Shakespeare in Action


Business Number: 127211571RR0001

About Shakespeare in Action

Shakespeare In Action creates opportunities for professional artists to connect with youth all across the Greater Toronto Area through several in-school and community programs. These programs include touring performances, school workshops and residencies, and the TD Shakespeare for Kids Club Library Program which for the past 10 years has offered free literacy workshops for kids aged 7 to 12 years at 30 libraries a year. Shakespeare in Action is the resident professional theatre organization at the Artscape Weston Common in Toronto's Weston community.

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Our Mission

Shakespeare in Action is a diverse theatre company that aims to enhance the arts and education through exploring and performing Shakespeare's plays. We are dedicated to fostering literacy, enhancing creativity and promoting speech arts by making the language and stories of Shakespeare accessible and relevant to young audiences, their families and the community. Shakespeare in Action seeks to inspire audiences of all ages to discover Shakespeare's universal truths in our everyday world, showing the influence classical theatre has within our community. We accomplish this by:

  • Presenting fresh Canadian interpretations of Shakespeare and other classical and contemporary stories that are relevant to young audiences and their families and the community
  • Promoting a multi-cultural company of interdisciplinary artists that is engaged with and reflects our diverse community
  • Creating the audience of the future through our productions, projects and outreach programs.

Shakespeare in Action operates under the jurisdiction of the Canadian Actors Equity Association, and is proudly a member of many professional organizations including PACT, TAPA and Theatre Ontario.

What People Are Saying

"The experience Shakespeare in Action serves up to our students is unforgettable and truly enriching to their overall learning. "

— Janelle B. | High School Teacher

"?My daughter loved every moment of the camp and is looking forward to the next opportunity to join in on all the fun. In short two weeks she managed to create strong connections with your enthusiastic team and other kids. She has love for drama and desire to create more! "

— Izabela Sadanowicz, Parent

"I’m so glad that our students have access to such high quality theatre right here in our own school. "

— Sheilah Mooney, Teacher

"My daughter has registered in the Shakespeare for Kids program 4 times; at ages 8,9,10 and 12. Each time she loved it! She is very interested in studying Shakespeare further and has asked if we can see some of Shakespeare's plays! Thanks for providing this great program at our local library!"

— Parent, Library Program 2017

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