See Today’s Playwrights Adapt the Shakespeare Canon at Play On! at Classic Stage Company

The festival will feature 39 readings of the Bard’s work, as interpreted Mfoniso Udofia, Christopher Chen, Octavio Solis, and more.

By Olivia Clement | May 22, 2019

In 2015, Oregon Shakespeare Festival commissioned 36 playwrights—more than half of whom were women and playwrights of color, each paired with a dramaturg—to translate Shakespeare’s canon into contemporary modern English. Beginning this May, the 39 resulting work-in-progress adaptations will be presented at Off-Broadway’s Classic Stage Company.