Saturday, January 20, 2018

Shakespeare in Paradise - It’s 2018! Happy New Year!

January 2018 Newsletter

A new year, a new chapter!

SiP 2018’s David Jonathan Burrows and Mark Humes in Othello

Join us as we turn 10!

On October 1, 2018, Shakespeare in Paradise will open its tenth festival.

Shakespeare in Paradise began in 2009 with a shoestring budget and a dream—to create a festival for Nassau that would revive Bahamian theatre, offer opportunities for local actors, writers and directors to gain exposure and training, add value to the tourism product, and fill audiences of all ages with a love for live performance. We built the festival around the work of William Shakespeare interpreted for the Bahamian and Caribbean context, balanced with programming that showcases Bahamian, Caribbean, African American and diasporic productions.
Over the past nine years, SiP has produced 56 shows from 9 different countries, mounted 9 plays by Shakespeare, hosted 77 artists from abroad, and given opportunities to 547 local performers. It began as a five-day festival and has expanded to two full weeks. In this, its tenth year, the festival is taking steps to solidify this base.

In November, we became members of the Shakespeare Theatre Association, and through that we hope to expand our audiences internationally and find resources and funding that will allow us to grow further. Join us this year as we lay the foundation that will take Shakespeare in Paradise into its second decade!

SiP at the Cinncinnati Shakespeare Company

STA Conference attendees getting a feel for the new theatre.

Conference attendees discuss Shakespeare, diversity, and making dreams real

SiP joined Shakespeare companies from all over the USA, Canada and the wider world to talk about ways in which they engage with their communities. Watch this space to find out how it impacts you!

Upcoming events

Sizwe Banzi is Dead, featuring Dion Johnson and Mark Humes, returns Friday January 26. Performances take place Friday 26 @ 8 PM, Saturday 27 @ 4 and 8 PM, and Sunday @ 6 PM. Tickets are $30.

If you’ve been before, come again with a friend, and we’ll give you your ticket for 1/2 price!

To book, call the Box Office at 393-3728 or 394-7179, Monday-Saturday 10-4 PM.