Seoul Shakespeare Company

Seoul Shakespeare Company is a not-for-profit theatre company centered in Seoul, South Korea. Powered by a diverse community of actors and artists, Seoul Shakespeare company strives to produce quality productions that reach across linguistic and cultural boundaries while celebrating live theatre and the communities that produce these challenging and engaging works.

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Welcome to Seoul Shakespeare Company


Seoul's only English language theatre company devoted to performing Shakespeare's works.  

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Recent Announcements:

Garage


October 14-15, 21-22

Studio SK in Daehangno


“Thing you don’t understand about this place… is that there’s stuff you’re gonna have to do.”


This October, Seoul Shakespeare Company boldly expands its repertoire and presents Garage, an original, raw, and uncompromising piece of contemporary theatre. 


High school English teacher David, and his wife, Susan, return to David’s rural hometown in Arkansas for the funeral of his estranged, alcoholic father. While visiting the emptied-out garage where his father used to fix cars, the couple unexpectedly encounters Brandon, David’s childhood bully. During an alcohol-infused night in the garage together, David, Susan, and Brandon reveal parts of themselves in unexpected, intimate, sometimes violent ways.


Directed by Michael Downey (director of our recent productions The Winter’s Tale and Much Ado About Nothing), and starring Jamie Horan (Leontes in The Winter’s Tale and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing), Lauren Ash-Morgan (Paulina and Beatrice), and Jason Cutler (Shepherd and Borachio/Friar), this play breaks new ground for our company and gives audiences a chance to see some familiar faces in new theatrical territory.


Garage was originally devised by Dive Theatre in New York City (written by Michael Hogwood, Nathan Riley, Bryce Kemph, Jenna Kirk, and Jason Cutler), with rewrites in 2014 by Jason Cutler. 


From the original production:


“Terrifying.”

“Heartbreaking.”

New York Theatre Review


Garage has got some teeth!”

“The set-up of this play just plain works.”

nytheatre.com

 

Warning: Adult language and sexual themes.

This play is appropriate for adults, college students, and very mature high school students. Not appropriate for children.

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Much Ado About Nothing Video

Thank you to everyone who came to our Much Ado About Nothing screening! We'll release it online soon. In the meantime, our Titus Andronicus video has just surpassed 20,000 views!

Much Ado About Nothing Teaser Trailer:

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"Shakesperiments" Workshops are back! 

July 2017 Edition


Sunday, July 23rd at 4-6pm

At Camarata Music Company Studio in Haebangchon. (Directions below.)


(Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1688578148117194/ )



What are "Shakesperiments" Workshops? We have a detailed description on this page: http://www.seoulshakespearecompany.org/shakesperiments-workshops 
and also on the Facebook group (feel free to join the group!):

Everyone is welcome to attend as an observer (RSVP on the Facebook event page or just show up) or as a performer (please let us know in advance via the email provided).

If you are interested in performing, please email [email protected] with the subject: "July Shakesperiments." Provide your name as well as the full text of your monologue (so the audience can follow along easily). 
Performers are greatly encouraged to focus on monologues or scenes from Shakespeare but other classical or modern texts are also welcome.

Shakesperiments is a stress-free environment and we do not expect performance-ready pieces; a reading is perfectly fine if that’s what you feel comfortable preparing. This is an opportunity for you to perform material for a small group in order to receive some constructive feedback.

Directions to Camarata Music Company: Take exit 2 from Noksapyeong Station (line 6) and walk straight for approximately 100 meters. Bear left at the wall of kimchi pots and enter Haebangchon. Continue walking straight for approximately 400 meters (about 4-5 minutes). Camarata Music Company Studio will be on your left (look for a white sign), directly before a CU Mart that is in the same building. Jacoby Burger is directly across the street.

While this event is free, we’ll have a donation box and encourage all to make a small donation (1,000-5,000KRW) to help defray the cost of the space.

(Please don’t hesitate to join our Shakesperiments Facebook group in order to keep up-to-date on our workshop series and other Seoul Shakespeare events: www.facebook.com/groups/728276260546745/ )

We can’t wait to see you there!

Sincerely,
Jamie Horan
Seoul Shakespeare Company

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Thank you, and announcing next year's show


Thank you to everyone who came to see The Winter’s Tale! It was a year-long labor of love for us, and it’s time to say goodbye to this play and start preparing for next year’s mainstage show: The Merchant of Venice, directed by Ray Salcedo!


In the meantime, we'll have other, smaller-scale events this year. We'll announce them on this page and on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/seoulshakespeare/), but don't forget to join our mailing list to get email updates!: http://eepurl.com/bQZM9v



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Visit to Seoul Foreign British School


On May 10th, we had a great time at Seoul Foreign British School! It was fantastic to see these bright young students exploring Shakespeare with such insight, creativity, humor, and enthusiasm!

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Global Shakespeare Map

Seoul Shakespeare Company has been added to Expediablog’s global Shakespeare map! To find us, go to http://expediablog.co.uk/shakespeare/ , then click on “His Legacy.” Click on the feather over South Korea. (We are currently the only Shakespeare group in all of Asia listed there.)

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Titus Andronicus Full Video

 The video of our 2015 production, Titus Andronicus, is now on Youtube!  You can watch it in full HD quality here:


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(For our archive of past announcements, see the blog page on this site.)

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Seoul Shakespeare Company is proud to be a member of The Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA). For more information visit www.stahome.org.


STA was established to provide a forum for the artistic, managerial, educational leadership for theatres primarily involved with the production of the works of William Shakespeare; to discuss issues and methods of work, resources, and information; and to act as an advocate for Shakespearean productions and training.




A Look at Our Past Productions:
(See our photo gallery for more)

Much Ado About Nothing, 2016
Directed by Michael Downey
Produced by Lauren Ash-Morgan
Photography by Robert Michael Evans

Titus Andronicus, 2015
Directed by Raymond Salcedo
Produced by Lauren Ash-Morgan
Photography by Jorge Toro, My Seoul Photography

A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2014
Directed by Raymond Salcedo
Produced by Lindsey Higgins
Photography by Robert Michael Evans

Hamlet, 2013
Directed by Jessica Adel
Produced by Lindsey Higgins
Photography by Jorge Toro, My Seoul Photography

The Tempest, 2012
Directed and Produced by Lindsey Higgins
Photography by Matt Bedford Photography

Macbeth, 2011
Directed and Produced by Lindsey Higgins
Photography by Michele Farley and Ben Olthafer
(Plus film stills)