● To create participatory community theatre by bringing a core group of actors together, physically, emotionally and intellectually. And, providing each actor with a deeper understanding of him/herself as an individual, creating a stronger bond between the actors and the audience.
● To remind the public -- in this day and age of abbreviations and acronyms – of the rich vocabulary in Shakespeare’s works that is available to all of us to enliven our everyday speech: For, to speak well, we need dialogue that stretches our vocabulary, diction, enunciation, grace, and even physical stature. In other words, poise, charm and panache!
● To relate the relevance of Shakespeare’s messages to modern day problems and world issues, exploring human values, cultural diversity, and the human condition -- with all of its strength and frailties.
To foster a greater appreciation of the performing arts and enrich our community
by presenting accessible, quality community theatre
that educates, inspires and entertains
people of all ages across mid- and southern Vermont.
Shakespeare on Main Street