Shakespeare

Mondays and Tuesdays, March 2, 3, 9, & 10 | 7pm
Brotherwell Brewing | 400 East Bridge Street | East Waco

Shakespeare’s “greatest hits” about justice, judgment, and mercy. Enjoy scenes and speeches from Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Henry IV part 1, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, A Winter’s Tale, The Tempest, and The Merchant of Venice over a mug of ShakesBeer from Waco’s favorite local brewery! Check out Brotherwell Brewing, our venue and one of our amazing sponsors.

This is our last of three Shakespeare Studio productions (the first two were Love & War and Music, Magic, & Murder) as we ramp up for our first summer, full-length Shakespeare in the Park production! Check out the photo gallery below from the first two productions.

InSite’s first full season has been focused on Shakespeare as we build skills, interest, and momentum toward our first Shakespeare in the Park production. We’ll be announcing the title, location, and dates soon but, trust us, it’s a good one!

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The three Shakespeare Studio productions were generously funded by Creative Waco’s Arts Match Program (AMP) Grant.

We received a $9,000 AMP Grant to support production of the three Shakespeare Studios, including $6,000 to purchase portable lighting and sound equipment that we and other small, scrappy, and homeless arts organizations could use to create performance spaces where there are none. We need to raise $4,850 in gifts, ticket sales, and in-kind donations in order to receive the remaining funds! Learn more here.

Creative Waco is our local arts agency, which exists to grow and support a thriving cultural and creative community in Waco and McLennan County. And they are doing just that! Thank you so much, Creative Waco!

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The first two Shakespeare Studios were Love & War (July 2019) and Music, Magic, & Murder (October 2019). Both were performed at Brotherwell Brewery and Taproom in East Waco. Enjoy these photo galleries! Click a photo to enlarge and scroll through them.

We got to test-run an outside production with Music, Magic, & Murder in October 2019. The full moon over us fit with the creepy Halloween vibe we were going for, and we got to use our new portable lighting system!

From left: Kayla Arnold, Allison Tinsley, Shelly Sykora, Diamond Wade-Akridge, Kristi Hunter, Karen Savage, Emma Hunter, Rosalind Jackson Roe, Kristana Doreck, Shawndra Dillon. Not pictured: Hunter Dillon, Trent Sutton (also adapter and director).

Our first Shakespeare Studio production, Love & War, was a big success! In the heat of July (in an un-air-conditioned taproom!) we played to two full houses and got raves from the audience.

Front row, from left: Trent Sutton (director), Hunter Dillon, Daniel Seavers, Zoe Seagle, Justus Everett, Joel White, Jessica Bean, Luann Jennings (director). Second row, from left: Gretchen Everett, IsaBella Thomas, Rion King, Tami Davis, Karen Savage, Stefanie Wheat-Johnson (director), Suzanne White.