City Life Org – Play On Shakespeare Announces Fall/Winter/Spring Seasons

Play on Shakespearethe non-profit organization dedicated to exploring the world of Shakespeare in performance through translation and adaptation, today announces its Fall 2022, Winter 2023 and Spring 2023 seasons.

Fall 2022, winter 2023 and spring 2023 seasons:

Building on Play On Shakespeare’s mission to enhance understanding of Shakespeare’s plays in performance, Play on podcasts bring timeless tales directly to modern audiences. The series – presented by Next Chapter Podcasts in partnership with Play On Shakespeare – is out Macbeth, Pericles, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Coriolanus, King Lear, twelfth night and Henry V over the past year and a half. On October 14, Play On Podcasts will be released measure for measure (translation by Aditi Brennan Kapil; direction by Jessie Austrian) featuring New York’s award-winning Fiasco Theater ensemble.

The Winter’s Tale (translation by Tracy Young) will follow in December. Additional titles will be announced in early 2023.

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Actors’ Shakespeare Project

Translated by: Sean San Jose

Directed by: Melisa Pereyra

Dates: March 29 – April 23, 2023

In the spring of 2023, Actors’ Shakespeare Project will explore Shakespeare’s political thriller, Coriolanus, translated by Sean San José. This production will offer insight into the impact of violence and political power on marginalized populations and delve into the nuances of advocacy.

Tickets and more information here.

Romeo and Juliet

Two River Theater Company and NAATCO

Translated by: Hansol Jung

Directed by: Hansol Jung and Dustin Wills
Dates: April 8 to 30, 2023

In partnership with Two River Theater Company, NAATCO will produce an all-Asian American production of Romeo and Juliet, translated by Hansol Jung. Hear classic tragicomedy in a new way as Jung’s language elevates Shakespeare’s austere humor. Last spring, Two River Theater presented Romeo and Juliet as part of their Benefit Reading Series, under the direction of Chay Yew. After the series of readings, we are now delighted to see Romeo and Juliet in full production by NAATCO this spring.

Tickets and more information here.

Details of another collaborative production, scheduled for summer 2023, will be announced shortly.

ACMRS Press [Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies] continues to publish Play On Shakespeare translations in print. All 39 titles will be released over the next few years.


Play On Shakespeare is a non-profit corporation that promotes and creates contemporary modern translations of Shakespeare’s plays. Since its inception in 2015, Play On has commissioned dozens of contemporary playwrights and translators to translate 39 Shakespearean plays into modern English, with the majority of commissions led by BIPOC and female playwrights. Far from being an exercise in paraphrase, each playwright was tasked with matching Shakespeare’s linguistic rigor to the approach to the text, preserving rhyme, rhythm, metaphor, meter, imagery, symbolism, the rhetoric and structure that make Shakespeare’s plays engaging and accessible to audiences today. Play On partners with artists and organizations around the world to offer and advocate for these translations through a variety of channels, including theater productions, podcasts, publications, and films. For more information, visit Play On Shakespeare is made possible through the generous support of The Hitz Foundation.


The Hitz Foundation has projects in science, the arts and the environment around the world. In addition to Play On Shakespeare and Play On Podcasts, the foundation also supports several archaeological projects in northern Guatemala and funded the largest LiDAR mapping ever undertaken for archaeological research to support these projects (discovery of 60,000 new Mayan structures ). The foundation funds Global Digital Heritage which captures state-of-the-art 3D models of museum collections and heritage sites and shares them with the world at no cost. The foundation also supports several environmental projects, including the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, which protects East African ecosystems and biodiversity through conservation efforts that directly benefit Maasai wildlife, nature and communities. local.

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