international shakespeare center santa fe

The International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe has a number of projects on the boards in our town—some coming right up, some in the near future, and some ongoing. Join us in these explorations!


A Year of Lear: We are in the middle of our “Year of Lear” that culminates in fall of 2018 with a performance of King Lear by actors who have steeped themselves in the text for a year. We will keep you posted on the variety of activities as they develop!

Long Dead but Well Read: Actors convene in the morning to read and rehearse a script by one of Shakespeare’s contemporaries, and perform in the late afternoon, script in hand.

Youth Making Shakespeare Their Own: The ISC partners with the Upstart Crows of Santa Fe, youth aged 10 to 18, who perform several uncut Shakespeare plays each year.

Youth Shakespeare Festival: A day-long free public festival celebrating young people and Shakespeare. Students from five different Santa Fe schools are trained by professionals throughout the year to participate in the festival. Check out our site devoted to this project at

iReadShakespeare • National Reading Initiative: Let’s read Shakespeare—out loud and in community.
This is an ongoing program to encourage adult reading groups. Our web site,, is filled with support and encouragement for Shakespeare readers.

ISC Press: We established our own small publishing company to develop our series of Shakespeare plays designed and edited specifically for reading aloud in a group.

Actor Workshops: A variety of acting workshops on various levels are offered regularly, including an opportunity to study with LAMDA in the United States.