2019-20 Touring Shows


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Macbeth: 60

When witchcraft, murder and vengeance take a break from the Atlanta Shakespeare Company Mainstage, they hit the road in our newest installment in the :60 series in this thrilling production of Macbeth: 60. All of the drama of the full production, complete with sword fights, condensed into one class period.

Appropriate for Grades 6-12

Available September 2019- May 2020

Assembly Price: $895.00; Travel fees assessed when traveling outside of 50 miles from the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse and per diem fees assessed when performers are on location during regular meal times.


To book your performance, please complete this survey.

Please email Kati Grace Brown at for more info or to book your performance!

Click here to see the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for R&J: 60 & Macbeth: 60
Sixth Grade ELA: ELAGSE6RI1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

ELAGSE6RI2: Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

ELAGSE6RI3: Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).

ELAGSE6RI4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

ELAGSE6SL1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

ELAGSE6L4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

ELAGSE6L5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Sixth Grade Fine Arts: TA6.RE.1 Engage actively and appropriately as an audience member. TA6.RE.2 Critique various aspects of theatre and other media.

Seventh Grade ELA: ELAGSE7RI1: Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

ELAGSE7RI2: Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELAGSE7RI4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

ELAGSE7RI5: Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.

ELAGSE7SL1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

ELAGSE7L5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Seventh Grade Fine Arts: TA7.RE.1 Engage actively and appropriately as an audience member. TA7.RE.2 Critique various aspects of theatre and other media.

Eighth Grade ELA: ELAGSE8RI1: Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

ELAGSE8RI2: Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELAGSE8RI3: Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).

ELAGSE8RI4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies.

ELAGSE8SL1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

ELAGSE8L4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

ELAGSE8L5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Eighth Grade Fine Arts: TA8.RE.1 Engage actively and appropriately as an audience member. TA8.RE.2 Critique various aspects of theatre and other media.

Ninth-Tenth Grade ELA ELAGSE9-10RI1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

ELAGSE9-10RI2: Determine a central idea of a text and 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.

ELAGSE9-10RI3: Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them.

ELAGSE9-10RI4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).

ELAGSE9-10SL1: Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions(one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

ELAGSE9-10L4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9–10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

ELAGSE9-10L5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Ninth-Tenth Grade Fine Arts: TAHSA.RE.1 Engage actively and appropriately as an audience member. TAHSA.RE.2 Critique various aspects of theatre and other media using appropriate supporting evidence.

Eleventh Grade and Twelfth Grade ELAGSE11-12RL1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

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.

ELAGSE11-12RL3 Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).

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.

ELAGSE11-12RI1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

ELAGSE11-12RI2 Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELAGSE11-12RI3 Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas, or events interact and develop over the course of the text.

ELAGSE11-12RI4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).

ELAGSE11-12SL1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions(one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11-12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

ELAGSE11-12L4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 11-12 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

Eleventh-Twelfth Grade Fine Arts: TAHSA.RE.1 Engage actively and appropriately as an audience member. TAHSA.RE.2 Critique various aspects of theatre and other media using appropriate supporting evidence.




Atlanta Campaign of 1864, Photo Credit: George Barnard, National Archives

Journey’s End

Written by Christopher Scott Rushing

Inspired by William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and real-life historical events, the Atlanta Shakespeare Company is proud to premiere this new work by an Atlanta playwright. For fifty minutes your students will experience the drama and tragedy of the Civil War and follow an inspiring young woman on her journey through the war-torn South. Bring your history lessons to life for your students by joining our actors for the premiere season of this gripping production


Appropriate for Grades 4-8

Available September 2019–May 2020

Assembly Price: $595.00; Travel fees assessed when traveling outside of 50 miles from the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse and per diem fees assessed when performers are on location during regular meal times.


To book your performance, please complete this survey.

Please email Kati Grace Brown at for more info or to book your performance!



Click here to see the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for Journey’s End

When combined with post-performance discussions, Journey’s End meets the following ELA and Fine Arts Georgia Standards of Excellence:

ELAGSE6RL2 Determine a theme and/or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

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.

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.

ELAGSE6RL6 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.

ELAGSE6RI4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

ELAGSE7RL1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

ELAGSE7RL2 Determine a theme and/or of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

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.

ELAGSE8RL1 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

ELAGSE8RL2 Determine a theme and/or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

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.





Photo Credit: Daniel Parvis

R&J: 60

The :60 Series Favorite Returns -Shakespeare plays presented in one hour.

This small cast adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet condenses the Bard's famous tale of star-crossed lovers into sixty minutes of romance, poetry, humor, sword play, and tragedy, all while keeping the plot intact. This touring show features a cast of eight actors playing multiple roles in a fast-paced, high energy performance.

Appropriate for Grades 6-12

Available January- May 2020

Assembly Price: $895.00; Travel fees assessed when traveling outside of 50 miles from the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse and per diem fees assessed when performers are on location during regular meal times.


To book your performance, please complete this survey.

Please email Kati Grace Brown at for more info or to book your performance!





Photo Credit: Kati Grace Brown

Midsummer, Jr!

Adapted by Adam King

This forty-five minute, high-energy adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream uses puppets, live music, and silly props to bring the story and characters to life for even the youngest of theatre-goers. Designed to be performed in a large classroom or auditorium space, this magical and hilarious show is sure to ignite the imagination of your students as they experience the beauty of Shakespeare’s language.


Appropriate for Grades K-3

Available January- May 2020

Assembly Price: $295.00; Travel fees assessed when traveling outside of 50 miles from the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse and per diem fees assessed when performers are on location during regular meal times.


To book your performance, please complete this survey.

Please email Kati Grace Brown at for more info or to book your performance!


Click here to see the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for Midsummer, Jr!
When combined with post-performance discussions, Midsummer, Jr! meets the following ELA and Fine Arts Georgia Standards of Excellence:

Kindergarten ELA: 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.

Kindergarten Fine Arts: TAK.RE.1 Engage actively and appropriately as an audience member.

TAK.RE.2 Critique various aspects of theatre and other media.

First Grade ELA:
ELAGSE1SL2: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

ELAGSE1SL3: Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.

First Grade Fine Arts:
TA1.RE.1 Engage actively and appropriately as an audience member.

TA1.RE.2 Critique various aspects of theatre and other media. Second Grade ELA:
ELAGSE2SL1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

ELAGSE2SL3: Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue. Second Grade Fine Arts:
TA2.RE.1 Engage actively and appropriately as an audience member.

TA2.RE.2 Critique various aspects of theatre and other media. Third Grade ELA:
ELAGSE3SL1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

ELAGSE3SL2: Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. Third Grade Fine Arts:
TA3.RE.1 Engage actively and appropriately as an audience member.

TA3.RE.2 Critique various aspects of theatre and other media.