MBC AND THE AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE CENTER’S THRIVING PARTNERSHIP
Just steps away from the MBC campus stands the world’s only recreation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre, the Blackfriars Playhouse, home of the American Shakespeare Center (ASC) — S&P’s partner. The painstakingly crafted, oak-paneled theatre serves as a second home and a shared laboratory for S&P students, and the many resources of ASC provide ample opportunity for collaboration and invention.
The Blackfriars stage creates an unparalleled feeling built upon the collective experience of the live moment — between fellow audience members, audience and player, teacher and student, speaker and listener. ASC preserves Shakespearean staging conditions, without sets and with the lights up, which highlight this sense of community.
Both ASC and S&P are dedicated to invigorating the language and theatre of Shakespeare and his contemporaries for modern audiences. This ideal partnership puts students at the forefront of the field and connects them to a vibrant global network of Shakespearean scholarship and artistry.