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Shakespeare in Performance: Company

Shakespeare Behind Bars

Company NameShakespeare Behind Bars
Company TypeTheater Company
LocationLouisville, Kentucky, USA
WebsiteOfficial Website

About the Company

Shakespeare Behind Bars is the oldest program of its kind in North America. SBB programming serves incarcerated adults and youth using exclusively the works of William Shakespeare. SBB is the subject of Philomath Films award-winning documentary Shakespeare Behind Bars, which received its world premiere at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. The mission of SBB is to offer theatrical encounters with personal and social issues to the incarcerated, allowing them to develop life skills that will ensure their successful reintegration into society.

Shakespeare Behind Bars


(Productions are in reverse chronological order)

  1. Richard III (2013, Shakespeare Behind Bars, USA) .... theater company

: Film production
: Performance