2016–17 Season

The time has come when we, as a company of theater artists, directors, administrators must decide upon a path that will ensure the continued success of our theater and the programming that serves thousands of students; our ability to employ the hundreds of actors and artisans we hire; and our support of the diverse community African-American Shakespeare Company has served for over 20 years.

We must be bold and daring. Maintaining our standard quality of good work while, at the same time, showcasing our acting company and bringing new faces and more skilled artisans on board to create art worthy of our smart, opinionated and curious audiences. We have chosen a season highlighting new collaborations, classic characters, and a first for our company, a play by the incomparable August Wilson!

Cinderella
December 22–24, 2016
African-American Shakespeare’s
Cinderella
Directed by Rodney Earl Jackson, Jr. and Marcelo Pereira

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Jitney
April 1–16, 2017
August Wilson’s
Jitney
Directed by L. Peter Callender

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The Winter's Tale
June 10–18, 2017
William Shakespeare’s
The Winter’s Tale
Directed by L. Peter Callender

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