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May 2024

Our events aim to actively engage new audiences through modern translations of Shakespeare’s work. Look below to see if a Play On event is taking place in your area this month!

Productions

Coriolanus

April 20 – May 19, 2024 | Oregon Shakespeare Festival, in partnership with Portland Center Stage and upstart crow collective | Production | Portland, OR, USA
The Taming of the Shrew produced by African American Shakespeare Company

The Taming of the Shrew

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

Podcast

Romeo and Juliet

By William Shakespeare

In a Modern Verse Translation by Hansol Jung

Directed by Dustin Wills

Radio Play by Catherine Eaton

Next Chapter Podcasts presents the NAATCO / Two River Theater production of Romeo and Juliet. Translated by Hansol Jung and directed by Dustin Wills, this series brings listeners right into the sound studio where actors create their own special effects and bring Brian Quijada’s original songs and music to life with incomparable flare and passion!

More Productions

Can't get enough? Here are future events to mark on your calendar!

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
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

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