The Guerrilla Shakespeare Project thinks of every Shakespeare play as a new play. GSP fosters a vibrant, passionate, visceral connection between actor and audience to make inventive and immediate American theatre from classical works. Struggling always for simplicity and precision, our company promises to make the entertainment and beauty of Shakespeare accessible to all. Prizing skillful use of language and athletic storytelling, the ensemble of professional actors, directors and designers aims to blow apart the audience's conceptions of what Shakespeare has been by creating something new.
Critically acclaimed as "a leading off-off Broadway theatre company," The Guerrilla Shakespeare Project has produced fully realized Shakespearean plays as well as workshop readings in its 'New Classics' series, which fosters new plays inspired by classical material. The company was born out of collaborations at the Brown University / Trinity Rep graduate theatre program, led then by Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. GSP received rave reviews for its New York debut, JULIUS CAESAR, with a female Caesar, "capturing the zeitgeist" of the 2008 presidential campaign. A taut MEASURE FOR MEASURE followed in the spring of 2009; and in January 2010, THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN was altogether raved about and sold out its extended run. In the spring of 2010, GSP followed up with another Shakespeare obscurity, KING JOHN, which was hailed with a string of glowing reviews and sold-out houses. Their most recent production, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW continued Guerrilla's line of successes with one reviewer stating "Once again, Guerrilla Shakespeare Project has reminded us why Shakespeare is still worth doing."
With passion born of rebellion we seek out the heart of the matter, battling against complacency in ourselves, our audience, and the American theatre. We struggle always for a passionate simplicity, for a visceral connection between actor and audience; only through this connection is great theatre possible. This is our cause. This is the revolution. This is Guerrilla Shakespeare.