Touring Shows

Caesar: 60


The newest title in our new :60 series of plays - Shakespeare plays condensed into hour-long productions. This new, small cast adaptation of Julius Caesar condenses the Bard's famous historical tragedy into 60 minutes of poetry, political intrigue, sword play and scandal, while keeping the plot intact. This touring show features a cast of six actors playing multiple roles in a fast-paced, high energy performance.

Caesar: 60 is available for booking at Elementary, Middle and High Schools and public performance spaces of all shapes and sizes across the Southeast.

Appropriate for grades 5-12


Click here to see the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for Caesar: 60
Ninth-Tenth Grade ELAGSE9-10RL2 Determine a theme or central idea of text and closely analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELAGSE9-10RL3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

ELAGSE9-10RL4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone.)

ELAGSE9-10RL5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.

ELAGSE9-10RL9 Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare).

Eleventh-Twelfth Grade ELAGSE11-12RL2 Determine two or more themes or central ideas of text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELAGSE11-12RL5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.

ELAGSE11-12RL4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful. (Include Shakespeare as well as other authors.)

ELAGSE11-12RL5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.

ELAGSE11-12RL7 Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (Include at least one play by Shakespeare as well as one play by an American dramatist.)


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Special performances of this production will also be held on the Shakespeare Tavern stage!

September 13, 14, 20, 21 and October 7 at 10:30 A.M. and October 8 at 10:00 A.M. Tickets will be on sale for these public matinees on June 15, 2016!





Shakespeare 4 Kids


By Erin Hurley Sheffield
Music by Andrew Kane
Originally produced at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

It’s never too early to introduce students to the magic of Shakespeare. This 45 minute performance, specifically geared towards elementary school students, offers a dynamic (sometimes wacky) and always fun-filled way to get your students excited about learning the classics. You supply the space (A large classroom or auditorium works just fine!) and we will provide the Bard’s most enduring stories in a kid-friendly package that will spark the imagination of your students. A production filled with music, mayhem, some friendly sock puppets, crazy costumes, a magic “plot easel” named Pleasel and a special show robot (aptly named “Sho-bot”), your students may even leave quoting some Shakespeare and singing in the aisles. Either way, we know you’ll all leave smiling.

We will be offering two different version of S4K with limited dates available, so act fast!

In the 2016-17 school year we will be offering the over-the-top comedy

Shakespeare for Kids! Shrew

Based on William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

S4K is available for booking at Elementary Schools and public performance spaces of all shapes and sizes across the Southeast January-May 2017.

Appropriate for Grades K-3.


Click here to see the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for Shakespeare For Kids!
Kindergarten ELAGSEKRL3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

ELAGSEKRL4 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.

ELAGSEKSL2 Confirm understanding of written texts read aloud or information presented orally or through media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.

First Grade ELAGSE1RL3 Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

ELAGSE1RL4 Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

Second Grade ELAGSE2RL1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

ELAGSE2RL3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

ELAGSE2RL4 Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

Third Grade ELAGSE3RL1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

ELAGSE3RL4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases both literal and nonliteral language as they are used in the text.


Special performances of this production will also be held on the Shakespeare Tavern stage March 10-11, 2017. Check back after June 15, 2016 to purchase tickets!


Please email Adam King at for more info or to book your performance!



What people are saying about S4K


I want to thank you for making the field trip to Mt. Zion Elementary School and Oak Grove Montessori possible.

I have never seen professionals with simple props captivate gifted education students the way Shakespeare for Kids did! Your highly-animated, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic actors entranced the the children! Loved the creative use of the puppets! .......and during the hands-on workshops, there was not an idle moment!

I could not have asked for a better introduction to Shakespeare or theater in general. It is amazing how you made an ancient and difficult dialect so accessable to elementary children. The boys and girls now have a good understanding, concerning the plot of Shalespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream! ......as well as a feel a feel for what it takes to convey theater to an audience.

Starting, before the performance, with an upper-grade gifted student asking, "What is Shakespeare?", I think I can say, post visit, that your mission has been successfully accomplished!

