Welcome to the performing arts events of Shakespeare Troupe
"All the world's a stage"
"All the world's a stage"
Our mission is to cultivate an appreciation for the text of Shakespeare among new audiences through the employment of professional actors trained to give the most authentic performance culled from the cues and clues found in the 1623 First Folio. We inspire the creative spirit. Our process fuels the imagination of the artist.
The Shakespeare Troupe of South Florida was founded by veteran actor Peter Galman in April 2016 -- the 400th anniversary month of William Shakespeare’s passing. The generosity of donors, sponsors, actors, crew, staff and advisors helped to achieve a goal of stage readings held at a variety of venues in the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties of South Florida in its very first year. Readings and workshops were open to the public and occurred regularly along with workshops in which professional actors honed their performance skills..
Highlighting its second year, Mr. Galman brought a team of Troupers as resident teaching artists to the Cushman School in Miami. From March 20-24, 2017, the school's eighth-grade students participated in a week-long workshop culminating in a performance with scrolls, costumes, music, singing and dancing for a full audience. A video of the work can be seen on the Youtube channel of Shakespeare Troupe.
In 2018, Shakespeare Troupe poised itself for a statewide tour of schools throughout Florida. It mounted one-hour productions of The Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet and the most popular comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream. With double casts of 7 actors, the Troupe performed dozens of school shows on short notice, in full Elizabethan-style or contemporary costume, with a mobile set and using safety props. Directly after performance, Troupe actors engaged with teachers and students onstage and in classrooms, teaching acting skills, directing theatre games and answering questions about everything from the world of Shakespearean acting to artistic careers. From December 2018 to October 2019, Shakespeare Troupe cultivated the minds of 10,000 students from elementary through high-school grade in the counties of South and Central Florida, including these schools:
Pine Crest Schools
Spanish River Community High School
Palm Beach Day Academy
The King's Academy
Saint Anthony Catholic School
Sawgrass Springs Middle School
Jupiter Farms Elementary School
Rockledge High School
Lecanto High School
George Washington Carver Middle School
Attucks Middle School
Devon Aire K-8 Center
Jack D. Gordon Elementary School
The Shakespeare Troupe operates as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and has received a Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs Community Grant. We have appeared at theatrical venues such as the new Pompano Beach Cultural Center, the famed GableStage in Coral Gables, the award-winning Area Stage in Miami with some of its conservatory students; at community/retirement centers such as John Knox Village in Pompano Beach, the Palace in Coral Gables and Devonshire at PGA Gardens; and at adult behavioral health centers in Miami-Dade County: Camillus House, Miami Rescue Mission, Better Way of Miami, and New Hope CORPS.
Check out information on the Shakespeare Troupe shows touring virtually in the schools across the country. Your choice of plays, custom-made and adapted for your budget and scheduling. Livestream workshops too as a followup to the plays to engage students in the actor's process.
Troupers read Shakespeare aloud using cue scripts on scrolls.
Actors are trained to delve into First Folio text analysis and scene staging
The Troupe travels at your call
Programs for Purchase
Shakespeare’s timeless classic about the downfall of a royal family. The entire story gets told virtually in four one-hour segments. Interviews with actors are included.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Shakespeare’s most popular comedy features 3 states of beings, all caught in the throes of the God of Love. Cupid blinds us in love, but makes amends while the show goes on.
Runs about 75 minutes, depending on long it takes for Nick Bottom to quit the room!
Romeo and Juliet
An abridged version of the famous star-crossed lovers, sunny Verona darkens in 60 minutes.
The Merchant of Venice
Melancholy grips a vibrant port city when oppression replaces good will. A bond between merchant and moneylender tests the law. Justice decides and mercy balances the scale. Two hours of gripping drama, tragicomedy or, what you will.
One-hour adaptations to come
Tragedies: Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, Julius Caesar
Comedies: Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, As You Like It
ST Theme Nights
Shakespeare’s Ship of Clowns, Fools & Jesters
Shakespeare most memorable comedic characters come to life in scenes that show how the lowest sometime rule the highest places
Running time: 60 minutes.
Popular Shakespeare, scenes and speeches from the most well-known plays
Famous passages from Hamlet, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing. Running time: 75 min.
Shakespeare! Comic Relief, Scenes of Comedy
Famous comic scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Merry Wives of Windsor, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, and Henry V. Running Time: 75 minutes.
Shakespeare! Scenes of Power —the giving, getting and grabbing of it in politics, love and war
A timely potpourri that will refresh the mindset in an election year.
Book an online workshop or buy a recorded video on the topic of your choice and build a performance of your favorite Shakespeare. Workshops are 55 minutes in length and cover every facet from an introduction to the plays to audition pieces with coaching feedback.
Consult the Events Calendar for upcoming workshops, or inquire at anon@ShakesTroupe.org.
"The workshops are a road map to the playing of Shakespeare."
-- Karen Stephens, Carbonell-Award winning actor
Q. What goes on in a virtual workshop?
A. You begin with a vocal warmup which includes breathing and sounding exercises focussing on vowel sounds and articulation. Then, you will learn how to break down specific text for clues on how to play a scene or soliloquy. Once you find out what Shakespeare intended, you add your talent to breathe life into the character.
Q. How do I participate?
A. Contact Shakespeare Troupe Founder Peter Galman to discuss your level of commitment. The email is anon@ShakesTroupe.org. You can also consult the ST Events section to get involved.
Q. What does it cost?
A. $150 gets you the key to the online room and 15 weekly sessions. You'll be able to review each workshop on a recorded video. The workshops are not a guarantee for getting cast in an ST event, however.
Q. How do I book a virtual production and workshop use for my school or class?
Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you all the information you need. For more information on the digital content of the virtual shows being offered, please visit the “School Show” section of this website.