About
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.

Description

Seoul Shakespeare Company is an all-volunteer theatre company that brings Shakespeare’s works to Seoul audiences in English, with Korean subtitles. We have existed since 2010, and have put on fully-staged productions since 2011. We typically produce one major show per year in Korea's theatre district of Daehangno, with smaller fundraising events throughout the year, as well as acting workshops that are open to the community.

 

We serve three main populations in Korea: 

1) Korean audience members (including students) who would like to see Shakespeare performed in the original language, 

2) English-speaking audience members who would like to see theatre performed in a language they understand, and 

3) English-speakers (both foreign and Korean) who want to participate in making theatre. 

 

By being an all-volunteer company, we are able to allow people of all nationalities to participate freely in the creation of theatre. At the same time, we aim to put on productions that are professional in quality, so that we are worth the time and effort of people who are serious about a future career in the theatre. Some of our past company members are now pursuing a professional career in theatre in other countries, and one of our core purposes is to provide an opportunity for English-speaking theatre people living in Korea to continue to develop their craft, while also contributing positively to Korean society.

 

SSC Core Artistic Team

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Joongwon Charles Jeong

Artistic Director

Jamie Horan

Managing Director

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Amanda Conkey

Social Media Coordinator

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Jason Lane Cutler

Artistic Associate

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Jiwoon Ha

Event Coordinator

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Christopher Zaczek

Artistic Associate

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SSC Previous Artistic Directors 

2014-2019: Lauren Ash-Morgan

2010-2014: Lindsey Higgins

Original Founder of Actors Without Bard'ers

Kevin Gerald Connors