The Shakespeare Guild
Incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1987 and registered in the District of Columbia, the Shakespeare Guild has enjoyed a Santa Fe presence since 2007, when its founder and president, John F. Andrews, moved back with his wife, Jan Denton, to their native state.
The Guild continues to offer programs in Washington, but most of its activities are now focused on New York, where Mr. Andrews presides over “Speaking of Shakespeare” conversations in settings such as the National Arts Club and The Players on Gramercy Park South, and London, where the Guild presents its annual Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts as part of each October’s UK Theatre Awards luncheon in the venerable Guildhall.
During the last decade the Guild has collaborated with such local organizations as radio station KSFR, the Lensic Performing Arts Center, the New Mexico Actors Lab, the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Oasis Theatre Company, Performance Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Opera Guild, and Severall Friends. In 2013 it joined Shakespeare in Santa Fe and St. John’s College for a weekend of campus festivities that focused on “All For Your Delight,” a medley that was devised and directed by Nagle Jackson.
In 2017 and 2018, the Guild co-produced The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream with Shakespeare in Santa Fe (Rachel Kelly, Artistic Director) and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden (Clayton Bass, CEO). In June of 2019 the Guild will be back in the Garden amphitheater, this time as part of a co-production of Romeo and Juliet with Santa Fe Classic Theater (Patrick Briggs, Artistic Director). The Guild is very keen about Theatre Santa Fe, and Mr. Andrews has recently become a member of its board.
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