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The Mission

Dan McCleary

Tennessee Shakespeare Company is a professional, 501(c)(3) theatre and education organization which performs the plays of William Shakespeare seasonally outdoors and indoors with partnering organizations; performs classical and Southern writers seasonally indoors and outdoors; provides innovative year-round educational and training programming; and will produce a Southern-centric new play festival: Southern Exposure.

The Vision

To create and sustain a classical theatre that both nurtures artists and encourages audiences to exaltation, curiosity, and wonderment; a center for the community dedicated to re-discovering our faith in life by increasing our awareness of reality and expanding our imagination through an emphasis on the performance, education, and training of William Shakespeare’s works.

The Values

The performance of William Shakespeare’s plays demands our exploration of society, government, psychology, education, philosophy, athleticism, and spirituality in pursuit of humanity’s question of the heart:

How can I serve the world with my life?

In the office, on the stage, at home, in the classroom, on the streets of Memphis, the following values unify our company of artist-managers:

  • We believe language and the actor are at the center of artistic creativity
  • We believe that artistic creativity awakens our innate compassion
  • We believe the arts speak a universal language, integral to positive change in the world and the individual
  • We believe our multi-ethnicity should reflect the universality of Shakespeare’s plays and our community
  • We believe every member of our company should be treated with equal respect and generosity of spirit, compensated with a living wage, and made to feel safe at all times
  • We believe in open, honest communication
  • We believe in the pursuit of excellence in our work
  • We believe in taking reasonable risks, supporting creative failure, and inspiring artistic courage
  • We believe in contributing positively to our local community and our natural environment
  • We believe that fiscal responsibility is essential to our artistic success

News

  • Shake(s), Rattle & Roll
  • TSC's Hamlet
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Discover the Original Soul Man: TSC's Mid-South Schools Tour Hits the Road this Week with "Shake(s), Rattle & Roll"

(Memphis, TN, October 15, 2013) – It's hip. It's cool. Students can discover chart-topping, toe-tapping, feet-stomping, get-out-of-your-seat-and-move-with-it SHAKESPEARE – direct from Memphis!

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, launches its new schools touring show this week with the Memphis-inspired Shake(s), Rattle & Roll.

Created by TSC Education Director Stephanie Shine and featuring actors Slade Kyle and Cara McHugh, Shake(s), Rattle & Roll is booking now in elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the Mid-South. Last year, the tour played to 6,000 students in the South. This year's tour will exceed that capacity while touring across the state and into North Carolina, Georgia, and Kentucky.

Shake(s), Rattle & Roll is a 45-minute, tour-de-force that imagines both a social and artistic through-line between the plays of William Shakespeare and the music that makes Memphis unique – Blues, Gospel, Soul, Rhythm and Blues, and Rock-n-Roll.

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TSC's Hamlet plays in an elegant Edwardian production
at Memphis' Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Memphis, TN (February 25, 2013) – – Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, presents a special, limited engagement of William Shakespeare's Hamlet inside Dixon Gallery and Garden's Winegardner Auditorium from April 3-14 in Memphis.

Directed by TSC's Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Dan McCleary (The Tempest, Glass Menagerie, Macbeth, Othello, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It), this elegant Edwardian production is generously sponsored by Independent Bank and Ann & Wellford Tabor. The exclusive media sponsor is Commercial Appeal Media.

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Children 17 years and younger are admitted FREE at all Thursday night performances when accompanied by a paying guardian.  Limit four per guardian.  Made possible by the Barbara B. Apperson Angel Fund.

Tennessee Shakespeare Company is generously supported by:

logo-arts-memphislogo-tn-arts-commission  logo-dixon   GPAC

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Season Sponsors:

The Dunbar Abston Fund for Sustainable Excellence, Barbara B. Apperson and The Barbara Apperson Angel Fund, ArtsMemphis,
Nancy and Dan Copp, FedEx Corporation, First Tennessee Foundation's ArtsFirst,  Jack and Sandra Jones, Milton T. Schaeffer,
Ann and Wellford Tabor, the Family of Margaret and Owen Tabor, Sr.

Season Partners:
Dixon Gallery & Gardens,  Germantown Performing Arts Center/Duncan-Williams Performance Hall, St. George's Episcopal Church

Tennessee Shakespeare Company is a proud member of:
Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence       ArtsMemphis    logo-gacc          Tennesseans for the Arts     Tennessee Theatre Association