2023 Shakespeare Festival at the Ten Broeck Mansion August 26

Join us for our 4th annual Shakespeare Festival at the Ten Broeck Mansion!
  • We are partnering with actors from Capital REP, Will Kempe’s Players, and Confetti Stage for our Shakespeare Festival. Free parking is in Livingston Avenue parking lot.
  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm:  “Surely You Jest” Shakespearian Clowning Workshop with actors from Will Kempe’s Players for teen/adults. Free.
  • 1:00-2:30 pm: Acting Workshop for children & families to learn how to “play fight” (safely), develop roles, learn lines, and try on Shakespearian costumes with Confetti Stage. Free.
  • 2:30-3:30 Shakespeare Performance.  Actors from the Capital Repertory Theatre will present a number of scenes from from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” followed by monologues: Richard the II, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Tempest, closing with “Puck’s Ending” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream monologue.  The performance features Ethan Botwick, Ellen Cribbs, David Girard, Raya Malcolm, Kevin McGuire, and Oliver Wadsworth, and is directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, Producing Artistic Director, Capital Repertory Theatre.
  • Advance registration recommended – click here to register.

Workshops held under tent.  Audience members are asked to bring their own blanket or lawn chairs and the performance will be held rain or shine.  Concessions will be sold to help support the ACHA.  No alcoholic beverages or additional food may be brought in.

About the performing artists: Established in 1981, the Capital Repertory Theatre’s mission is to provide significant, high-quality theatre for all people of the Capital Region. Founded in 2017, Will Kemp’e Players believes in presenting the works of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries through original practices.  Confetti Stage is a Capital District nonprofit theater group founded in 2004.
Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, is the Producing Artistic Director of the Capital REP and has directed over 100 productions and has worked on, off, off-off Broadway in regional theatres in the US. Since 1995, Maggie has served as Producing Artistic Director for theREP.  Before her tenure at theREP, Maggie served as Producing Director of Urban Stages in NYC, as Artistic Director for Theatre Under Glass in Denver and worked on the staffs of The Women’s Project and Ensemble Studio Theatre in NYC. She has taught acting at the National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center and master acting seminars for the Capital Region Center for the Arts. Maggie received a Directors Project Fellowship from the Drama League of New York and holds an MFA in directing from Columbia University.
This program made possible in part with funding by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and members of the ACHA like you: thank you.