• Tuesday Literary Salon

    Cocktails, food, live music, great word

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  • The Taming of the Shrew

    directed by Dan McCleary
    playing through May 4 at Dixon Gallery & Gardens

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  • The Taming of the Shrew

    directed by Dan McCleary
    playing through May 4 at Dixon Gallery & Gardens

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  • Thank You

    We'd like to extend a special thank you to our generous Season Six Sponsors and Partners.

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TSC and Shelby Farms Park Pilot Season a Success

In 2011 Tennessee Shakespeare Company entered into a five-year Agreement with Shelby Farms Park Conservancy to preserve, pilot, and produce a professional, outdoor “Shakespeare in the Park” series. 

During the summer of 2011, TSC, with the tremendous support and partnership of SFPC, renovated the outdoor Wooden O Amphitheatre in the north section of the park. 

TSC produced two large Shakespeare productions of Macbeth in the fall and The Tempest in the spring of 2012.  Both productions were artistic, box office, and popular successes.

 

 

This pilot season having proved that a “Shakespeare in the Park” series could flourish and provide for a uniquely positive partnership between the two organizations, the current tasks include field surveys and cost analyses for bringing basic infrastructure needs to the site.  The amphitheatre currently is without power and water.

Once this research is concluded and a cost estimate is established, the organizations will discuss how best to raise the needed funds to continue with the series.

In the meantime, TSC looks forward to returning to Shelby Farms Park and partnering with the extraordinary staff of the Conservancy.  Other local groups may continue using the space.  Rental information is available through Kate Phillips at SFPC (shelbyfarmspark.org).

 

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The National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest Award Tennessee Shakespeare Company with Prestigious Shakespeare in American Communities Grant for Second Year

(Memphis, TN; July 7, 2014) –  Arts Midwest has announced that Tennessee Shakespeare Company is one of just 40 theatre companies in the United States to receive its prestigious Shakespeare in American Communities grant for TSC's innovative Romeo and Juliet Project. This is the second consecutive year TSC has been awarded the grant as the youngest organization of the 40 theatres selected.

The grant is for $25,000, which TSC must match through private donations.

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TSC's Southern Exposure Series Introduces the Tuesday Literary Salon

“If a story is in you, it has to come out.”
- William Faulkner

As part of its Southern Exposure Series, which features new and classic literature by Southern writers with Southern inspiration, Tennessee Shakespeare Company this summer introduces two very special Literary Salons hosted by Memphis’ newest Irish restaurant and by one of the city’s great patrons of the arts.

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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:

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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