Founded in 1999, Shakespeare Now! Theatre Company is a professional company which brings the great works of William Shakespeare to elementary, middle, and high schools in Massachusetts and New England in easily accessible formats.
Each performance lasts approximately 1 hour, followed by a question and answer period. Workshops and multi-day residencies for students, led by our actor/educators, are an integral part of our work in schools.
Comprehensive study guides are sent to each school in advance of our performance. Preview our shows.
||Linda Lowy, Founding Artistic Director, is an actor and educator who has taught drama and English literature from elementary to college levels. She founded Shakespeare Now! Theatre Company on the premise that the works of Shakespeare provide immensely valuable insight into the human condition to young viewers.
Linda believes profoundly in the transformational aspect of theater; that people, and young people especially, can see and hear these great plays and be positively influenced by their messages. She works closely with schools in advance of each performance and workshop to ensure the highest quality enrichment experience for students. Linda has an Mus.B and Ed.M from Boston University, and has trained intensively in text and performance with local teachers and at Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, Mass.
Directors of Shakespeare Now! productions have included the following:
Diego Arciniegas, a prominent actor and director, is the Artistic Director of Boston's Publick Theatre.
Daniel Gidron, one of Boston's in-demand directors, is an Associate Director for the Nora Theatre Company.
Ted Hewlett is a prolific Boston area director, actor, teacher, and fight choreographer.
Dev Luthra is a Boston-based actor, director, and drama and movement teacher.
Steven Maler is the Artistic Director of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company which presents Shakespeare on the Boston Common every summer.
Bobbie Steinbach, actor, teacher, and director, is a founding member of Actors' Shakespeare Project.
Spiro Veloudos, one of Boston's theatrical luminaries, is the Producing Artistic Director of the Lyric Stage Company of Boston.
David Wheeler is a long-time Associate Artist at the A.R.T. (American Repertory Theater), and Artistic Director of the legendary Theatre Company of Boston.