"Washington Square Park is never more alive and enchanting than when these merry, nimble players are at work there. Shakespeare smiles." -Terrence McNally
It is our mission to perform Shakespeare to the hilt, with a respect for the words and an awareness of original staging practices. We believe that his language still has the power to captivate a crowd without the use of elaborate sets or effects; we trust the audience’s imaginations to “piece out our imperfections.” Above all else, we strive to create shows that are fast, accessible, and precise. Each season, we are committed to providing (free to the public) two of Shakespeare’s plays as Shakespeare intended: under the sun, and in front of a loud, standing, possibly distracted audience.