She Doth Persist

The 2018 collaboration from some of the minds behind Barefoot Shakespeare Company and Occupy Verona. Our season of feminism and activism will be led by two female directors and we will focus on inclusive and diverse casting

By: Joe Raik
Directed by Phoebe Brooks
Performing June 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th.
All shows at Summit Rock in Central Park.

Three young women from different places and times all cross paths in the forest. Before the day is out they will have to contend with the elements, with each other, and with a whole Faery Kingdom. One thing is certain: this is no ordinary forest.

By: William Shakespeare
Directed by Emily Gallagher
Performing August 23rd, 24th, 25th, 30th, 31st, September 1st, 2nd.
All shows at Summit Rock in Central Park.

It is 2018 and our country is in crisis: alienated, insular, and divided. In an attempt to preserve tradition, Cymbeline, pressured by his self-serving wife, arranges for his daughter and heir, Imogen, to be married off to a privileged, arrogant example of male toxicity. Her refusal and subsequent foray into the forest in disguise begins a journey fraught with danger, power, and jealousy. Will she persist?