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Productions

Our translations have been produced in theaters and venues around the world to critical acclaim. Our productions invite audiences to immerse themselves into the worlds created by Shakespeare with modern language captured by our playwrights.

Macbeth, African American Shakespeare Company, 2019, Translation by Migdalia Cruz, Photo credit Joseph Giammarco, Featuring Leontyne Mbele- Mbong and Adrian Roberts as Lady Macbeth and Macbeth

June 2024 Productions

A black and white line drawing of an angry looking skull with no lower jaw wearing a tilted crown. Text reads: Ashland New Plays Festival. HAMLET by William Shakespeare. Scenes from a modern verse translation by UNIVERSES. Commissioned by Play On Shakespeare.

Hamlet by UNIVERSES

June 1 – 2, 2024 | Ashland New Plays Festival | Reading | Ashland, OR, USA

Future Productions

As You Like It

July 19 – 26, 2024 | Theatre Space North East | Production | Sunderland, Jarrow & Durham, UK

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

July 20 – August 11, 2024 | Inferno Theatre | Production | Berkeley, CA, USA
Coriolanus

Coriolanus

July 23 – October 13, 2024 | Oregon Shakespeare Festival, in partnership with Portland Center Stage and upstart crow collective | Production | Ashland, OR, USA

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

August 9 – 31, 2024 | Idaho Shakespeare Festival & Great Lakes Theater | Production | Boise, ID, USA

Julius Caesar

August 15 – 28, 2024 | Theatre Space North East | Production | Sunderland, UK

Richard II

August 21 – September 8, 2024 | Magic Theatre | Production | San Francisco, CA, USA

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

October 4 – November 2, 2024 | Great Lakes Theater | Production | Cleveland, OH, USA

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Previous 2024 Productions

The Taming of the Shrew

May 10 – 26, 2024 | African-American Shakespeare Company | Production | San Francisco, CA, USA

Coriolanus

April 20 – May 19, 2024 | Oregon Shakespeare Festival, in partnership with Portland Center Stage and upstart crow collective | Production | Portland, OR, USA

Hamlet

April 12 – 21, 2024 | Portland Shakespeare Project & Actor’s Conservatory Theatre | Production | Portland, OR, USA

Cymbeline

March 22–24, 2024 | University of San Diego | Production | San Diego, CA, USA

Measure for Measure – A.C.T. Out Tour

Performances: March 14–17, 2024, Tour: March 19–30, 2024 | American Conservatory Theater
Production & Tour | San Francisco, CA, USA

Measure for Measure

February 29 – March 9, 2024 | Portland State University | Production | Portland, OR, USA

Previous 2023 Productions

Try it in Translation

November 18, 2023 | Studio Acting Conservatory | Demonstration | Washington, DC, USA

Play on Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors

November 15, 2023 | Ramapo College of New Jersey | Reading | Mahwah, NJ, USA

Henry IV, Pt. 1

November 3-12, 2023 | Lewis and Clark College | Production | Portland, OR, USA

Romeo & Juliet

August 5 – 6, 13 – 13, 2023 | Chagrin Arts & The City of Solon | Production | Solon, OH, USA

The Tempest

August 17-20, 2023 @ 7:00pm | Theatre Space North East | Production | Sunderland, UK

Research in Action: Play On Shakespeare

July 12, 2023 | Shakespeare’s Globe & Play On Shakespeare | Workshop | London, UK

Romeo & Juliet

July 13-16, 2023 | Theatre Space North East | Production | Sunderland, UK

Macbeth

August 11 & 12, 2023 | Shakespeare in Detroit | Production | Detroit, MI, USA

Henriad Plays Reading

April 20 – 30, 2023 | Shakespeare Dallas | Readings | Dallas, TX, USA

Romeo & Juliet

May 16 – June 3, 2023 | NAATCO | Production | New York, NY, USA

Previous 2022 Productions

Lear

September 7 – October 2, 2022 | Cal Shakes & Oakland Theater Project | Production | Orinda, CA, USA

Measure for Measure

September 30 – October 16, 2022 | University of Evansville | Production | Evansville, IN, USA

Love’s Labour’s Lost

August 18 – 21, 2022 | Theatre Space North East | Production | Sunniside, Sunderland, UK

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

August 6 – 7, 13 – 14, 2022 | Chagrin Arts | Production | Solon, OH, USA

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

August 6 – 7, 2022 | Prague Shakespeare Company | Production | Malá Strana, CZ

Hamlet

July 14 – 17, 2022 | Theatre Space North East | Production | Sunderland, UK

Henry VI – Part I, II, & III

Prague Shakespeare Company | Production | July 30, 2022 | Prague, CZ

The Winter’s Tale

July 7-17, 2022 | Portland Shakes | Production | Portland, OR, USA

Much Ado About Nothing

May 6-7, 2022 | 1623 Theatre Company | Production | Coalville, Leicestershire, UK

Much Ado About Nothing

May 5-8, 2022 | Breaking Wave Theatre Company | Production | Mangilao, Guam

Previous 2021 Productions

Othello

April 8-10 + 16-17, 2021 | Black Girls Luv The Bard | Livestream & Video On Demand | Online

Romeo & Juliet

April 17-18, 2021 | SUNY at New Paltz | Production | New Paltz, NY, USA

Othello

April 7-May 9, 2021 | Actors’ Shakespeare Project | Reading | Online

Much Ado About Nothing

April 29 – May 2, 2021 | Production | Davis Shakespeare Festival | Davis, CA, USA

Romeo and Juliet

Blk Girls Luv the Bard | Reading | November 18th, 2021 | Online

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

November 10, 2021 | Prague Shakespeare Company | Production | Prague, CZ

Comedy of Errors

Blk Girls Luv The Bard | Reading | September 23, 2021 | Online

Macbeth

September 11-12, 2021 | SUNY at New Paltz | Production | New Paltz, NY, USA

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

August 26 – 29, 2021 | Theatre Space North East | Production | London, UK

Macbeth

August 7, 8, 14, 15, 2021 | Chagrin Arts | Performance | Solon, OH, USA