APRIL 23, 2020

Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, Creative Producer Rick Boynton, and a stellar line-up special guests celebrated our namesake’s 456th birthday with a 30‑minute tribute to the Bard. If you weren't able to catch it live, watch on demand here:


Your critical support is what allows us to continue to be of service to our community—something we are finding dramatic new ways to do now, when there is so much need. With a gift of any size to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, you play an invaluable role in bringing Chicago together through the arts.


Barbara Gaines

Barbara Gaines,
Artistic Director

Carl and Marilynn Thoma Chair

Rick Boynton

Rick Boynton,
Creative Producer


Larry Yando

Larry Yando

Over 30 shows, including The Tempest, King Lear, and Emma

The Queens of SIX

Queens of SIX

From The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare to Broadway

John Tufts

John Tufts

Love’s Labor’s Lost, Nell Gwynn, and author of Fat Rascals: Dining at Shakespeare’s Table

Q Brothers Collective

Q Brothers Collective

Hip hop sensations GQ, JQ, Jackson Doran & Postell Pringle

E. Faye Butler

E. Faye Butler

Award-winning Chicago vocalist seen in The Taming of the ShrewSeussical

Peter Sagal

Peter Sagal

Host, NPR’s Wait Wait...
Don’t Tell Me!

Harry Hadden-Paton and Rebecca Night

Harry Hadden-Paton
& Rebecca Night

Bertie and Elizabeth from The King’s Speech

Heidi Kettenring

Heidi Kettenring

The Taming of the Shrew, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and The School for Lies

Rick Bayless

Rick Bayless

Chef, Frontera Restaurants

And Many More!





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