On Playing Shakespeare with Matt Shimkus

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 been an inventive and welcome addition to any production he’s been in.  Now Matt takes on his first leading role at Seattle Shakespeare Company as Benedick in “Much Ado About Nothing.” Turn on the sound and take a listen to what Matt has to say about performing Shakespeare.