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The play’s the thing…

Silicon Valley Shakespeare started in 1999, with a single production each year.

SVS has grown into multiple productions per year, at multiple venues, including non-Shakespeare classics, and new works with classic influences developed by local artists.

Past Productions

1999

Twelfth Night,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Sara Betts.


2000

As You Like It,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Dinna Myers.


2001

The Two Gentlemen of Verona,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Sara Betts.

002

Much Ado About Nothing,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed By Dinna Myers.

2003

A Midsummer Night’s Dream,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Doll Piccotto.


2004

Hamlet,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Dinna Myers.


2005

Measure for Measure,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Jeff Bengford.


The Merry Wives of Windsor,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Dinna Myers.

2006

The Taming of the Shrew,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Angie Higgins & Sharon Salazar.


Romeo and Juliet,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Larry Barrott.

2007

Macbeth,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed By Karen Moore.


The Tempest,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Dinna Myers.


Shakespeare’s Most Wanted,

written and directed by Doll Piccotto.

2008

Twelfth Night,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Dinna Myers.


The Comedy of Errors,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Larry Barrott.


The “Dear Will” Letters,

by Doll Piccotto.

Directed by Larry Barrott.

2009

Richard III,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Ross Arden Harkness.


As You Like It,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Angie Higgins.


Shakespeare’s Most Wanted,

written and directed by Doll Piccotto.

2010

The Merchant of Venice,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Bryan Freeman.


Much Ado (About Nothing),

by William Shakespeare.

Adapted and directed by Larry Barrott.


Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,

by Tom Stoppard.

Directed by Dinna Myers.


2011

The Imaginary Invalid,

by Molière.

Translated and directed by Shawn Andrei.


Henry V,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Larry Barrott.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Dinna Myers.

2012

The Lion in Winter,

by James Goldman.

Directed by Dinna Myers.


Pericles, Prince of Tyre,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Doll Piccotto.


King Lear,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Angie Higgins.

2013

Twelfth Night,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by John Rutski.


Romeo and Juliet,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Jeanie Smith.


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),

by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield.

Directed by Vera Sloan.

2014

Tartuffe,

by Molière.

Directed by Larry Barrott.


The Taming of the Shrew,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Brian Luce


Othello,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Dawn Monique Williams.


Pride and Prejudice,

by Jane Austen.

Adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan.

Directed by Angie Higgins.


48-Hour Play Festival – Shakespearean Epilogues at San José State University.

2015

The Tempest,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Dinna Myers.


The Comedy of Errors,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Angie Higgins.


Antony and Cleopatra,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Larry Barrott.


Shakespeare in Hollywood,

by Ken Ludwig.

Directed by Doug Brook.


48-Hour Play Festival – Shakespeare Mashups at Foothill College.

2016

Wakespeare, or What He Willed,

written by Doll Piccotto.


Love’s Labour’s Lost,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Shannon deMelo.


Julius Caesar,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Richard Farrell.


The Three Musketeers,

by Ken Ludwig.

Directed by Doug Brook.


48-Hour Play Festival – CyberShakes at Foothill College.


2017

The Hood of Sherwood workshop,

written by Doug Brook.


The Merry Wives of Windsor,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Doll Piccotto.


Hamlet,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Angie Higgins.


Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club,

by Jeffrey Hatcher.

Directed by Shawn Andrei.

2018

48-Hour Play Festival – ShakesSports – at Foothill College.


Shakespeare’s Most Wanted,

by Doll Piccotto.

Directed by Doll Piccotto and Angie Higgins.


As You Like It,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Cynthia Lagodzinski.


The Hood of Sherwood,

by Doug Brook.

Directed by Caroline Clark.


Much Ado About Nothing,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Angie Higgins.

2019

48-Hour Play Festival – Shakespeare Magic – at Foothill College.


ShakesBEERience: Henry IV 

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by John McCluggage.

Co-produced with Buck Hill Productions.


Greatest Hits from the 48 Hour Play Festival,

by various writers.

Directed by Melissa Jones and Tonya Duncan.


ShakesBEERience: The Merry Wives of Windsor, 

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by John McCluggage.

Co-produced with Buck Hill Productions.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Cindy Weisberg.


Macbeth,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by Melinda Marks.


The White Snake,

by Mary Zimmerman.

Directed by Angie Higgins.

2020

ShakesBEERience: Titus Andronicus,

by William Shakespeare.

Directed by John McCluggage.

Co-produced with Buck Hill Productions

2021

48-Hour Play Festival – Shakespeare Magic– Virtual Production