Spontaneous Shakespeare Players is a group of professional independent theatre artists who bring the spontaneity and fun of Shakespeare's plays to modern audiences. By using Elizabethan performance techniques, which involve limited to no rehearsal and the ability to instantly bring the Bard's words to physical and entertaining heights, we give our audiences a historical taste of how Shakespeare's plays would have originally been performed.
In Shakespeare's day, the theatre was the premier venue in entertainment--much like today's IMAX, Wiis, and reality television--and his plays possessed a competitive edge that made them popular among yesteryear's audiences. That electricity is sadly often lost in modern performance. The Spontaneous Shakespeare Players, however, strive to not only present these great works of art with historical authenticity but also to entertain audiences with the same moment-to-moment vivacity that wowed Elizabethan and Jacobean groundlings and monarchs alike, so long ago.
Shakespeare's plays were called plays because they were about playing not acting, and our performances bring Shakespeare's plays alive in a way that connects people of all age groups and walks of life. Shakespeare plays are timeless for a reason and we, Spontaneous Shakespeare Players, focus on the text, play only the text, and play hard to make what was new in olden times new again.
Schedule of Upcoming Productions