A b r i e f h i s t o r y . . .
upstart crow collective was co-founded by Betsy Schwartz, Kate Wisniewski and Rosa Joshi in 2006. We are dedicated to producing classical works with all-female casts for contemporary audiences. Focused on telling story and living characters honestly on stage, our work is text centered and visually imaginative.
We've presented three critically acclaimed productions of Shakespeare plays: Bring Down the House (an adaptation of the Henry VI plays, produced with Seattle Shakespeare Company) in 2017, Titus Andronicus in 2012 and King John in 2006. Or current production RICHARD III is co produced with Seattle Shakespeare Company and runs September 12th - October 7th in Seattle Rep's Leo K. Theater.
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RICHARD III takes the stage this fall
Our take on Shakespeare's gripping portrait of a cunning villain’s rise and fall from power kicks off Seattle Shakespeare's 2018-2019 season.
Look for us on the cover of City Arts Magazine's September Issue and read more about RICHARD III in the featured article here!
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