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The Prague Shakespeare Company (PSC) presents professional theatre productions, workshops, classes, lectures and other theatrical events of the highest quality, conducted primarily in English by a multinational ensemble of professional theatre artists, with an emphasis on the plays of William Shakespeare, bringing to the Czech Republic, European and world audiences English-language based performances that are fresh, bold, imaginative, thought-provoking, and eminently accessible, connecting the truths of the past with the challenges and possibilities of today.


See our Past Productions here.

The primary purpose of the Prague Shakespeare Company is to continue this rich tradition of entertaining, enlightening, educating and inspiring audiences, artists and students – not only in the Czech Republic and Europe, but worldwide. However, PSC does not limit itself only to the works of Shakespeare.

Until the launch of PSC, the local and expat theatre community and patrons lacked comprehensive access to professional English-language classical theatre. PSC is the only professional English-language classical theatre company in the Czech Republic.

Prague may seem an unusual choice for English-language theatre with an emphasis on Shakespeare. However, there is a rich tradition of just this in the Czech lands – Robert Browne’s acting troupe came to Prague in 1596, returning in 1603 and were invited back in 1619 to celebrate the wedding of Princess Elizabeth to the Elector of Palatine. Prague has always been a strong theatre town, and Shakespeare is regularly performed here in translation. In the modern day, with the Czech Republic firmly part of Europe once again, English has become the de facto international language, and seasoned theatre goers, students and theatrical professionals wish to deepen their appreciation and understanding of the plays by experiencing them in the original English.

PSC is pleased to be a part of shaping Prague’s global, culturally dynamic landscape – bringing high-calibre, cross-culturally relevant, classical yet cutting edge theatre to this thousand-year old city situated in the heart of the European continent, which allows PSC to easily access artists, other professionals and audiences from all over Europe and beyond.

Artistic Company

Artistic Director Guy Roberts encourages an ensemble atmosphere where company members are seen as valued members and can explore and develop their own skills. Collaboration is at the heart of PSC – company members work together to perfect their craft, the company works with other artists and companies from the local to the international level, and…

Associate Artists

At the core of PSC is the Associate Artists. They are the dedicated nucleus of the artistic teams, representing PSC in public functions and serving as a model to other company members. They work closely with the Artistic Director, contributing to the shape of each season and the direction of the company. PSC Associate Artists include Jessica Boone, Gregory Gudgeon, Laura Baranik, Jared Doreck, Fanette Ronjat, Jonathan Perrien, Lenka Fisherova, David Fisher, David Fellowes, John Poston, Bree Welch, Philip Hays, Bob Boudreaux, Jay DeYonker, William Roberts, Charles Frederick Secrease, Amy Huck, Karel Hermanek and Peter Hosking among others.

Artistic Director, Guy Roberts

Guy Roberts | Artistic Director | Prague Shakespeare Company

Guy Roberts is the Founder, CEO and Artistic Director of the Prague Shakespeare Company (PSC). He is a 2015 recipient of the Tomas Garrigue Masaryk Medal of Honor from the Masaryk Democratic Movement in recognition for his work promoting arts and artistic freedom. In 2014 Guy was awarded the inaugural Sidney Berger Award by the Shakespeare Theatre Association in recognition of his outstanding talent and dedication to the works of William Shakespeare. His European theatrical credits with PSC include productions of: As You Like It (at the Estates Theater – also performed in Český Krumlov with the Krumlov Shakespeare Festival), Globe Theatre on Tour: Hamlet at Prague Castle, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Richard III, Macbeth, Cymbeline, Henry V, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Women of Will: the Complete Journey, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), His own adaptations, including One Man Hamlet and a five-actor version of Romeo and Juliet (co-produced with Bear Educational Theatre, and toured in schools throughout France, Austria, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic), His original play Shakespeare’s Country Matters, Venus and Adonis, The Murder of Gonzago, AmeriKAfka, The Duchess of Malfi, The Long Christmas Dinner and Venus in Fur

As an actor for PSC he has appeared in Venus in Fur and in Shakespeare plays as Richard III, Macbeth, Hamlet, Henry V, Benedick, Iachimo, Mercutio, Sir Toby Belch, Edmund and Jaques. Shakespearean roles for the Huntington Theatre Company, Berkeley Rep, George Street Playhouse, Austin Playhouse, State Theater Company, Mermaid Theatre, Austin Shakespeare and Divadlo Miloco, include Macbeth, Iago, Richard III, Mercutio, Hamlet, Henry V, Puck, Caliban, Demetrius and Romeo.

