Chickspeare is an all-female Shakespeare Company that started performing shows in 1998 at (the now defunct) Johnson Brewery in Charlotte, NC. As an all-female Shakespeare Company, Chickspeare has been breaking gender barriers, giving women the opportunity to explore characters not otherwise available to them in most modern productions of Shakespeare. Chickspeare’s shows engage the audience and provide a creative, provocative environment for female actors to explore and experience Shakespeare’s plays. This desire to break down gender barriers for women in Shakespeare fuels the next stage of Chickspeare’s future. While the company continues to be a vehicle for women and girls to explore their performance of Shakespeare’s roles, the company plans to promote the development of new plays, providing the voices of female playwrights the opportunity to create new work based on Shakespeare’s plays. For more information, check out their website at www.chickspeare.com, follow them on Facebook, or on Twitter (@chickspeare).
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