Did you know that Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park is not just a summer season theatrical company?
In addition to our outstanding Outdoor Season, Oklahoma Shakespeare is active year round producing plays, staged readings as well as working with students and teachers in exciting and engaging workshops and events.
Past and Ongoing Events
Tea With the Queen
Oklahoma Shakespeare, at the service to her majesty herself, hosted a lovely afternoon "high tea" for the pleasure of the Queen! In 2012, Melissa Scaramucci (past Program Director, deadCENTER Film Festival and current owner/operator ofLOCAL restaurant in Norman) was "Queen for a Day" playing the Queen for a guests of Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park at "Christmas Tea with the Queen", an afternoon to benefit Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park. Guests enjoyed "high tea" service and an Elizabethan fashion show!
Every few years Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park hosts Shakespeare Fest! a chance for Oklahoma students to share their love for the Bard with each other in a fun non-competitive atmosphere. Our next FEST is planned for the spring of 2018.
Are just another way that Oklahoma Shakespeare engages in our community to connect Oklahomans to the rich culture of literature and the theatre! Everything from free performances of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens to our 60 minute version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Performed in a simple presentation, these adapted shows are perfect for a family outing that's entertaining and educational! Oklahoma Shakespeare touring shows are available for direct booking engagements for schools, parent groups or churches through out the year or catch these offerings at a sponsored event by community organizations.
For bookings or performance information, check out our touring shows page or contact us!
One of Oklahoma Shakespeare's newer offerings, Theatre for the Ears promises to be a favorite for our patrons! Continuing our passion and belief in the power of words, this staged reading series is focused on works that enrich our culture through a classical literary view. Our company members and community artists meet for just a few rehearsals to analyze the material for the ultimate goal-to present outstanding works of literary art with a particular focus to the language that only trained and experienced performer can provide. By performing all around Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Shakespeare strengthens our ties to the Oklahoma community and gives our audiences a unique experience that couldn't be realized in a normal theatrical environment. Case in point- in 2012 Theatre for the Ears performed the rarely produced, albeit beautiful and important "morality play", Everyman in the stunning sanctuary of Saint Pauls Episcopal Cathedral. This environment provided a reverance for the work that would be hard to accomplish in any setting.
Keep you eyes and ears open for the next performance!