Here’s what we have planned! Because we don’t have a “home” venue, we’re still finalizing locations and dates for most of our shows. Check back or, even better, join our email list to get updates and reminders.
Shakespeare Studio: Love and War
Tuesday July 16 – Thursday July 18, 7:00pm
Brotherwell Taproom, East Waco
All’s fair in Shakespeare! Twelve amazing local actors bring some of the greatest moments in Shakespeare to life, including scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry V, The Taming of the Shrew, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Julius Caesar, and Hamlet; plus your favorite soliloquies and some sonnets you didn’t know you loved! All in a raucous, relatable setting much like what Shakespeare’s original audiences would have experienced.
Seating is limited! Reserve your tickets now!
The show will be about 90 minutes long with one intermission. Soft drinks and Brotherwell’s great local brew (we’re calling it “Shakesbeer”) will be available for purchase. Feel free to bring the kiddos, but be forewarned that Shakespeare’s plays are bawdy and violent.
September – 24/10, Episode 1
24/10 is InSite’s 24-hour play festival. Playwrights, directors, and actors will meet up on a Friday evening to receive prompts that they’ll use to create no-holds-barred 10-minute plays that they’ll stage at a
party performance the next night.
Interested in participating? Join our email list and mark “Pick me!” and we’ll let you know all the details when we have them.
Halloween-ish – Shakespeare Studio: Music, Magic…and Murder!
Our second Shakespeare Studio features fairies, witches, and killers of all kinds, along with Shakespeare’s songs set to new music by local musicians.
Christmas-ish – The Second Shepherds Play
We’re continuing to develop our updated version of this famous medieval nativity play, which we workshopped Christmas 2017 at University Baptist Church. While three shepherds watch their flocks by night, a thief and his wife try to pull the wool over their eyes!
January 2020 – 24/10, Episode 2
Ditto Episode 1.
Black History Month (February) – Staged readings of A Raisin in the Sun and Clybourne Park
A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, debuted on Broadway in 1959 and drew attention to racism in housing as it told the story of the Younger family, a black family planning to purchase and move into a house in a white neighborhood, Clybourne Park. The play won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award that year and went on, through movie adaptations and multiple revivals, to become one of the most influential American plays of the 20th century.
Clybourne Park, by Bruce Norris, debuted on Broadway in 2011 and won the Pulitzer Prize that year and the Tony Award in 2012. Act 1 takes place concurrently in time with A Raisin in the Sun, as white neighbors confront the family selling their house to the Younger family. In Act 2, set 50 years later, Clybourne Park is gentrifying after economic decline.
We’ll present staged readings of both plays in repertory (alternating evenings) in homes in neighborhoods similar to those in the plays.
March – Shakespeare Studio: Law and Order
Our last Studio production will show how justice is viewed and meted out by Shakespeare’s heroes, villains, and clowns.
May – Our first full-length Shakespeare in the Park production!