Guy was named Honorary Houstonian at the 2013 Houston Press Theatre Awards for his PSC touring productions in collaboration with Main Street Theater Company (MST) in Houston, Texas. For PSC/MST he was director and appeared as the leads in Macbeth, Richard III, and Henry V. He received the Houston Press Theatre Award and Broadway World Houston Theatre Award for Best Director for Henry V. For MST he also appeared as Michael Bakunin in their production of The Coast of Utopia trilogy.

Guy founded and served as the Artistic Director of the Mermaid Theatre Company, a US-based classical theatre company from 1996-2012. From 2001-2007, he was Artistic Director of the Austin Shakespeare Festival (ASF). As the Artistic Director of the Mermaid Theatre Company and the Austin Shakespeare Festival, Guy led those organizations to 92 B. Iden Payne and Austin Critic’s Table Award nominations for Theatre Excellence and has personally received 42 B. Iden Payne and Austin Critic’s Table Award nominations for Theatre Excellence as producer, director and actor – winning multiple awards for Best Drama, Best Comedy, Best Director and Best Actor.

As producer, director and actor, his other New York and American Regional productions include: The American premiere of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of David Johnston’s translation of Lope de Vega’s The Dog in the Manger, Henry V, Othello, As You Like It, King Lear, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Titus Andronicus, Richard III, The Tempest, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew, The Rivals, The Glass Menagerie, La Ronde, Warren’s Profession, Wit, Undiscovered Country, The Lady from the Sea, The Importance of Being Earnest, Spring’s Awakening, The Rover, Of Mice and Men, A Streetcar Named Desire, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

Guy’s other appearances in Houston include Hamlet in his one man adaptation of the play produced in collaboration with Classical Theatre Company as well as Pericles in Pericles, Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night and Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing for Houston Shakespeare Festival.

He has worked and studied with such theatre notables as Maria Aitken, Michael Langham, Tina Packer, Richard Cottrell, Irene Worth, Barry Edelstein, Mark Brokaw, Jane Nichols, Paul Robeling, Megan Cole, Jacques Cartier, Sharon Ott, Michael Bloom, Charles Towers, Peter Altman, Edward Gilbert, Scott Kanoff, Susan Kerner, Eric Shaeffer, Ron Holgate, Seanna McKenna, Fiona Reid, Michelle Farr, Juni Dahr and Franchelle Stewart Dorn. As a fight choreographer/director, his work has been seen throughout America in various stage plays, operas and ballets, as well as with the first national company of the Broadway show Big! The Musical, which he also toured nationally with as a stage manager.

In addition to teaching at numerous theatre schools in New York, Boston and Texas, Guy also travels extensively conducting Shakespeare and Leadership workshops for Sigma Breakthrough Technologies, Inc., training corporate executives and managers in the art of leadership using essential Shakespearean lessons as a model for dealing with modern-day corporate challenges. He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, the Society of American Fight Directors and the Shakespeare Theatre Association.

Guy resides in Prague, Czech Republic and is the proud father of Isabella.

PSC Staff

  • Guy Roberts, Founding Artistic Director & co-CEO
  • Jessica Boone, Company Manager & co-CEO
  • William Syn, Executive Producer
  • Eric Sammons, Business Manager
  • John Poston, Associate Producer – PSC400
  • Kristine Ayers, Development and Education Coordinator
  • Markéta Schatzová, Assistant to the Artistic Director
  • Elizabeth Wunderlich, Development Associate
  • Magdalena Grecová, Box Office Manager

The Prague Shakespeare Company was founded in early 2008 in Prague, Czech Republic by Guy Roberts, filling a void of professional English-language classical theatre in Central Europe.

Key partnerships in the Czech Republic have included performances and collaborations with Divadlo Miloco, Divadlo Komedie, Prague Playhouse, Bear Educational Theatre, the Globe Bookstore and Cafe and the Prague Film School.

Individual support from Steve Zinkgraf, Jeff Smith, Kendrick Ong, David Fellowes, Vanessa Gendron, Dan Brown, Jeff Fritz, Mel Rada and David Fisher among numerous other Artistic Company Members has also been instrumental to the success of PSC.

