The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

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The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company was founded in 2002 and quickly received a great deal of attention for its high-energy approach to the works of Shakespeare and other classics. Performing both in its indoor and outdoor homes in Ellicott City, the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company attracts a regional audience from Howard County, Baltimore, Washington and beyond.

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is listed as a Major Festival in the book Shakespeare Festivals Around the World by Marcus D. Gregio (Editor), 2004.

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is the theatre company in residence at the Howard County Center for the Arts [1] and performs at the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park in Ellicott City, MD, where their summer Chesapeake Shakespeare Company-in-the-Ruins productions attract steadily increasing audiences.

CSC has won a number of awards in its short history including six Greater Baltimore Theater Awards including Outstanding Production of 2004 (Much Ado About Nothing) and Outstanding Production of 2006 (King Lear), The BroadwayWorld.com's Reader's Choice Award for Best Classical Production of 2007 (Macbeth) and a Best of Baltimore from the City Paper for their 2005 production of an original verse translation of Lope de Vega's play The Dog in the Manger and a Helen Hayes Award to Artistic Director Ian Gallanar. CSC is the only Maryland theater company invited by the Kennedy Center to participate in the 2007 Shakespeare in Washington Festival. Other companies involved include the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Kirov Ballet and The Library of Congress.

CSC's production of Macbeth was performed at the Patuxent Institution, a maximum security institution in Jessup, Maryland. This event was covered by CBS News, UPI and many newspapers including The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun.

In 2012, the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company announced the acquisition of the Mercantile Trust Building, a nationally registered historic building two blocks from Baltimore's famous Inner Harbor. The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theater at 7 South Calvert Street in Baltimore, opened its doors on September 19, 2014.

The CSC Approach[edit]

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's education programs include professional artist development, community education, innovative K-12 school programming, summer camps for kids, high school Shakespeare Festivals and workshops using methodologies created by CSC in cooperation with National and International Institutional Partners.

Production history[edit]

2002 Twelfth Night Directed by Ian Gallanar

2003 Romeo and Juliet Directed by Ian Gallanar

2003 The Comedy of Errors Directed by Christopher Marino

2004 Troilus & Cressida Directed by Patrick Kilpatrick

2004 Much Ado About Nothing Directed by Ian Gallanar

2004 Measure for Measure Directed by Christopher Niebling

2005 The Dog in the Manger by Lope de Vega Directed by Isabelle Anderson

2005 A Midsummer's Night Dream Directed by Ian Gallanar

2005 Coriolanus Directed by Ian Gallanar

2006 The Imaginary Invalid by Molière Directed by Ken Elston

2006 King Lear Directed by Ian Gallanar

2006 The Taming of the Shrew Directed by Patrick Kilpatrick

2006 Love's Labor's Lost Directed by Jenny Leopold

2007 The Front Page Directed by Ian Gallanar

2007 As You Like It Directed by Ian Gallanar

2007 Henry V Directed by James Ricks

2007 Macbeth Directed by Ian Gallanar

2008 A Doll's House by Henrick Ibsen Directed by Kevin Costa

2008 The Comedy of Errors Directed by Ian Gallanar

2008 The Tempest Directed by Patrick Kilpatrick

2008 Macbeth Directed by Ian Gallanar

2009 The Country Wife Directed by Heather Nathans

2009 Cyrano de Bergerac Directed by Ian Gallanar

2009 Twelfth Night Directed by Jenny Leopold

2009 Julius Caesar Directed by Frank Moorman

2010 Lysistrata Directed by Ian Gallanar

2010 Much Ado About Nothing Directed by Ryan Whinnem

2010 Hamlet Directed by Ian Gallanar

2010 Titus Andronicus Directed by Kevin Costa

2011 Cymbeline Directed by Ian Gallanar

2011 A Midsummer Night's Dream Directed by Ian Gallanar

2011 The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Directed by Scott Alan Small

2011 Our Town Directed by Ian Gallanar

2012 The Merchant of Venice Directed by Teresa Castracane

2012 Romeo and Juliet Directed by Jenny Leopold

2012 Pride and Prejudice Directed by Isabelle Anderson

2012 Richard III Directed by Ian Gallanar

2013 The Two Gentlemen of Verona Directed by Patrick Kilpatrick

2013 The Taming of the Shrew Directed by Ian Gallanar

2013 Antony and Cleopatra Directed by Ralph Alan Cohen

2013 Dracula Directed by Scott Alan Small

2014 As You Like it Directed by Patrick Kilpatrick

2014 A Midsummer Night's Dream Directed by Ian Gallanar

2014 Richard II Directed by Kevin Costa

2014 A Christmas Carol Directed by Ian Gallanar

2015 Uncle Vanya Directed by Ian Gallanar

2015 The Importance of Being Earnest Directed by Erin Bone Steele

2015 Romeo and Juliet Directed by Ian Gallanar

2015 The Comedy of Errors Directed by Scott Alan Small

2015 Much Ado About Nothing Directed by Matthew R. Wilson

2015 Titus Andronicus Directed by Ian Gallanar

2015 A Christmas Carol Directed by Ian Gallanar & Scott Alan Small

2016 Wild Oats Directed by Ian Gallanar

2016 Macbeth Directed by Paul Barnes

2016 The Three Musketeers Directed by Patrick Kilpatrick & Ian Gallanar

2016 Othello Directed by Ian Gallanar

2016 A Christmas Carol Directed by Scott Alan Small

2017 Richard III Directed by Ian Gallanar

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