You may know us for our Shakespeare plays, but productions aren’t the only things we do. Find out how we’re spreading our mission in the Upstate and beyond.
Is It Summer Yet??
Since 1995, we’ve been entertaining the Upstate with wholesome, zany, family-friendly, mercifully abbreviated versions of Shakespeare’s comedies. We look forward to the summer every year…and we can’t wait to show you what’s cooking this season. There’s no better way to introduce someone to Shakespeare. Make it a midsummer tradition!
Well, Shakespeare Was Born at a Young Age...
Having worked for several summers with students attending speech and drama camps, founder Jeffrey Stegall decided that the students he was coaching would benefit from seeing a live stage production during their week at camp. Teaming up with wife, author, and editor Kim Stegall, and rocking four-month-old baby Margaret, they cut together a mercifully abbreviated script of Love’s Labor’s Lost. Jeffrey convinced friends and colleagues to join the little troupe, and, at ticket prices of just one dollar, Summer Shakespeare was born in 1995.
In 2008 and 2009, the Brave New World Theatre Workshops were held in downtown Greenville, SC. This and subsequent educational endeavors in area schools led to Summer Shakespeare’s incorporation as the Greenville Shakespeare Company, a nonprofit organization.
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