100 years in America
2013 marks 100 years since the first troupe of Shakespearean actors travelled from Stratford-upon-Avon to the United States.
Take a look as Artistic Director Gregory Doran tells the story of the first tour: a tale involving new dance crazes, walk outs, madness and tragedy.
Our new interactive map also charts our touring history throughout the US over the past 100 years.
Richard II Broadcast
Richard II, with David Tennant in the title role, will be broadcast in cinemas across the US between 3 December 2013 and 2 January 2014.
Gregory Doran, Director of Richard II, said; “We are thrilled to share the RSC's contemporary interpretations of our house playwright around the world, direct from Shakespeare's home town.”
Create your own screening of Richard II in your local cinema
Unable to find a cinema nearby? Following many requests from theatre goers in the US for screenings of Richard II in their town or city, we have teamed up with the on demand site Tugg to give you the power to programme your own screening.
It’s simple, register with Tugg and then find the nearest cinema on the site to create your screening. Then all you need to do is spread the word and get enough people to reserve seats and your event will happen.
Create your Screening
Antony and Cleopatra: Stratford-upon-Avon, Miami, New York
Rehearsals are underway for our transatlantic production of Antony and Cleopatra, which begins its run in Stratford-upon-Avon before moving on to the Colony Theatre, Miami Beach (9 January - 9 February 2014) and The Public Theater's Anspacher Theater, New York (18 February - 23 March 2014).
Adapted by Tarell Alvin McCraney, this radical new version sets Shakespeare’s classic play in 18th century St Domingue in the lead up to the Haitian Revolution. Take a look at Tarell's interview, and Deputy Stage Manager Evangeline Whitlock's blog.
Gift from RSC America Board Member
In October we released our Annual Review 2012/13 and announced a major gift from RSC America Board member, Mark Pigott KBE. The gift will support a forthcoming production and the RSC Endowment, the latter matched by a grant from Arts Council England’s Catalyst Fund.
Mark is an ardent supporter of the RSC and his company, PACCAR, generously funded the first dedicated exhibition space in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
AGM Press Release
Support the RSC
Make a tax-deductible donation to become a member of RSC America from $100, and receive a wide range of benefits, offered with membership both in the UK and the US.
RSC America is a not-for-profit, charitable organisation under section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code.