Partnering with Vyšehrad, a UNESCO listed castle in the city of Prague, PSC presents outdoor English-language performances of Shakespeare on the summer stage of the National Historical Monument of Vyšehrad.

      • 2007 – While Artistic Director of the Austin Shakespeare Festival, Guy receives a City of Austin (Texas) grant to collaborate with Divadlo Miloco, a Czech theatre company, to produce and direct an English-language production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The enthusiastic welcome reception from audiences and theatre artists in the Czech Republic, as well as the experience of working with a multinational ensemble of theatre artists, comprised of native and non-native English speakers, galvanizes Roberts.
      • 2008 – Guy resigns from the Austin Shakespeare Festival and creates a new English-language based classical theatre company in the Czech Republic – Prague Shakespeare Festival. PSF re-mounts Macbeth at Divadlo Komedie and tours the production to Vienna. Later that year, Roberts begins developing his One Man Hamlet.
      • 2009 – PSF produces a large cast Hamlet at Vyšehrad in Prague. PSF takes the first steps towards sharing its unique style of creating Shakespeare plays with a wider audience through a collaboration of One Man Hamlet with the Classical Theatre Company in Houston, Texas.
      • 2010 – PSF produces a large scale Romeo and Juliet at Vyšehrad in addition to a special 5 actor-touring version with Bear Educational Theatre that begins touring throughout the Czech Republic, France, Austria, Poland and Slovakia.
      • 2011 – PSF and CTC collaborate on a much larger scale, presenting rotating repertory productions of King Lear and As You Like It, both directed by Roberts, featuring a multinational ensemble of theatre artists from Europe and America and being performed in both Houston at Main Street Theater Company’s Chelsea Market Theatre and at the Letna Scena of Vysehrad in Prague, Czech Republic. The success of these productions leads to an ongoing multi-year co-producing relationship with Main Street Theater Company in Houston, TX.
      • 2012 – Following the success of the 2011 season, PSF produces Richard III with Main Street Theater Company in Houston, TX and Prague, as well as new productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Vyšehrad, and a co-production with Shakespeare Orange County of Venus and Adonis at the Prague Fringe Festival. PSF creates the Krumlov Shakespeare Festival and As You Like It plays Cesky Krumlov. The fall of 2012 sees the first partnership between PSF and the Czech National Theatre (Národní divadlo).  Presenting two months of English-language Shakespeare in association with Národní divadlo at Divadlo Kolowrat, and featuring Czech subtitles courtesy of the world-renowned Czech Shakespeare expert Martin Hilský, PSF solidifies its place as the premiere English-language Shakespeare company in Continental Europe, with sold-out and critically acclaimed performances of Tina Packer’s Women of Will, Hamlet (directed by Packer) and the revival of PSC’s popular fan favourite As You Like It. PSF changes its name to Prague Shakespeare Company (PSC).
      • 2013 – Through the generosity of Dominika Kolowrat-Krakovská and the PSC Executive Producers, PSC moves into permanent residence at the Kolowratský palác, and continues their association with Národní divadlo. The 2013 season includes a new production of Henry V co-produced with Main Street Theater Company that receives great critical acclaim in both Houston and Prague, winning Houston Press Theatre Awards for Best Director (Guy Roberts) and Honorary Houstonian (also for Roberts). At Divadlo Kolowrat, PSC also mounts new productions of Macbeth, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Cymbeline, The Duchess of Malfi, and The Long Christmas Dinner.
      • 2014– PSC returns to Houston and plays Macbeth at Main Street Theater Company. The Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA) honors Roberts with the inaugural Sidney Berger Award in recognition of his outstanding talent and dedication to the works of William Shakespeare. In Prague, PSC continues to expand its offerings, with the Czech premiere of David Ives’ Venus in Fur starring Jessica Boone (later playing on tour in Budapest with the Budapest English Theatre), Julius Caesar directed by Tina Packer and co-produced with Orlando Shakespeare Theater in partnership with UCF and Shakespeare & Co., The Murder of Gonzago, the musical Into the Woods, and Martin Hilský’s evening of Shakespeare’s sonnets set to music by Daniel Dobias: Fools For Love in addition to ongoing repertory productions. PSC creates an Artistic Lab Series to develop new work and give opportunites to emerging company artists – the first Lab Series project is AmeriKAfka adapted and directed by Gregory Gudgeon followed by Mary Stuart Winter 2015. Highlights of the year include producing Shakespeare Globe on Tour’s production of Hamlet at Prague Castle and a revival of Roberts’ As You Like It playing at the historic Estates Theatre in partnership with Národní divadlo.
      • 2015 – PSC premieres their first Czech language production: Venus in Fur starring Jana Pidrmanova and Vaclav Vasak. Ongoing repertory productions include Macbeth, Venus in Fur (English version), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Fools For Love. New Artistic Lab Series productions include Shiner and The Order of the Blue Chrysanthemum. Other new productions include Dracula adapted and directed by Jim Helsinger, a revival of Roberts’ 5-actor touring version of Romeo and Juliet, an educational touring version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Santaland Diaries and two new Shakespeare productions both starring Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic Jan Thompson, OBE – Twelfth Night, directed by MST Founding Artistic Director Rebecca Greene Udden and Much Ado About Nothing directed by Roberts. Venus in Fur (Czech version) plays Bratislava on tour. Roberts is a recipient of the Tomas Garrigue Masaryk Medal of Honor from the Masaryk Democratic Movement in recognition for his work promoting arts and artistic freedom. PSC co-produces Patrick Doyle’s Music of Shakespeare with Film Music Prague and the Summer Shakespeare Festival at the Lichtenstein Palace Courtyard starring Jessica Boone, Guy Roberts, Karel Hermanek Sr. and Jr. with James Shearman conducting and Patrick Doyle as emcee.
      • 2016 – PSC begins the year with a return to Houston, TX and a month-long tour to Main Street Theater Company of Twelfth Night and Venus in Fur (English version). In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016, PSC will mount an ambitious and groundbreaking artistic program – PSC400 – a year-long artistic celebration that presents the entire canon of Shakespeare’s work.

