Volunteers needed!

As You Like It Setup at The Village at Hendrix

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is looking for a few noble men and women to lend theirhands as volunteers for the 2012 summer festival. If you have brains or brawn(or both!) to offer up to the cause, please contact Rebekah Scallet.

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Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre would love to communicate with you through whichever channel you prefer. Check out the list below for great ways to connect with us.

AST featured in The New York Times

For the third year in a row, The New York Times has selected AST as one of its must-see summer festivals! AST shares the spotlight with Oregon Shakespeare, the American Shakespeare Center, and the Stratford Festival in Ontario, among other notable festivals.

SAVE THE DATE – A Midsummer Night’s Improv

AST and ImprovLittleRock will join forces on May 5th to present an evening of improv based on Shakespeare’s plays, language, and styles. We’ll also be one of the first groups to perform in the new Oxford American performance space (in the newly renovated “old Juanita’s” building).   Watch our web site and Facebook page for

It’s not too late–audition for TGC on May 2

Alaina Kizer in "As You Like It"

AST has just added a second round of auditions for our summer acting program–The Groundlings Company.  We will be holding auditions on Wednesday, May 2nd, at Wildwood Park for the Arts from 4 – 7 pm.   This 2-week Shakespeare intensive, taught by AST’s company of professional Actors and Teaching Artists, runs Monday – Friday

Announcing 2012 Youth Auditions


Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces youth auditions for our 2012 summer season.  Youth of all ages are encouraged to participate. Auditions will be held on Saturday, February 18th from 2-5 pm in the Bridges Larson Theatre of Snow Fine Arts on the campus of UCA.  No preparation is necessary, but students may be asked to sing

Get your tickets for Bard Ball 2012 Today!

Argenta Community Theater

Bard lovers and brew lovers unite! Argenta Community Theatre will be transformed into a lantern-lit beer garden as we share an evening of beer tasting, hearty appetizers, and revelry. You’ll also be treated to Broadway Star Lawrence Hamilton’s exquisite vocal stylings as he sings from Big River, the infectious live folk/jazz/rock/pop tunes of Don’t Stop Please, and musings

Auditions and Tech Interviews in Conway–November 19th!


AST will hold auditions and tech staff interviews for our 2012 summer season on Saturday, November 19, in the Snow Fine Arts Center located on the University of Central Arkansascampus in Conway, AR. Auditions will begin at 9 am and conclude at 3 pm. We will be casting actors of a variety of ages and

Hiring Production Manager for 2012 Season

Taming of the Shrew | Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is seeking a Production Manager for our 2012 Season.  The Production Manager will oversee all aspects of physical production during the summer season, as well as help lay the groundwork for production prior to season’s start. 

Scallet named new producing artistic director

Rebekah Scallet | Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

After a six-month search, Rebekah Scallet, an Arkansas native, will become producing artistic director of Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, starting Aug. 15. Dr. Mary Ruth Marotte will continue as executive director. “I am thrilled to have Rebekah as an artistic partner. Her experience in directing, teaching, and arts management will help AST reach new heights,” Marotte

Executive Director Mary Ruth Marotte featured in Women’s Inc.

Women's Inc | April Edition | Executive Director Mary Ruth Marotte

Be sure to pick up the April edition of Women’s Inc! The feature article highlights Mary Ruth’s indirect path to the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, her family, the Family Festival and Shakespeare Scurry, and the upcoming season.

AST mobile site up and running

Photo Mar 18, 3 06 00 PM

The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre mobile site transforms our website into an iPhone application-style theme, complete with ajax loading articles and effects, when viewed from iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Palm Pre, Samsung touch and BlackBerry Storm/Torch mobile devices.

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