Shakespeare’s Sister Company, which brings innovative theater to audiences and theater classes to youth — its young company is named the Bloomsbury Group — was named one of the GreatNonProfits this year. The company also produced Season One of the Woolf Series, a play reading series for emerging female writers.
Plans for next year include:
- Romeo and Juliet with an all-female cast, set in the roaring 1920s Chicago amid Italian and Irish gang rivalries
- Staged reading of featured new work
- Woolf Series and Puppet Playdates
- Inaugural Spring Gala in celebration of SSC’s five year anniversary
Formed in 2008, Shakespeare’s Sister Company is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to women in the theater. Its commitment is to produce plays by female authors, as well as William Shakespeare. Its mission is to address global change through the theater, including workshops with the community and educational advancement.