• A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    We are very excited to announce that we will be performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream at our Festival April 17-19, 2015 at the Capital City Amphitheater in Cascades Park. Follow the link to find out more about our upcoming performances.

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  • Cascades Park

    We are delighted to move into our permanent home at the Capital City Amphitheater in Cascades Park. With a capacity of 3,000, the amphitheater and surrounding park are the perfect venue to bring the world of Shakespeare to life.

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  • Our Activity

    Check back often to find out more about what we are up to, or subscribe to our blog feed from the menu up top. For even more ways to keep in touch, check out our social media profiles linked in the menu up top.

    • SSF and WFSU team up to shoot segments

      The Southern Shakespeare Festival (SSF) just finished shooting three video projects with WFSU’s Eco-Blog editor, Rob Diaz de Villegas. The…

    • Partnership with WFSU

      We are ecstatic to announce an amazing development for the Southern Shakespeare Festival! The PBS station here in Tallahassee, WFSU, appl…

    • Our KICKSTARTER Campaign!

      We have launched a Kickstarter Campaign to help with the production costs for A Midsummer Night's Dream! This crowd-funding site allows ever…

  • Our Services

    At Southern Shakespeare Festival, we are thoroughly invested in arts promotion through the works of Shakespeare. We manage this in a myriad of ways, but generally follow three categories of outreach.
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      Education

      We teach students about the works of Shakespeare in a way that enhances their knowledge, engages them, and explains the relevance of his work to the world of today.

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      Festivals

      We offer an annual festival with free performances and attractions for the general public. All future festivals are currently slated to be held at Cascades Park.

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      Workshops

      We provide workshops using the arts and works of Shakespeare on topics ranging from public speaking, management and leadership to mock trials.

  • Our History

    Southern Shakespeare Festival has a rich history dating back to 1995. Our previous works include A Midsummer Night's Dream, Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, Merry Wives of Windsor, and The Tempest. For more information, or to learn about a particular performance, check out our history page.
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    • Several founding members of the Southern Shakespeare Festival hard at work putting together materials for a show.
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  • Our Directors

    Behind our organization is a phenomenally talented and dedicated team of directors. The executive, artistic, and education and outreach directors report directly to the Board of Directors and oversee all of our developmental efforts in their respective areas.
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      Laura Johnson

      Executive Director
    • Kevin

      Kevin Carr

      Education and Outreach Director
    • Lanny

      Lanny Thomas

      Artistic Director
    • Catherine

      Catherine Leonard

      Deputy Director
  • Our Mission

    Southern Shakespeare Festival, by producing contemporary, classical, and new works, is dedicated to educating, inspiring, and cultivating an appreciation of the arts through our interactive festival, education programs, and mentoring of theatre artists, while introducing the general public to the works of Shakespeare, making it accessible to all audiences.
  • Our Partners

    At Southern Shakespeare Festival, we feel strongly about creating great relationships within our community, which is why we are so proud to count the following businesses and organizations as partners.

    • Tallahassee Community College
    • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
    • The Florida State University
    • City of Tallahassee
  • Our Home

    Cascades Park is where we call home. All future festival performances will be held in the gorgeous newly-constructed Capital City Amphitheatre at the center of the park. — [Read More]

    1001 South Gadsden St, Tallahassee, FL 32301