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Saratoga Shakespeare Company, Inc

  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Theater/Performing Arts
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    In July of 2000, the Saratoga Shakespeare Company’s first production, Twelfth Night, was presented in Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, NY. The production was brought to life through the vision of its founding member’s, William Finlay & Michaela Reilly Wilson who sought to bring free and accessible productions to the Saratoga Springs community. Since then SSC has produced more than 25 productions.

    As we enter a new era, SSC is deeply committed to continuing the nimble, edgy and innovative work that has defined the company for more than two decades.

    “Shakespeare’s work is not a ‘sacred’ text but a roadmap for our lives.” According to Marcus Dean Fuller, the current Executive and Artistic Director, “It reminds us that as we struggle with the same themes and challenges that collectively we always have; love, death, turbulent politics, that to get through this play called life we need each other. The performing of Shakespeare is nothing less than the celebration of the human condition engaging us not just as individuals but as a community.”

    We will continue to seek out new and exciting collaborative partnerships with local arts organizations, as we have done with SPAC and as well as maintain our long-standing partnership with Skidmore College, which enables students from top colleges and graduate schools to receive academic credit for their work in Saratoga Shakespeare Company’s Professional Training Program (PTP).

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