in the Big Bend

aka Southern Shakespeare Company   |   Tallahassee, FL   |  https://southernshakes.org/

Mission

The Southern Shakespeare Company, a theater company with a year-round education mission, seeks to make Shakespeare fun and accessible to a diverse audience, cultivate an appreciation of the arts, train theatre artists, and bring free Shakespeare to Cascades Park every spring.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Bianca Montague

Main address

PO Box 10050

Tallahassee, FL 32302 USA

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EIN

30-0749713

NTEE code info

Performing Arts (A60)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Southern Shakespeare Festival

Southern Shakespeare Company produces the annual FREE Shakespeare in the Park Festival at Cascades Park each May. The four-day even features a main stage performance with a celebrity guest artist; an abridged performance by SSC's junior acting troupe, The Bardlings; and a one-day Festival Faire featuring Renaissance performers and merchants.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families
Artists and performers

Our junior acting troupe The Bardlings auditions and showcases their talents during the fall and spring semesters.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families
Parents

Each summer in partnership with Tallahassee Community College, Camp Shakespeare serves as an introduction or continuation for area students to develop their cooperation, performance, and literacy skills, which they demonstrate in a culminating showcase at the end of their week of learning.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families
Parents

Shakespeare Man is classically trained actor Phil Croton's witty, friendly portrayal of the Bard himself. In appearances in classrooms, at libraries, and in community centers, Shakespeare Man can speak to learners directly about life in Elizabethan times, the works of William Shakespeare, and key features of sonnets and plays.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families
Parents
Teachers
Students

The Sonnet Man, aka hip hop artist Devon Glover, returns to Leon County annually to present workshops and performances to area schools. By setting Shakespeare's sonnets to hip hop beats, The Sonnet Man demonstrates that the classics have a lot in common with more contemporary and relatable styles. His writing workshops encourage students to create their own masterpieces.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Parents
Children and youth
Parents
Children and youth
Parents
Children and youth
Parents
Teachers
Children and youth
Parents
Teachers
Students

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Southern Shakespeare Company

Board of directors
as of 10/24/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Chip Chalmers

Scott Carswell

Coman Leonard

Wendy Wiener

Bert Mitchell

Curt Blair

Laura Glenn

Laura Johnson