10 Jul
Actors' Shakespeare Project Announces 2023-2024 Season

Actors' Shakespeare Project


2023-2024 Season

Actors’ Shakespeare Project (ASP) is excited to announce the performance dates for the shows for its upcoming 2023-24 Season, marking twenty years since "Richard III" in 2004 ASP’s inaugural production. 

“At a time when our industry is looking to make safer choices and produce smaller shows, our 2023-24 lineup is the biggest and boldest in ASP’s history,” says Artistic Director Christopher V. Edwards. “We are thrilled to build on the success of this past season and continue to earn our spot as one of Boston’s most exciting theater companies.”

Tickets for all performances are $59.50, with an allotment of $20 tickets released for the week’s performances on the Monday of that week, subject to availability. 

Student tickets are $25, available for any patron ages 25 and under. 

Memberships are available starting at $210. For more information, visit www.ActorsShakespeareProject.org 


Phone # 617-241-2200



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ASP's first production of the season, "TAMING OF THE SHREW," will be playing at the Modern Theatre at Suffolk University

Directed by Christopher V. Edwards, this production will take an intersectional and feminist look at one of Shakespeare’s most problematic scripts, while still retaining the witty banter, the comedic hijinks, and Shakespearean hilarity.

After a long night of drinking, disruption, and harassing barmaids, Christopher Sly finds himself trapped in the worst of predicaments: a stage play. 

Thrown into the role of “The Shrew, he tumbles headfirst into a world of witty wordplay, leering suitors, and the full force of the oppressive patriarchy. 

As the rest of the all-female/non-binary ensemble constructs the zany world of Padua around him, will Sly learn the error of his ways? 

Artistic Director Christopher Edwards and this talented cast will turn "TAMING OF THE SHREW" inside out, flip it upside down, and stretch it to its limits in the way that only ASP can - to find what truly sits at the heart of this contentious comedy.


September 15, 2023 through October 1, 2023 

(Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

Approximately Two hours, 15 minutes with one intermission. 


Actors’ Shakespeare Project continues its American Bards series with a stirring revival of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama "HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE." 

Directed by Elaine Vaan Hogue, this dramatic masterpiece from legendary playwright Paula Vogel will be performed in the Roberts Studio Theater at the Calderwood Pavilion

Check your mirrors, place your hands at ten-and-two, and experience one of the greatest American plays ever written. 

Nominated for the 2022 Tony Award for Best Revival, "HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE" puts us behind the wheel of a ‘56 Chevy with our protagonist, Li’l Bit, as she looks back on her rocky journey from adolescence to adulthood. 

Fasten your seatbelts as she navigates dark family secrets, teenage growing pains, and her turbulent relationship with her Uncle Peck. 

Named “One of the Top 25 American Plays Since Angels in America” by The New York Times, "HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE" traverses the full range of human emotions - from hilarity to heartbreak. 

Vogel’s examination of the highway towards womanhood has only taken on more urgency and meaning since it was first first staged.


November 3, 2023 through November 26, 2023 

(Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

Approximately One hour, 40 minutes with no intermission. 


Following the success of its 2023 production of "Seven Guitars," Actors’ Shakespeare Project returns to August Wilson’s American Century Cycle for "KING HEDLEY II" 

Directed by Summer L. Williams, this Tony-nominated and Pulitzer finalist play will be produced in partnership with Hibernian Hall.

Fresh off of a seven-year stint in prison, "KING HEDLEY II" (named after his father, who was played by Johnnie Mack in ASP’s "Seven Guitars") dreams of going straight. 

He’s going to open his own video store — even if he has to steal every refrigerator in Pittsburgh to make it happen. 

Returning home to the Hill District in 1985, King finds that his community is beset by violence, con men, and redlining. 

As King fights to keep his family afloat, the harsh realities of Reagan’s America threaten to drag him under. 

Hailed by Variety in 1999 as “maybe the most passionate work that August Wilson has penned to date,” "KING HEDLEY II" dives into family tensions and the Black experience in America with Wilson’s signature poeticism and power.


March 8, 2024 through March 31, 2024 

(Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

Approximately Two hours, 50 minutes with one intermission. 


ASP closes its 20th Season at the Roberts Studio Theater with Shakespeare’s most-known tragedy: "ROMEO AND JULIET." 

Directed by Resident Acting Company member Marianna Bassham, this amazing cast will tackle the famed star-crossed lovers and feuding households with ASP’s signature verve and style.

Two Households. Star-Crossed Lovers. Violent Delights. All Done ASP-style. 

Actors’ Shakespeare Project finishes off its 2023-24 Season with a classic that hasn’t graced its mainstage in over a decade: "ROMEO AND JULIET." 

Shakespeare’s most famous duo return in a flurry of forbidden love, exhilarating fight scenes, and (spoiler alert) tragic fate. 

Brought to life by Resident Acting Company Member Marianna Bassham’s expert direction, this dynamic and vivid take on "ROMEO AND JULIET" will thrill even those who fell asleep reading it in Sophomore English class. 

ASP will be working with Boston-area youth and teachers during this production to explore the themes of youth violence and alienation in the play, and how they can still ring true in 2024.


May 10, 2024 through June 2, 2024 

(Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

Approximately Two hours, 30 minutes with one intermission. 

Kevin T. Baldwin is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) 




ACTORS' SHAKESPEARE PROJECT, founded in 2004, is an award­-winning professional theater company with a Resident Acting Company and extensive education, youth, and community programs. ASP performs and works in found spaces, schools, theaters and neighborhoods to present and explore the robust language, resonant stories, and deeply human characters in Shakespeare’s plays and in works by other great playwrights. Our work is ensemble-­based and focused on intimacy, storytelling, language, relationships, voice, risk and artistry within and throughout the Boston area. 


ACTORS' SHAKESPEARE PROJECT believes Shakespeare’s words are urgently relevant to our times. Working as an ensemble of resident company members, we bring these words into the voices, bodies, and imaginations of our actors, audiences, and neighborhoods. We do this through creative projects, including intimate productions and outreach programs that are informed by the spaces in which they happen. These projects inspire civic dialogue, build relationships between people, strengthen communities, and reveal something about what it means to be human here and now. 


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Charlestown, MA 02129

Phone # 617-241-2200