“Time is majestically suspended. This is magnificent theatre.”
D. L. Groover, Houston Press

 

Articles

Shakespeare Standard Interview with Guy Roberts

Organic Shakespeare – Prague Post

 

Reviews

Henry V

A gripping and thrilling take on Henry V – Nicholas Hansen, Prague.TV, October 6, 2013

Saint Crispin’s Day Revisited – Dennis Abrams, Houstonia, March 28, 2013

In Guy Roberts’ eyes, ‘Henry V’ is lesson in leadership and change – Everett Evans, Houston Chronicle, March 27, 2013

Main Street Theater’s ‘Henry V’ fights the good fight – Everett Evans, Houston Chronicle, March 27, 2013

Impressive HENRY V is Energetic, Brilliant, and Alluring – David Clarke, Broadway World, March 25, 2013

Prague Shakespeare Company/Main Street Theater’s HENRY V is Magnificent Feast – Buzz Bellmont, Houston Chronicle Blog, March 22, 2013

War Is Hell But Main Street’s Production of Henry V Is Great – D.L. Groover, Houston Press, March 22, 2013

Guy Roberts: Into the Breech – Margaret Downing, Houston Press, March 20, 2013

 

Macbeth

Players strut and fret in a tale told in near-darkness – André Crous, Prague Post, November 17, 2013

 

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

The show is equal parts highbrow, toilet humor, sharp wit, slapstick, drag show, and farce – Nicholas Hansen, Prague.TV, October 12, 2013

 

Richard III

Main Street Theater’s Richard III is punk-goth magnificence…Time is majestically suspended. This is magnificent theatre –  D. L. Groover, Houston Press, May 2, 2012

Exciting villainy drives Main Street’s Richard III. First-rate…an ingenious and theatrically exciting rendition of this classic –  Everett Evans, Houston Chronicle, April 27, 2012

Joint Production of Richard III is Brilliant, Ingenious Masterpiece – Buzz Bellmont, Houston Chronicle Online Critic, April 30, 2012

A wondrous and terrifying performance – Robert Donahoo, youhoustonnews.com, May 7, 2012

 

As You Like It

As You Like It charms with wit and whimsy – Everett Evans, Houston Chronicle, April 14, 2011

Is that Shakespeare Anxiety kicking in yet? Relax. Breathe. As You Like It will make everything all better – Loop Scoop, Houston, April 18, 2011

Prague Shakespeare Company/Classical Theatre Company Produce an AS YOU LIKE IT That You Will Love! – Buzz Bellmont, Houston Chronicle Online Critic

 

King Lear

A Masterful King Lear from The Prague Shakespeare Company – David Theis, Houston Press, April 25, 2011

