Theater at Woodshill

T he Theater at Woodshill is a 501c3 non-profit arts organization dedicated to bringing to life the works of William Shakespeare. Housed on a beautiful farm in upstate New York, the company believes that reinvigorating Shakespeare’s canon in our time requires a return to the basics of theatrical production, an inclusive approach to casting, and an emphasis on leveraging our programming to contextualize the plays. We favor direct storytelling, a connection to the natural world, and a reintroduction of the music from Shakespeare’s plays back into the performances.

Shakespeare with a sense of humor and a sense of immediacy.

Along with our commitment to the works of Shakespeare, The Theater at Woodshill is focused on providing educational opportunities for its community through workshops in acting, design, production, and dramaturgy. We are devoted to performing the Bard’s great works in repertory with other classics of the stage, both ancient and modern alike.

Turn of the Century Shakespeare

In 2018, we are launching a three-year Turn of the Century Shakespeare festival: three of Shakespeare’s most dynamic plays, written in three consecutive years. This will be an opportunity for contemporary theater-goers to experience Shakespeare’s work elapsing year over year as they might have done in the Bard’s own time.