Who runneth the world?
Shrew is proud to be an all female company! In Shakespeare's time, all the parts were played by men... but in this time and in this show, all the parts are played by women! Indeed, the cast, musicians, crew even the stagecraft students who built our set pieces are all woman.
Every Shrew show is a unique, complete play invented entirely on the spot in the style of Shakespeare. With inspiration from the audience and their modern feminine voice, Shrew weaves bold and hilarious tales full of heart, heat and mischief. Shrew is an all audience show appropriate for all ages.
Shrew began improvising Shakespeare together in 2011 as Chickspeare. They have since performed five seasons at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Green Show as well as the Out of Bounds Festival in Austin, the Kansas City Improv Festival, the LA Improv Festival, and Brit Week Los Angeles. Shrew regularly appears in and around Los Angeles and tours the West Coast performing and teaching a variety of workshops.