The Classical Edge Theatre Company

The Classical Edge Theatre Company

The Classical Edge Theatre Company is Northwest Arkansas’ professional acting company dedicated to performing plays by William Shakespeare and other classical authors, as well as classically inspired new texts. The actors bring productions to life for community and school groups throughout the state. For schools, they can also include theater workshops for students and professional development sessions for teachers.

Classical Edge productions begin each year with free, outdoor performances in Northwest Arkansas locations, and then go on tour. In the summer of 2012, Classical Edge performed Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night outdoors in Fayetteville and Rogers, and then toured to community groups in Searcy, Helena, and McCrory. In the summer and fall of 2013, the company performed Julius Caesar outdoors in Fayetteville and Bentonville, and then took it to Siloam Springs, Van Buren, Lincoln, Bentonville, and Fort Smith, where they involved students as actors in servant, messenger, and “mob” roles. In the summer of 2014, they performed Much Ado about Nothing in Bentonville, and then toured a workshop version involving students to high schools in Russellville, Elkins, Bentonville, Mount Ida, and Waldron. In 2015, Classical Edge performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream outdoors to over 700 people on four nights in Bentonville, and then took touring production workshops to Russellville, Sonora, Bentonville, and Barton.

The Classical Edge Theatre Company will perform The Taming of the Shrew on September 9, 10, and 17 in Bentonville, and then tour production workshops to middle, junior, and high schools around the state.

Region: Northwest
Discipline: Theater: Repertory/Children's Theater
Fees: $2,000 / performance, student workshops, and teacher development workshops. Mileage at $.56/mile; lodging if overnight stay is required.
Availability: Year-round
Requirements: Adequate performance space as determined by the venue. The Classical Edge Theatre Company needs only a performing space/stage and lights. If curtains, legs, a backdrop, and dressing rooms are available, that would be good, but not necessary.

Contact

David Jolliffe
Bentonville, Arkansas
(479) 200-9466
www.Theclassicaledge.org
[email protected]


The Classical Edge Theatre Company