About Us

Since its pass-the-hat origins in 1981, the Reduced Shakespeare Company has created ten world-renowned stage shows, two television specials, several failed TV pilots, and numerous radio pieces, all of which have been performed, seen, and heard the world over. The company’s itinerary has included stops off-Broadway, at the White House, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, London’s West End, Seattle Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theatre and Montreal’s famed Just For Laughs Festival, as well as performances in Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Malta, Singapore and Bermuda, plus countless civic and university venues throughout the USA, the UK, and Europe.

Upcoming Tour Dates

USA

Date City Venue
Tour: The Complete History of America (abridged)
Oct 01 2024 Rockville, MD Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College
Address: 51 Mannakee Street. Venue phone: 240-567-5301. Buy Tickets
Oct 04 2024 - Oct 05 2024 Reston, VA Center Stage, Reston Community Center
Address: 2310 Colts Neck Rd, Reston. Venue phone: 703-476-4500. Ticket sales will open to the General Public on August 1, 2024 Buy Tickets
Oct 09 2024 Louisville, KY Kentucky Center
Address: 501 West Main Street. Venue phone: 502-584-7777. Buy Tickets
Nov 02 2024 Greeley, CO Union Colony Civic Center
Address: 701 10th Ave. Venue phone: (970) 356-5000. Buy Tickets
Tour: The Comedy of Hamlet! (a prequel)
Mar 12 2025 - Mar 30 2025 Lowell, MA Merrimack Repertory Theatre
Address: 50 E. Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01852-2208. Venue phone: 978-654-4MRT. Buy Tickets

Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast

The world's longest-running theater podcast!

Latest podcasts:

Liz Allen’s ‘Mother’

Improviser, improv coach, and "ensemble whisperer" Liz Allen discusses her one-person show Tonight, I Am My Mother, her darkly comic exploration of her mother’s alcoholism, in which Liz plays multiple roles (seamlessly). Liz talks about moments of discovery in her childhood; reveals her script's inspiration; shares stories of working with comedian Mike Birbiglia on his film, Don't Think Twice; marvels over her show's Shakespearean levels; confesses the importance of taking creative license; and celebrates the rewards of bringing a complicated family member back to life. (Length 24:39)

Filming ‘Lookingglass Alice’

Scott Silberstein, the co-founder and executive producer of HMS Media, talks about filming Lookingglass Alice, the signature work of Chicago’s Tony-winning Lookingglass Theatre Company, and so beautifully capturing the circus-like energy of the live theatre experience. Scott reveals the importance of responding accurately and honestly to the story being told onstage; how his team are not only great technicians but also great improvisers; the inevitably of filming a concert on your phone and missing the experience not once but twice; how to keep the live element and not spoil the surprise; how you can stream Lookingglass Alice via the PBS Passport and Digital Theatre Plus streaming services; and the definitive answer to the question of whether it's more difficult to film live theatre or live sports. (Length 17:44) (PICTURED: Molly Hernandez as Alice in the Lookingglass Theatre production of Lookingglass Alice, directed by David Catlin.)

Screwed-Up Teenagers

Scott Bailey’s new book Romeo, Juliet, and Other Screwed-Up Teenagers: An Irreverent Guide to Introducing the World’s Most Staggeringly Inappropriate Play to a Classroom Full of Confused Freshmen is a funny and frank look at Shakespeare’s arguably most popular play, and a great resource for educators, students, and even professional actors. Scott reveals his Shakespeare background, both onstage and for almost 30 years in the classroom; how his Renaissance Faire origin story coincides with the early days of the RSC; the surprise of taking a year off and discovering you have a book in you; and finally, the wonder of constantly discovering new things about a 400-year-old play. (Length 22:47)

Get in Touch

US & Canada Bookings

Larry Kosson @ kossontalent.com

UK Bookings

James Seabright @ seabrights.com

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