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Door Shakespeare Announces New Producing Artistic Director and its 2018 Season

Door Shakespeare is stepping into 2018 with a new leader at the helm. The Door Shakespeare Board of Directors recently announced the hiring of Michael Stebbins as the company’s new Producing Artistic Director. Stebbins, a Kenosha, WI native, spent eight

Ensign named Managing Director

Read highlights from the USA TODAY NETWORK article published on May 4, 2018 BAILEYS HARBOR – Door Shakespeare announced that well-known local actor Amy Ensign is its new managing director. Ensign returns to the company after two and a half

Shakespeare Shake Up: Door Shakespeare Responds to Translation Project

2016 promises to be a very important and exciting year for William Shakespeare. 2016 is the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare’s passing and four centuries later, his brilliant legacy lives on stages across the globe, in textbooks from high school

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Extra! ‘Romeo and Juliet’ times two this summer

DOOR COUNTY, Wis. Nobody, it seems, draws inside the lines when it comes to William Shakespeare. Theater companies and directors, that is. Shakespeare’s 37 plays have been interpreted so many ways for more than 400 years that they collectively look

Romeo channels a consuming passion in Door Shakespeare’s production

Baileys Harbor — Here’s a tip if you’re attending a Door Shakespeare production of “Romeo and Juliet,” being staged this summer in repertory with “The Tempest”: Come early, and not just because most of the seats in this outdoor theater are

Door Shakespeare’s Sensual ROMEO AND JULIET Revisits 1920’s

A few hours after their first production on a Saturday night, Door Shakespeare changes costumes, peotic canons and presents Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at 8:30 p.m. Under the velvet moonlght of a Bailey’s Harbor sky that naturally resembles the darkness

Shakespeare Enchants Door County at THE TEMPEST

In Björklunden’s lush garden situated in Bailey’s Harbor, Wisconsin, Door Shakespeare conjures the Bard’s classic tales with sophisticated simplicity. Each Saturday, the company presents both plays from their 2016 season so theatergoers may enjoy each selection in one night, with

This Rough Magic: Door Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”

The rough magic that occurs in the Björklunden garden during this summer’s performance of Door Shakespeare’s The Tempest conjures up what might well be one of the best shows in the history of the company. Prospero, aptly performed by Mark

A Moody, Magnificent Macbeth

The first rousing words of Door Shakespeare‘s Macbeth, performed in the garden at Bjorklunden are “‘Tis Time. ‘Tis Time. ‘Tis Time” repeated over and over by the company that briefly assembles before the action begins. ‘Tis time, indeed. This season’s

Door Shakespeare’s Primal Macbeth

After almost 20 years, Door Shakespeare has begun a new era under the vision of Executive Director Amy J. Ludwigsen. In addition to two powerful new productions — William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost and Macbeth — the familiar Björklunden site
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