LES Shakes is committed to reaching out to the Lower East Side community and promoting accessibility to all while focusing on classical works using innovative ideas; and collaborating within an ensemble.


LES Shakes’ focus is to shake up Shakespeare and reach out to the community.



We are examining different ways to reach a range of ages in the community through Shakespeare. Our futures plans include education workshops at schools, Shakespearean acting classes for all ages, and providing more free shows for the community.
LES Shakes will:


  • Inspire people and provide entertainment. 

  • We believe in the value and necessity of working collaboratively.

  • Pique audience members’ curiosity and expand their appreciation for classical texts. 

  • Bring audiences to local businesses, museums, and arts centers throughout Lower East Side.

  • Deepen audience members’ connections with the community.