 

One Man Hamlet

Roberts shows he’s up to the undertaking immediately twisting and turning around the small stage hitting the different marks all the while never breaking the flow of the lines – The Loop Scoop, loopscoop.com, October 15, 2009

I have finally fallen in love with Shakespeare…What a piece of work is this man, Guy Roberts… – Buzz Bellmont, Houston Chronicle Online, Critic’s Critic

In multi-character moments, Roberts keeps it fairly clear who’s who with simple changes of body language and more dramatic ones in voice characterization – Everett Evans, Houston Chronicle, October 9, 2009

Roberts manages to jump from one character to another with just a toss of his head or a change in his voice, making it easy for the audience to keep up – Olivia Flores Alvarez, Houston Press, October 16, 2009

Audition Notice/Casting: Man of La Mancha

Prague Shakespeare Company
Man of La Mancha Auditions

The Prague Shakespeare Company (www.pragueshakespeare.org), Guy Roberts Artistic Director with Bob Boudreaux Executive Producer will be holding open call auditions for the 2017 PSC Season production of the Czech Republic English-language premiere of Man of La Mancha, written by Dale Wasserman and Mitch Leigh, from 2pm-6:30pm (14:00-18:30) on Tuesday 22 November, 2016 at Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palac, Ovocný trh 579/6, Prague 1

Man of La Mancha will play in Prague, Czech Republic at PSC’s 100-seat flexible studio space: Divadlo Kolowrat in the Kolowratský palac, Ovocný trh 6, Prague 1. The production will be performed in English. Performance Dates: 17 May–17 June, 2017. Rehearsals begin the week of 17 April, 2017.

The Production is directed by Guy Roberts and Lane Davies who is also starring as Don Quixote. The role of Sancho Panza has also been cast, although actors are welcome to audition to understudy those roles.

Seeking male and female actors/singers above 18 of all vocal ranges for wide variety of roles. English language proficiency, musical theatre/singing experience and training are essential. Minorities and unique types especially encouraged to audition. Note: Non-Prague based artists will be considered but such artists must supply their own travel and housing. For artists not able to attend the auditions in Prague, video auditions may be submitted to casting@pragueshakespeare.org by 22 November, 2016.

Artists will sing at least 16 bars of music from Man of La Mancha or vocally similar Broadway musical. All auditions must be sung in English and may be a cappella. An accompanist will be provided as will a sound system if actors wish to bring in pre-recorded music. All sheet music for the audition must be provided by the actor.

Casting preference will be given to artists with no conflicts during the entire rehearsal and performance period. Performers will be expected to attend every rehearsal and performance.

Performers will be paid between 15.000Kcz – 60.000Kcz under a nine (9) week contract from from 17 April–17 June, 2017. All fees and salaries negotiated individually based on the role(s) offered, length of service with PSC and professional experience.

In addition to Actors we are also seeking stage managers and production assistants. Interested applicants are encouraged to come to the Open Call for an interview.

All actors, directors, designers, musicians and stage managers who work with PSC are members of the PSC seasonal artistic company. The seasonal artistic company, under the guidance of the Artistic Director, work constantly together to explore a cohesive classical style. PSC provides an ensemble atmosphere for extended theatrical exploration wherein company members work as a group to develop skills and to perfect their craft through the continuity of several productions and ongoing training workshops. The quality of commitment demanded of the company members fosters a cohesiveness and intensity of approach to PSC’s classical repertoire.

Please refer any questions to casting@pragueshakespeare.org

The Prague Shakespeare Company, Guy Roberts Artistic Director, accepts video submissions from actors year round. Video auditions may be submitted to casting@pragueshakespeare.org.

Agents, Managers and Artists interested in consideration should submit a picture and CV electronically to casting@pragueshakespeare.org. A PSC representative will return contact should the artist be invited to audition. Auditions may be recorded for the review of unavailable directors.

Stage Managers for 2016 Season

Ideal candidates should have experience in stage management or extensive experience with backstage and/or production assistant work. Specific duties will vary by experience and production needs but may include the following:

      • Running rehearsals (scheduling breaks, keeping order, supporting the director and cast, etc.)
      • Taking blocking notes
      • Taking production notes
      • Coordinating production elements
      • Loading in and Striking production
      • Deck management (organizing props, backstage traffic, giving actor calls, crisis management, etc.)
      • Light board operation
      • Sound board operation
      • Other duties as required by Director, Artistic Director, and Production Stage Manager

Pay dependent on individual’s experience and assigned projects.

