On Playing Shakespeare with Matt Shimkus

Twelfth Night (WO 2012)

Matt Shimkus was first introduced to Seattle Shakespeare Company audiences when he played Demetrius in our 2008 Wooden O production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in the parks.  Whether it was playing a Russian mobster in “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” or being part of that devious duo Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in “Hamlet,” he’s always […]

Win Tickets to “Hamlet” at Tacoma’s Broadway Center

Acting Company Hamlet

The Acting Company’s touring production of “Hamlet” will be at Tacoma’s Broadway Center for one weekend only, and you can get a chance to see it.  We’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away for Opening Night on October 25 that you can enter to win. Contest ends on Friday, October 11 at midnight.

“Do you do traditional Shakespeare?”

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

      We are asked this question all the time…”Do you do traditional Shakespeare?”  This week The New York Times is exploring the issue of whether or not updating the setting of Shakespeare’s plays is advantageous or not. It’s really rare for us to produce a show set in the Elizabethan era. For example, we’re […]

The Hollow Crown

The Hollow Crown

We’re excited to dive deep into four of Shakespeare’s most gripping history plays with the BBC’s “The Hollow Crown.” This Sunday at 2PM KCTS9 airs the first installment – “Richard II,” and then follows up each subsequent Sunday with “Henry IV part 1,” “Henry IV part 2” and “Henry V” through October 13. Seattle Shakespeare […]

Shakespeare on the Road

Cast members from Seattle Shakespeare Company's 2009 tour of "Othello" loading up the van to hit the road.

Did you know Seattle Shakespeare Company has a van that travels the highways and byways of Washington state, with costumes, props and 6 actors inside? From March through May for the past five years Seattle Shakespeare Company sends out small cast productions of Shakespeare’s plays to places that might not get a lot of theatre. […]

Finding A Way to Give Back

Ray Gonzalez in Seattle Shakespeare Company's productions of "The Comedy of Errors" (2007), "Twelfth Night" (2009), and "As You Like It" (2012).

Ray Gonzalez made his professional acting debut in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s 1997 production of “Richard III,” and later went on to appear in more than 20 Seattle Shakespeare Company and Wooden O productions. He’s begun a new adventure as a real estate broker with Real Living Northwest, Realtors, and he’s come up with an innovative way […]

Quarrelling Couple Cast for “Much Ado”

Much Ado Casting

Jennifer Lee Taylor and Matt Shimkus are matched as the argumentative and amorous couple Beatrice and Benedick in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s indoor season opener “Much Ado About Nothing.” Artistic Director George Mount will stage the production set in a coastal resort area in 1953. Taylor recently played Eliza Doolittle in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of […]