Charlotte Shakespeare

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Charlotte Shakespeare
Formation 2006
Type Theatre Company
Purpose production of plays by Shakespeare and other playwrights
Region served
Charlotte, North Carolina
Official language
English
Executive/Artistic Director
Elise Wilkinson
Managing Director
Joe Copley
Website charlotteshakespeare.com

Charlotte Shakespeare is a professional, non-profit theatre company in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company specializes in intimate and accessible performances of traditional and modern classics, with an emphasis on the plays of William Shakespeare and with a mission of presenting plays "that reflect timeless truths about the human condition and honor Shakespeare’s genius for storytelling and language".

History[edit]

The company was founded by Elise Wilkinson and Joe Copley in 2006 under the name Collaborative Arts Theatre. It was granted status as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2008. The name was changed to Charlotte Shakespeare in 2012.[1] Charlotte Shakespeare has never had a performance venue of its own. In its first two years productions took place in a tavern, in a series of apartments, and on the Green. Since that time all plays have been produced in theaters at Spirit Square or on The Green.

Charlotte Shakespeare Festival[edit]

Each summer Charlotte Shakespeare produces the Charlotte Shakespeare Festival which begins in June with a show presented outdoors on The Green, an uptown pocket park.[2] Charlotte Magazine described the annual return of Shakespeare on the Green as, "one of the best cultural gifts Charlotte will get all year".[3] Admission is free and the company depends on voluntary donations. A second show is presented in August at Spirit Square. Most productions are from the Shakespeare canon, but an exception was made in 2011 when the outdoor summer play was Tartuffe by Moliere.

