Our Past Productions

To Kill a Mockingbird

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the daring American masterpiece
adapted from Harper Lee by Christopher Sergel
directed by Dan McCleary
in partnership with Hutchison School
(1740 Ridgeway Road, Memphis 38119)
performing at the Wiener Theater at Hutchison School

sponsored by

Margaret and Owen Tabor,
Dorothy O. Kirsch,
and Pat and Thane Smith

September 20 – October 2, 2016

Produced under agreements with the professional entertainment unions: Actors’ Equity Association and The Stage Directors & Choreographers Society.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing, Woodstock, Illinois.


“The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.”

The American classic that fought prejudice with integrity, courage, and a child’s compassion proved bigger than Monroeville, Alabama, the American south, and the United States.  With healing power and loving humor, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is here adapted, with her approval, for the modern professional stage in a world that has yet to take all of her life lessons to heart.  As poetic as it is prophetic, To Kill a Mockingbird and its literary icons Atticus Finch, Scout, Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, and Mayella Ewell offer hope and democracy to a hurting humanity.

The cast of 20 actors features Broadway veteran Patrick Ryan Sullivan as Atticus Finch, Memphian Ainsley Geno as Scout, and the return of TSC favorite Tony Molina, Jr. as Rev. Sykes.  The cast also includes Michael Khanlarian (Bob Ewell), Josh Pearce (Jem), Adela Calzada (Dill), Caroline Couch (Mayella), Ann Wallace (Calpurnia), Meredith Koch (Maudie), Jeanna Juleson (Stephanie), Carolyn Spratley (Mrs. Dubose), Chris Cotton (Boo Radley/Mr. Gilmer), Jim Dale Green (Sheriff Tate), J.D. Sutton (Jude Taylor/Mr. Cunningham), and Roman Kyle (Tom Robinson).  The ensemble includes Kaitlyn Graham, CQ Gintz, Zoe Ford, Reece Berry, and Violet Wallace.

NEW:  Early Bird tickets are now on sale for the first 24 seats sold to each performance of this play only.  These seats will be located in the new Best Seats section of the theatre: the center six seats in rows 2-5.

Box Office Information

General Admission tickets are on sale now, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at TSC’s office located within The Shops at Forest Hill at 3092 Village Shops Drive, Germantown, TN 38138 (near Target); by calling 901-759-0604, or by going on-line to www.tnshakespeare.org (Twitter: @tnshakespeare).

Ticket prices, unchanged from last season, are $34. 

Tickets for Preview performances (September 20 and 23 at 7pm) are only $16. 

Thursday, September 29 at 7pm is Free Will Kids’ Night:  Children 17 years and younger are admitted FREE when accompanied by a paying/attending Guardian. 

The Opening Night (September 24 at 7pm) performance includes a complimentary post-show reception with the actors.

Senior tickets (62 years and older) are $29, and Student tickets (18 years and older) are $16 for any performance.

Free parking.  No refunds or exchanges.  Credit card charges require a $1 per-ticket fee.  Title, cast, and schedule are subject to change with notice.


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2017-18 Romeo and Juliet Project

The Project is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The Project also is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee.

New, Exciting TSC Partnerships with Company d and the Memphis VA, and Expanding Programs with Jail East and Hope Academy

“TSC gives them models to express their feelings, which they probably have never done.  For maybe the first time in their lives, they think about the world around them and their role in the community.”

- Joyce Anderson, Juvenile Manager, Shelby County Sheriff's Office

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Hope Academy residency participants

We are thrilled to announce new partnerships between TSC and Company d and the Memphis Veterans Administration Medical Association.  Also this month (August), we are happily expanding our Shakespeare programs for adjudicated youth at both Jail East and Hope Academy.

TSC is spending August in residence with Company d.  Nationally recognized, Company d is a dance company of young adults with Down syndrome under the artistic direction of choreographer Darlene Winters.  Founded in 2001, Company d is committed to inspire, empower, and teach individuals with Down syndrome who have an inherent aptitude for the performing arts.

TSC Education Manager Carmen-maria Mandley and TSC Education artists guide participants through the tumultuous world of Romeo and Juliet.  Using movement and text, the dancers are immersed in Shakespeare's images and encouraged to discover their personal connection with the characters of the play.

"Company d dancers are having a dynamic experience with TSC this week,” says Winters, Company d founder and Artistic Director.  “The play and its language are being brought to life with interactive methods.  The partnership with Tennessee Shakespeare Company is the first partnership with a theatre company in this region.  I am so excited about this new and unique experience for individuals with Down syndrome, which will enrich artistic growth and expand cultural literacy skills."

Also in August, TSC begins working with veterans at the Memphis VA Medical Association. This program brings together service veterans with theatre practitioners to use the plays of Shakespeare in addressing combat-related traumatic and re-integration issues. The model, created by the Feast of Crispian Project in Milwaukee, WI, was created to strengthen the personal psychological resources available to service veterans - especially those with post-deployment health issues - through the practice and skills of theatre combined with the timeless themes and imagistic language of Shakespeare.

Read more: New, Exciting TSC Partnerships with Company d and the Memphis VA, and Expanding Programs with...

