The Garfield Shakespeare Company
"The People's Shakespeare"

The Garfield Shakespeare Company

"The People's Shakespeare" in beautiful Garfield Park

You are cordially invited to the world of Shakespeare!  Please feel free to browse our website, take a glance at our photo gallery, and check out our calendar for upcoming events. Become a member and receive up to date information on any upcoming events or schedule changes, Becoming a member is FREE and easy. Just sign in and create an account!

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The Garfield Shakespeare Company has recently become a 501(c)3 public charity, which means that donations to the company are tax deductible. For more information on how to donate, please contact us. Any donations and other correspondence may be sent to:

Garfield Shakespeare Company
P.O. Box 33552
Indianapolis, IN 46203

What are we up to?

Romeo and Juliet
Directed by Joseph Cook

Shakespeare's classic love story will return to the stage of Garfield Park in 2016. IWilliam Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results for Romeo and Juliet. Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly, and fate causes them to commit suicide in despair. The tragic love story is one of The Bard's most popular pieces.

Audition Dates: 

Tuesday, June 14th - 6:30pm-8:30pm

Wednesday, June 15th - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Please be prepared to read scenes from the script; you may prepare a monologue, but it is not required. 

Performance Dates: 

August 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th - 8:00pm

September 2nd and 3rd - 8:00pm

Additional Performances: 

September 3rd - Miracle Mile Parade Participation

September 24th - Abridged version performed at Clayshire Castle Medieval Faire 

*Unfortunately, due to overlapping schedules, we will not be casting actors in both Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night.

Twelfth Night
Directed by Chris Burton

A shipwreck. Twins marooned and separated. A lovesick Duke. A Countess. Unrequited love. A clever disguise. Feasts, revels, and practical jokes. /Twelfth Night/, a raucus, music-filled comedy romps through the magical land of Illyria with all of these and more. Will the twins be reunited? Will the Duke find love? Will the drunken knights wake the entire castle in their revels? Find out in Garfield Shakespeare Company's production of Twelfth Night at Bard Fest 2016!

Auditions will be at Studio 15 in Carmel, IN, and you will be required to sign up for a 1/2 hour slot and will be seen with 4 or 5 other people at the same time. We are asking that you prepare a 1 minute comedic and dramatic monologue, and if you are interested in Twelfth Night you will be asked to sing a short a capella excerpt. We will then have callbacks at Garfield Park, which will not require a sign-up. If you are unable to make auditions in Carmel but would still like to audition, please contact the director at

This performance will be done in collaboration with First Folio Productions and Casey Ross Productions for Bard Fest, a new theater festival that takes place in Carmel, IN. 


June 26th - Time TBA

June 27th - Time TBA

Callbacks - TBA

Performances: TBA

*Unfortunately, due to overlapping schedules, we will not be casting actors in both Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night.

Come see us at Garfield Park!


The MacAllister Amphitheater offers regular seating, bench seating and lawn seating. Enjoy the show under the stars!

The Garfield Parks Art Center is the indoor venue. This beautiful space offers a wonderful backdrop for our shows!

Call 317-327-7135 for more information.

No pets or alcohol per park policy.

The amphitheater and the Garfield Park Arts Center are smoke-free facilities

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