Awards & reviews[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charlotte Shakespeare Festival on the Green in Uptown
  2. ^ CarolinaSmallTownLiving! Fun Things to Do in Charlotte NC--Shakespeare at The Green
  3. ^ Director Matt Cosper talks about Shakespeare's "The Tempest"
  4. ^ a b c d e Annual Metrolina Theatre Awards: 2010-2011
  5. ^ a b Annual Metrolina Theatre Awards: 2009-2010
  6. ^ Metrolina Annual Theatre Awards: 2008-2009
  7. ^ Annual Metrolina Theatre Awards: 2007-2008
  8. ^ a b c Creative Loafing, A full list of all the winners, by Perry Tannenbaum, May 24, 2011
  9. ^ a b CL's 2010 Annual Charlotte Theater Award winners
  10. ^ Creative Loafing: Best of Charlotte 2007
  11. ^ a b c CL's 21st Annual Charlotte Theater Awards
  12. ^ a b c CL's 20th Annual Charlotte Theatre Awards
  13. ^ Rough-edged fun at uptown pub, by Julie York Coppens, Charlotte Observer, March 14, 2006
  14. ^ Excavating For A Bard, by Perry Tannenbaum, Creative Loafing, March 15, 2006
  15. ^ 'Midsummer Night' makes delightful free debut in uptown park, by Julie York Coppens, Charlotte Observer, May 13, 2006
  16. ^ Kicky Bard on The Green, by Perry Tannenbaum, Creative Loafing, May 17, 2006
  17. ^ Unusual Location suits collaborative Arts' funny 1-woman show, by Julie York Coppens, Charlotte Observer, September 9, 2006
  18. ^ Better Than Jefferson? Surviving the Nazis in pearls and a dowdy dress, by Perry Tannenbaum, Creative Loafing, September 19, 2006
  19. ^ Open Diaries Reveal Lies of Love, by Julie York Coppens, Charlotte Observer, March 10, 2007
  20. ^ Two Dire Diaries, Plus, A Beauty of a Ballet, by Perry Tannenbaum, Creative Loafing, March 14, 2007
  21. ^ Shakespeare, down to earth, by Julie York Coppens, Charlotte Observer, May. 31, 2008
  22. ^ Bushels of bard: Summer theater in the city, by Perry Tannenbaum, Loafing, May 30, 2007
  23. ^ Sitcom reruns, live – theme songs, too, Collaborative Arts restages classic TV: ‘Three's Company,' ‘The Facts of Life' and ‘Married With Children.', by Julie Reed, Charlotte Observer, September 12, 2008
  24. ^ A Den of Identity Thieves, Plus, Murder most fun, by Perry Tannenbaum, Creative Loafing, October 10, 2007
  25. ^ 7 lean women, Plus, Collaborative Arts' first musical, by Perry Tannenbaum, Creative Loafing, March 05, 2008
  26. ^ Shakespeare, down to earth, by Julie Reed, Charlotte Observer, May. 31, 2008
  27. ^ What the Puck? Sympathy for the jobless: Taking chances with Shakespeare, by Perry Tannenbaum, Creative Loafing, June 11, 2008
  28. ^ Shakespeare, down to earth, by Julie York Coppens, Charlotte Observer, May. 31, 2008
  29. ^ Theatre Review, by Perry Tannenbaum, Creative Loafing, August 06, 2008
  30. ^ Single mom dives into the ‘Date’ pool, by Julie Reed Bell, Charlotte Observer, March 16, 2012
  31. ^ Ted Bundy crafts a toilet, by Perry Tannenbaum, Creative Loafing, September 23, 2008
  32. ^ A pentameter picnic with Collaborative Arts' Twelfth Night, by Perry Tannenbaum, Creative Loafing, June 02, 2009
  33. ^ A Very Modern Julius Caesar, by Emily Williams, charlotteviewpoint, August 11, 2009
  34. ^ Gender bending in Collaborative Arts Theatre's Julius Caeser, by Perry Tannenbaum, Creative Loafing, August 11, 2009
  35. ^ These 'Errors' add up to a run - Shakespeare's shortest, silliest comedy races by in a version well suited to its outdoor space, by Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer, June 11, 2010
  36. ^ Theater review: The Comedy of Errors, by Perry Tannenbaum, Creative Loafing, June 08, 2010
  37. ^ The green-eyed monster returns in Othello, by Perry Tannenbaum, Creative Loafing, August 10, 2010
  38. ^ Corruptible characters, 'Incorruptible' vision - Comedy at Duke Energy Theater asks us to contemplate faith, cynicism and possible miracles, by Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer, Nov. 03, 2010
  39. ^ eBay goes medieval: Incorruptible, by Perry Tannenbaum, Creative Loafing, November 09, 2010
  40. ^ To her, Bard looks like a lady - In 'Women of Will,' Tina Packer uses Shakespeare's words to trace his increasing understanding of females, by Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer, March 15, 2011
  41. ^ Theater review: Women of Will, by Perry Tannenbaum, Creative Loafing, March 23, 2011
  42. ^ Theater review: 'Tartuffe' - Hypocrisy à l’Anglais, by Perry Tannenbaum, Creative Loafing, June 8, 2011
  43. ^ Older Smith, younger company do 'Lear', by Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer, August 03, 2011
  44. ^ Theater review: King Lear, by Perry Tannenbaum, Creative Loafing, August 12, 2011
  45. ^ 'Time' marches forcefully on, by Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer, November 22, 2011
  46. ^ Days of guns and roses: Ethics debated in provocative new play, by Perry Tannenbaum, Creative Loafing, November 22, 2011
  47. ^ Single mom dives into the ‘Date’ pool, by Julie Reed Bell, Charlotte Observer, March 16, 2012
  48. ^ Universal appeal to ‘Bad Dates’ - One-woman show touches every emotion, by Ryanne Persinger, Charlotte Post, March 8, 2012
  49. ^ ‘Tempest’ transformed in uptown, By Julie Reed Bell, Charlotte Observer, June 01, 2012
  50. ^ Shakespearean sea-change: The Tempest - Outdoor production from Charlotte Shakespeare whips up a storm, by Perry Tannenbaum, Creative Loafing, June 07, 2012
  51. ^ ‘Merchant’ means business - Charlotte Shakespeare’s show finds comedy but sticks to the hard truths of a tricky play, by Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer, August 16, 2012
  52. ^ Theater review: The Merchant of Venice, by Perry Tannenbaum, Creative Loafing, Aug 27, 2012
  53. ^ Musical chairs at the White House - The violin's the thing in Charlotte Shakespeare's latest production, by Perry Tannenbaum, Creative Loafing, October 18, 2012
  54. ^ 'Opus' takes us behind the scenes of music and life, by Julie Reed Bell, Charlotte Observer, October 11, 2012

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