“And then is heard no more”

When someone asks me what I do for a living and I say “I perform abridged Shakespeare plays in rural high school gymnasiums across the state of Idaho at 8 o’clock in the morning in the middle of winter.” It sounds less glamorous than it feels. It feels… important, and I truly believe it is. […]

Out, Out , Brief Candle

  The end of tour is always bittersweet. On one hand you’re saying goodbye to long hours, long drives, and way too early mornings. But on the other hand, you’re saying goodbye to the wonderful students, the most precious towns, and this show that you have lived with for 3 and a half months. This […]

Behind the Scenes Video: the making of the tours!

Enjoy an incredible glimpse into the making of our tours- Shakespearience and Idaho Theater for Youth.  It takes a village and they are talented! Thanks to all involved- especially Lori Regan,  Jessamine Jones and Kiely Prouty.

“The service and loyalty I owe, in doing it, pays itself.” Macbeth I.iv

Rules of the Road: We’ve just finished the second full official day of touring, and I thought I’d take a moment to give you a glimpse of what being on the road means. These are our “rules” by that, I mean, these are things that make all of our lives a lot easier on the […]

Shakespearience Macbeth Week 2 Video

Shakespearience cast of Macbeth shares their thoughts on week 2 of rehearsal.

Macbeth: Blood, Sweat, and Fears

We are now, officially in full swing of rehearsals for Shakespearience’s Macbeth. “Why, Whatever is this Shakespearience of which you speak?” one may ask, if they spoke in a very formal manner. Well, I could tell you, but it’s a rather lengthy explanation, and it turns out someone has already done all of that for […]

“I have begun to plant thee…” Duncan, 1.4

The first week of rehearsals have come to a close and things have started to take shape. This is a part of the process where the production is full of possibility and mystery and potential. It’s a little crazy to think we only have two more full weeks of rehearsing left before out first preview […]

Shakespearience: Macbeth. First Blog Post!

This time of year is probably the most exciting for those of us headed out on the Shakespearience 2012 tour. True, winter is starting to get even colder, the sun doesn’t seem to stay up nearly long enough, and all of the really exciting winter holidays have passed–but for us, today marked the very first […]