About Shakespeare In Action

Shakespeare in Action was established in 1988 by Artistic Director, Michael Kelly. We continue to bring Shakespeare to young people across Ontario through innovative programs and critically acclaimed theatre productions.

Shakespeare in Action is a diverse theatre company that aspires to enhance the arts and education through exploring and performing Shakespeare’s plays. We are dedicated to fostering literacy, enhancing creativity and promoting speech arts by making the language and stories of Shakespeare accessible and relevant to young audiences, their families, and the community. Shakespeare in Action seeks to inspire audiences of all ages to discover Shakespeare’s universal truths in our everyday world, showing the influence classical theatre has within our communities. We accomplish this by:

  • Presenting fresh Canadian interpretations of Shakespeare and other classical and contemporary stories that are relevant to young audiences and their families and the community;
  • Promoting a multi-cultural company of interdisciplinary artists that is engaged with and reflects our diverse community; 
  • Creating the audience of the future through our productions, projects and outreach programs.