Established in 1989, the American Globe Theatre’s purpose is two-fold: first, to present innovative productions of classical and original plays; and, second, to teach actors and directors its particular style of play production based on the First Folio method, which is believed to have been used by Shakespeare’s own company. In addition to virtually all of Shakespeare’s plays, company productions have included Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler,” Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Molière’s “Tartuffe,” and Sophocles’ “Antigone.”
Arts Education Programming:
Through its Shakespeare for the Schools Program, the company offers condensed 75-minute matinee productions performed by professional actors either in-school or at the company’s Midtown theater. These performances include post-performance talk back sessions with cast members. In-school performances require a large, open space, preferably an auditorium or cafeteria. Study guides are distributed to students at each performance. Also offered is a series of in-school workshops for grades 6 to 12 taught by the company’s teaching artists. The company also offers customized workshops to suit any special needs or requests.