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A Special Party!!


Join NY SHAKESPEARE EXCHANGE for a celebration



450th Birthday!

Tuesday, April 22


Amity Hall
80 West 3rd Street, NYC
$10 Donation at the Door ~ CASH BAR



      • Big Screen Viewing of Sonnet Project Films
      • A Soliloquy Slam from your favorite NYSX artists
      • WORLD PREMIERE of Sonnet #63 starring Austin Pendleton
      • Shakespearean Trivia
      • Door Prizes
      • Birthday Cake!





Our Fifth Season!

This year, NY Shakespeare Exchange is EXPANDING!  Our initiatives will continue to explore the intersection of Shakespearean theater with the contemporary world.  Whether you are one of our longtime fans, or new to our work, we know you'll be thrilled with what we are accomplishing and how much we've grown in only 5 short years!


154 Videos ~ 154 Actors ~ 154 NYC Locations




We have already released more than 50 films, and there are plenty more coming your way.  Within this year of Shakespeare's 450th birthday, we will release one film for each of his sonnets.  With more than 500 artists already involved, this project will, by the time we release the final film, will be massive.  This year we are trilled to be developing films with Michael Urie (Buyer & Cellar; Ugly Betty), Joanna Gleason (Into the Woods; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Lynn Cohen (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire; Sex and the City), Cady Huffman (The Producers; The Nance), Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd; Damages), and many more.  Visit to view the films and download the mobile app.

Our expanded calendar of pub crawls, and the creation of our first ShakesBEERean Rep Company will make this year's crawls more fun than ever!  Check out the dates and actors HERE.


Two Plays. One Conversation.


Our popular reading series returns!  This Fall we will bring together a new adaptation of Shakespeare's Troilus & Cressida and the world premiere of a new play based on the story of Piramus & Thisbe by Resident Playwright, Kevin Brewer.  These two pieces will complement each other and open a dialogue about how we tell classic tales in a contemporary world.


and in early 2015...


Titus Andronicus

Get ready for the ride of your life.  Artistic Director, Ross Williams brings a new version of Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedy to NY Shakespeare Exchange.





New York Shakespeare Exchange offers innovative theatrical programming that explores what happens when contemporary culture is infused with Shakespearean poetry and themes in unexpected ways. 

We provide fresh points of entry to the work so that modern audiences will be exposed to the intrinsic power of Shakespeare. 

Our goal is to encourage an enthusiastic appreciation of classical theater and to expand the reach of the art form within new and existing audiences.


Pro-bono legal assistance for NY Shakespeare Exchange provided by Jones Day