Again, I appreciate the extra effort it took to coordinate this trip, one quite a ways from Atlanta. You've opened the eyes of an under-served population with curious minds and a thirst for new knowledge! The montessori directress said she laughed so hard that she had tears!
Heather Giebeig, MZE QUEST Facilitator K-5


The show was wonderful. I brought my very bouncy grandson who sat through the entire performance, enthralled! The script is written along the lines of the 70's hit, "Story Theater," which went on to enjoy a brief run as a series on ABC. In it, the characters often narrate the action as they play it, and it is very engaging and clever. I had once thought to write something in the same style, so seeing this script would be a great tutorial! Your use of puppets was wonderfully creative and your players made it seem easy (I know it's not!). As much here for adult as well as kids, I thought. Steve Podowitz


Thank you for a GREAT performance and playshop yesterday. You and your team really motivated my students and I'm excited about beginning the unit of study in February. Frank Smith



The Olympians

Written by Chris Rushing


The ASC Education department is branching out from our specialization in the works of the Bard to tackle stories from classical Greek Mythology in this new touring production: The Olympians. In collaboration with a local Atlanta playwright, we are offering a 4 actor, 50 minute script that combines some of the most memorable Greek myths and characters whose stories share the themes of consequences and the need for empathy. This beautiful production will include sophisticated puppetry and masks as well as set art work provided by a local Atlanta artisan. Students will be delighted by the stunning visual aspects of the production while immersing themselves into the characters’ circumstances and learn valuable lessons about their own humanity.

The Olympians is available for booking at Elementary, Middle and High Schools and public performance spaces of all shapes and sizes across the Southeast January- May 2017.

Appropriate for grades 4-12


Click here to see the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for The Olympians
Fourth Grade ELAGSE4RL2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

ELAGSE4RL3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).

ELAGSE4RL4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).

Fifth Grade ELAGSE5RL2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

ELAGSE5RL3 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

ELAGSE5RL4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

Sixth Grade ELAGSE6RL3 Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves towards a resolution.

ELAGSE6RL4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

ELAGSE6RL5 Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

Seventh Grade ELAGSE7RL3 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how settings shape the characters or plot).

ELAGSE7RL4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.

ELAGSE7RL5 Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.

Eighth Grade ELAGSE8RL3 Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

ELAGSE8RL4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

ELAGSE8RL7 Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.


Special performances of this production will also be held on the Shakespeare Tavern stage January 20-21, 2017. Check back after June 15, 2016 to purchase tickets!

To bring this unique performance experience to your school, contact Kati Grace Brown at



Shakespeare: the Language that Shaped a World (SLAW)



Bring your students the best of what the Bard has to offer with the 50 minute lecture demonstration/ performance entitled: “Shakespeare: the Language That Shaped a World.” Four ASC professional actors will bring a collection of Shakespeare’s most famous characters to life while simultaneously providing your students with essential knowledge about the life of the world’s most beloved playwright and his lasting impact on the language that we speak today. Whether as an introduction to Shakespeare’s work or as a supplement to current classroom study, this program is appropriate for grades 6-12. Set-up is simple, too: you provide the space (a stage or auditorium space works best!) and we will take care of the rest. Our actors are also available for a 10 minute Q & A session with your students after each performance.

Shakespeare: the Language That Shaped a World is available for booking at Elementary, Middle and High Schools and public performance spaces of all shapes and sizes across the Southeast August 2016- May 2017.

Appropriate for grades 4-12


Click here to see the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for Shakespeare: the Language that Shaped a World
Fourth Grade ELAGSE4RL2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

ELAGSE4RL3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).

ELAGSE4RL4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).

Fifth Grade ELAGSE5RL2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

ELAGSE5RL3 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

ELAGSE5RL4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

Sixth Grade ELAGSE6RL3 Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves towards a resolution.

ELAGSE6RL4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

ELAGSE6RL5 Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

Seventh Grade ELAGSE7RL3 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how settings shape the characters or plot).

ELAGSE7RL4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.

ELAGSE7RL5 Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.

Eighth Grade ELAGSE8RL3 Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

ELAGSE8RL4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

ELAGSE8RL7 Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.


Special performances of this production will also be held on the Shakespeare Tavern stage April 21-23, 2017. Check back after June 15, 2016 to purchase tickets!

To bring this unique performance experience to your school, contact Kati Grace Brown at