Position: Company and Box Office Manager
Beginning: August 31, 2015


About Tennessee Shakespeare Company

Founded in 2008, TSC is the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre, education, and training organization. TSC produces in all three areas year-round throughout the Memphis area and the southeastern United States. It employs all of the performing arts unions and brings artists in from all over North America to perform and tour in four to six productions per year. Seeking to build its first physical home in the near future, TSC is in the midst of creating a New Home Committee that will shortly launch a capital campaign to that end. TSC performs, teaches, and works in multiple environmental spaces with an FY15 operating budget of nearly $720,000.

About the position

Reporting to and in partnership with the Producing Artistic Director, the Company/Box Office Manager will manage the daily administrative office, ensure contractual relationships with all contractors/employees, administer the grants process, sell show tickets and train others to do so, inspire and lead the company's volunteers, occasionally sell ads and solicit businesses for in-kind contributions, and be the face of the company at all points of contact outside TSC.

S/he will provide coordination, organization, social media skills, outstanding written communication and grammar skills, cleanliness, and on-time precision to office management.

Company Management responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and running auditions for the Artistic Director.
  • Coordinating housing and transportation for all out-of-town actors.
  • Making sure all contracts, tax forms, and legal paperwork are in order.
  • Troubleshooting actor care: any medical attention, transportation, financial, or housing issues that may arise.
  • Working with Special Events on the cast's social calendar of dinner invitations.
  • Organizing, managing, servicing food for each Invited Dress Rehearsal.
  • Coordinating existing Groundlings volunteers for specific projects.
  • Create grants calendar and alerts for supervisors.
  • Liaisoning with and administration/filing of grants to corporations, foundations, and state/federal governments.
  • Administration of acknowledgment correspondence and filing for donors.
  • Monitoring office supplies and a 'to purchase' list for supplies, including all printed goods.
  • Troubleshooting any phone, internet, or printer problems and provide administrative assistant duties.
  • Specific duties as may arise from administration of Gala.
  • Liaison with any vendors or contracts as related to office needs.
  • Administer social media campaigns and content in enotes/website/facebook/twitter (without needing, necessarily, to supply the copy/content).
  • Managing merchandise inventory, sales, and records.
  • Ensuring the office is clean and orderly.
  • Any other special assignments deemed necessary by the Producer.

Box Office Management responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the Box Office is covered Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, and for restricted hours on weekends and during productions.
  • Managing Tix.com and the TSC website to reflect current tickets available and discounts.
  • Taking day-to-day sales and questions from the general public.
  • Specific duties as may arise from administration of Gala.
  • Maintaining accurate Box Office records for audit purposes.
  • Setting up and breaking down and supervision of any on-site box office, including training any needed volunteers.
  • Providing accurate, daily Box Office and Front-of-House reporting.
  • Promoting special offers or discounts through a variety of media.
  • Cultivating group sales possibilities.


Candidate must have a working automobile, valid driver's license, and auto insurance.

Candidate must be willing to handle flexible hours, including occasional work on nights and weekends during production.

This position is full-time, 40+ hours per week based on 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, and reviewable after one year. Salary will reflect experience within range of $34,000-$40,000 plus health/dental plan coverage, of which TSC pays a portion after a mutually agreeable, initial three-month trial period. Paid days off are accrued weekly up to twelve (12) days per contractual year, plus select paid Holidays.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter outlining interest, experience, and potential fit for the position along with a resume that includes a history of not-for-profit or commercial success to Dan McCleary at danmccleary@tnshakespeare.org. No phone calls, please. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Tennessee Shakespeare Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, national origin, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. Only qualified candidates need apply.

Tennessee Shakespeare Company
presents its first Mainstage production of madcap
The Comedy of Errors

in partnership with the University of Memphis’
Department of Theatre & Dance
June 8-18

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Joey Shaw (Antipholus of Syracuse) and Blake Currie (Dromio of Syracuse).

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis’ Department of Theatre & Dance, presents William Shakespeare’s madcap, joyous The Comedy of Errors on the U of M’s Theatre Mainstage from June 8-18.

Featuring a professional cast of actor-musicians and directed by Shakespeare & Company co-founder Tony Simotes, the production sets Shakespeare’s shortest, wildest play in the exotic and dangerous Greece of 1600.

The story features two sets of identical twins, who, along with their parents, were separated shortly after birth on the high seas.  Now, more than 20 years later, Antipholus (the master) and Dromio (his servant) come to a new land that is hostile to foreigners.  Little do they know, their father, chasing after them, is imprisoned and faces execution at sunset for crossing the border unless he can find someone to pay his bail.  And little do they know, their identical twin brothers live here!  It makes for the funniest, most bizarre day in the country until a final familial revelation changes everyone’s lives forever.

Returning to TSC as the Antipholus twins are Joey Shaw (Romeo; King in All’s Well That Ends Well; Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Colton Swibold (title role in Henry V last year).  Returning as the clowning Dromio servants are Nic Picou and Blake Currie (both from Henry V).

Making her TSC debut as Antipholus’ wife Adrianna is U of M alum Claire Hayner, and returning to play her sister Luciana is Rachel Brun (Juliet; Lady Anne in Richard III; Antonio in Twelfth Night; Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream).

Read more: TSC presents its first Mainstage production of madcap The Comedy of Errors