If interested please send CV and cover letter to Eric Sammons, Business Manager at eric@pragueshakespeare.org

Actors, Directors, Stage Managers, Designers, Technicians & Stage Crew

Prague Shakespeare Company always accepts applications for Actors, Directors, Designers, Stage Managers, Technicians and Stage Crew for future consideration.

      • Prague Shakespeare Company holds open call auditions on an annual basis and show-by-show auditions, by invitation only.
      • Audition announcements are listed here on our website, through social media sites like the PSC and English Theatre in Prague Facebook page and sent to local and international casting and talent agencies such as Spotlight.
      • Prague Shakespeare Company accepts submissions of headshots and resumes at any time. Headshots and résumés can be emailed to us at: casting@pragueshakespeare.org
      • Hard copies of photos and resumes may be sent via post to our offices in Prague.

Interns

Prague Shakespeare Company offers unpaid internships in its Administration, Education, Fundraising and Marketing Departments. If you are interested in applying, please email intern@pragueshakespeare.org

Volunteers

Prague Shakespeare Company has a vibrant volunteer program – if you are interested in applying, please email volunteer@pragueshakespeare.org

 

PAST PRODUCTIONS

Since the formation of PSC, we’ve been honored to work with talented artists, welcoming venues and generous supporters.

Past productions include Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, King Lear, As You Like It,Women of Will, our Romeo and Juliet educational tour, and workshops with Guy Roberts, Sidney Berger and Andrew Wade.

Click on the tabs below for detailed information about previous seasons:

PSC400:

We are the first theatre company in the WORLD to share the newly accepted Shakespeare canon in one year – 41 plays, 154 Sonnets & Poetical works – through a wide variety of artistic forms including Theatre, Puppets, Dance, Film, Photography, Music, Visual Arts and other Special Events & Creations. We DID IT because our artists and audiences gave their blood, sweat, tears and support to this massive undertaking. See the full list of what we accomplished here.

Productions:

Patrick Doyle’s Music of Shakespeare – World Premiere

Produced with Film Music Prague and the Summer Shakespeare Festival
Lichetnstein Palace Courtyeard (HAMU)
August 21

Venus in Fur

By David Ives
Directed by Guy Roberts
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
February 13 & 14; March 17, 30; April 11, 17; May 5; October 13; November 13 & December 15

Venuše v kožichu // Venus in Fur (Czech) – Czech Republic Premiere

napsal: David Ives // by David Ives
Český překlad: Jitka Sloupová // Czech translation by Jitka Sloupová
Directed by Guy Roberts and Jessica Boone
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
February 19, 20, 23; March 12, 16, 31; April 10, 14, 15; May 3, 14, 21; June 15, 17, 23; September 28, 29; October 12, 28 & November 15, 16, 17

Much Ado About Nothing

Directed by Guy Roberts
Featuring Czech surtitles and translation by Martin Hilský
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
November 20, 21, 27, 28; December 4, 5

Twelfth Night

Directed by Rebecca Greene Udden
Featuring Czech surtitles and translation by Martin Hilský
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
March 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28; April 24, 25 & May 15, 16

Macbeth

Directed by Guy Roberts
Featuring Czech surtitles and translation by Martin Hilský
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
October 10; November 30; December 1

Fools For Love

Created and Presented by Martin Hilský and Daniel Dobias
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
January 21 & February 26

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

By Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
Directed by Guy Roberts
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
October 16, 17 & December 14

Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker – European Premiere

Adapted from Bram Stoker and Directed by Jim Helsinger
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
October 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 and November 25, 26

The Santaland Diaries – Czech Republic Premiere

By David Sedaris
Adapted for the Stage by Joe Mantello
Directed by Jay DeYonker
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
December 11, 12, 13, 18, 19

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Short Shakespeare

Directed by Bree Welch
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác (and on tour)
April 29

Romeo and Juliet: Short Shakespeare Educational Version

Directed by Guy Roberts
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác (and on tour)
December 2

Shiner – Czech Republic Premiere

Directed by Paul Dean
PSC Artistic Lab Series Event
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
June 8, 9

The Order of the Blue Chrysanthemum – World Premiere

A New Mystery from the World of Karel Čapek’s Pocket Tales
Adapted and Directed by John Poston
PSC Artistic Lab Series Event
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
November 7, 8, 9

