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.  


Visit and "Like" our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with us!

Join our mailing list to receive announcements directly to your email address: http://eepurl.com/bQZM9v

Recent Announcements:



Autumn Party


Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/606328866202336/


It's that time of year again--Seoul Shakespeare Company is hosting our annual Autumn Party for another evening of music, mirth, and merriment! 

Schedule:

8:00-9:00 A Bit of Musical Theatre*

9:00-10:00 Lip Sync Battle*

10:00-12:00 Karaoke Dance Party

*If you are interested in performing a piece from any musical or participating in the lip sync battle, please email your name, title of song(s) and a backing track(s) to info@seoulshakespeare.com

Cost: 10,000 won at the door. 

All proceeds from our event will go directly into SSC's April 2017 production of The Winter's Tale.


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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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"Shakesperiments" are back this Fall!


Saturday, September 24th at 4-6pm 

Sunday, October 23rd  at 4-6pm

Sunday, November 20th  at 4-6pm

Saturday December 17th  at 4-6pm


At Camarata Music Company Studio in Haebangchon. Directions below.


(The Facebook event page for September is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1134819716561541/. Other months’ pages will be added as they approach.)


What are "Shakesperiments" Workshops? We have a detailed description on this page: 

http://www.seoulshakespearecompany.org/shakesperiments-workshops

 and also on the Facebook group: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/728276260546745/


 

Details:


It’s that time of year! Seoul Shakespeare Company is hosting our Shakesperiments workshops! The first one scheduled for this fall is on Saturday, September 24th at 4~6pm. It will be at Camarata Music Company Studio in Haebangchon. (Refer to the directions below.) For your information, the following three workshops will be at 4~6pm on Sunday 10/23, Sunday 11/20, and Saturday 12/17. I will make individual event pages for each of these Shakesperiments. 

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

Anyone who would like to perform a monologue or a scene can email info@seoulshakespeare.com to let me know. In the subject of your email please write “September Shakesperiments.” Also, don’t forget to email me the text that you wish to perform and your full name. In the past, we found it helpful for the observers to have each text in front of them during discussions, so I’ll bring paper copies along.


Performers are greatly encouraged to focus on monologues or scenes from Shakespeare but other classical or modern text is also welcome.


No need to stress because we do not expect fully 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 there for those who feel generous. We 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,

Lindsay B.

Stage Manager, Seoul Shakespeare Company

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The Winter's Tale


We are happy to announce that next year’s production will be one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays: the tragi-comedy and late romance play The Winter’s Tale—a story of jealousy, loss, redemption, forgiveness, and reunion, to be directed by Michael Downey.


Performances: April 15-30 (weekends only) at Theater Egg and Nucleus


Auditions will be held around late November or early December. 

For updates, you can keep checking our website (http://www.seoulshakespearecompany.org/) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/seoulshakespeare/?fref=ts), or join our email list (http://seoulshakespearecompany.us12.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=a461df5063e6fa802c076171c&id=1531514677) to get updates sent directly to your email address.


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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)