Special Events:

Bear Theatre’s The Proposal and The Bear

PSC presents Bear Theatre Company’s The Bear & The Proposal
By Anton Chekhov
Adapted and Directed by David Fisher
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
March 22, 23; April 12, 13; May 18; September 14, October 5 & November 2

PSC presents Bear Theatre Company’s A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Adapted and Directed by David Fisher
Original Score by Ed Kliman
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
December 21 and 22

Productions:

Venus in Fur – Czech Republic Premiere

By David Ives
Directed by Guy Roberts
Produced in association with Národní divadlo
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
June 7, 8, 9, 13, 18
Also on tour to Hungary with Budapest English Theatre

Globe Theatre on Tour: Hamlet

Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst
Produced in association with Summer Shakespeare Festival
Letních shakespearovských slavností
Prague Castle
June 25, 26

As You Like It

Directed by Guy Roberts
Produced in association with Národní divadlo
The Estates Theatre – Stavovské divadlo
June 29, 30 June

Julius Caesar

Directed by Tina Packer
Co-produced with Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF and Shakespeare & Co.
in association with Národní divadlo
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
May 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Also on tour to Orlando and Lennox, MA

AmeriKAfka – World Premiere

Based on Franz Kafka’s unfinished novel
Adapted and Directed by Gregory Gudgeon
Produced in association with Národní divadlo
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
April 16 & May 18, 19, 20, 21

The Murder of Gonzago – World Premiere

By Jeffrey Hays
Directed by Philip Hays
Part of Fringe Festival Praha 2014
Divadlo Na Pradle
May 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

By Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
Directed by Guy Roberts
Produced in association with Národní divadlo
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
October 9, 10, 11; November 1, 2 & December 21

Macbeth

Directed by Guy Roberts
Featuring Czech surtitles and translation by Martin Hilský
Produced in association with Národní divadlo
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
October 29, 30; November 19 & December 5
Also on tour to Houston, TX USA with Main Street Theater Company

Fools For Love

Created and Presented by Martin Hilský and Daniel Dobias
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
September 30 & October 14, 21

Into the Woods

Produced in association with Národní divadlo
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
November 8, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 30 & December 1, 4, 26, 27, 28

Mary Stuart Winter 2015 – World Premiere

Directed by Lindsay Taylor
PSC Artistic Lab Series Event
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
December 16, 17, 18, 19

Special Events:

Bard to Go: Puzzle the Will

Directed by Kiara Pipino
Produced in association with Národní divadlo
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
March 4, 5  6

Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Party

Produced in association with Národní divadlo
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
April 22, 23

Prague Improvisation Orchestra

Produced in association with Národní divadlo
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
April 26

Entertainment Tonight

Directed by Alicia and Don Guy
Produced in association with Národní divadlo
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
June 2

Music for Shakespeare

Composer and Musician Ed Kliman
Produced in association with Národní divadlo
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
June 19, 20

NIE Theatre: The End of Everything Ever

Directed by Alex Byrne
Produced in association with Národní divadlo
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
June 26, 27

PSC presents Bear Theatre Company’s A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Adapted and Directed by David Fisher
Original Score by Ed Kliman
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
December 11, 12, 23, 25

Performances:

Henry V

Directed by Guy Roberts
Co-produced with Main Street Theater Company
and in association with Národní Divadlo
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
October 4, 6, 9, 11, 14, 19
Also on tour to Houston, TX USA with Main Street Theater Company

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

By Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
Directed by Guy Roberts
Produced in association with Národní divadlo
October 12, 13, 20, 23 & December 5, 8, 12

Cymbeline

Directed by Carolyn Boone
Produced in association with Národní Divadlo
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
October 29, 30, 31 & November 13, 14, 18, 19

Macbeth

Directed by Guy Roberts
Produced in association with Národní Divadlo
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
November 7, 8, 11, 12, 16, 21, 22

The Duchess of Malfi

Adapted and Directed by Philip Hays
Produced in association with Národní Divadlo
Originally Produced as part of Fringe Festival Praha 2013
Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
November 30 & December 2

Special Events:

The Tragedy of Madbeth

Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
December 1 & 3

The Clown Plays Here and Now – Clown Workshop with Rupesh Tillu

PSC Rehearsal Hall, Kolowratský palác
December 2 & 4

The Long Christmas Dinner (PSC Benefit)

Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
December 14

Crossing Borders/Crossing Lines Concert

Divadlo Kolowrat, Kolowratský palác
December 20

Krumlov Shakespeare Festival:

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

By Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
Directed by Guy Roberts
PSC continues entertaining, enlightening, educating and inspiring audiences with the beginning of a new annual tradition in Český Krumlov – The Krumlov Shakespeare Festival
October 17

Productions:

Richard III

Directed by Guy Roberts
Co-produced with Main Street Theater, Houston

Venus and Adonis

Directed by Thomas F. Bradac
Produced in association with Shakespeare Orange County

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Directed by Elena Araoz
Letní Scena, Vyšehrad

Women of Will, the Complete Journey

Directed by Eric Tucker
Co-produced with Women of Will, LLC in association with Národní divadlo

Hamlet

Directed by Tina Packer
In association with Národní divadlo

As You Like It

Directed by Guy Roberts
In association with Národní divadlo

Krumlov Shakespeare Festival:

As You Like It

Founded by Guy Roberts, Jeff Smith and Steve Zinkgraf
PSF continues entertaining, enlightening, educating and inspiring audiences with the beginning of a new annual tradition in Český Krumlov – The Krumlov Shakespeare Festival

Education:

Romeo and Juliet Tour with Bear Educational Theatre

Created by Guy Roberts in partnership with Bear Educational Theatre
This 70 minute, 5 actor touring version of Romeo and Juliet motivates students by giving them positive experiences with the English language

Productions:

As You Like It in Český Krumlov

Produced by the Krumlov Shakespeare Festival in association with PSF
Rose Courtyard Theatre, Hotel Růže, Český Krumlov, Czech Republic
August 24 – September 4

King Lear and As You Like It in rotating repertory

Produced in collaboration with Classical Theatre Company
Main Street Theater, Chelsea Market, Houston, Texas, USA
April 13 – May 1
Open-Air Theatre, Vyšehrad, Prague, Czech Republic
May 18-29

Educational Tour:

Romeo and Juliet

70 minute, 5 Actor Educational Touring Version
Adapted from Shakespeare by Guy Roberts
Produced in association with Bear Educational Theatre
Ongoing European tour playing the Czech Republic, France, Slovakia, Poland and Austria

Benefit Performances:

Women of Will

by Tina Packer
A special Valentine’s Day benefit for PSF and CTC
Stages Repertory Theatre, Houston, Texas, USA
February 14

Productions:

Romeo and Juliet

Open-Air Theatre, Vyšehrad, Prague, Czech Republic
May 25-27

Educational Tour:

Romeo and Juliet

70 minute, 5 Actor Educational Touring Version
Adapted from Shakespeare by Guy Roberts
Produced in association with Bear Educational Theatre
Reduta Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic
April 15 (Czech Republic Premiere)
Ongoing European tour playing the Czech Republic, France, Slovakia, Poland and Austria

Master Class:

Sidney Berger – Acting Shakespeare

Old Burgrave Residence, Vyšehrad, Prague, Czech Republic
May 18-20

Productions:

One Man Hamlet

Adapted from Shakespeare by Guy Roberts
Produced in association with The Mermaid Theatre Co.
Gorilla Tango Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA
February 6-15

Hamlet

May 15 & 18
Divadlo Na Pradle, Old Burgrave Residence, Vyšehrad, Prague, Czech Republic
June 3, 5 & 15

One Man Hamlet

Adapted from Shakespeare by Guy Roberts
Produced in association with Classical Theatre Company
HITS Theatre, Houston, TX, USA
Oct 8-18

Benefit Performance:

Shakespeare Birthday Party

Globe Bookstore and Cafe, Prague, Czech Republic
April 23

Productions:

Macbeth

Produced in association with Divadlo Miloco and The Mermaid Theatre Co.
Riverside International School Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
February 28
Vienna International School
Viena, Austria
March 11
Divadlo Komedie, Prague, Czech Republic
March 21-22 (Czech Republic Premiere)

One Man Hamlet

Adpated from Shakespeare by Guy Roberts
The English International School Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
November 27

Workshops:

Twelfth Night

Produced in association with Divadlo Miloco and The Mermaid Theatre Co.
Skolska 28 Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
March 27

Shakespeare’s Country Matters

by Guy Roberts, Produced in association with The Mermaid Theatre Co.
Skolska 28 Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
March 27