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Short. Beach. SHAKES.

Join us for 30 minutes of nonstop verbosity, hilarity and veracity at the debut of Short. Beach. SHAKES! featuring lean and lively adaptations from three Shakespeare plays.

April 2, 2022
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Las Olas Oceanside Park

Pop-Up Shakespeare!
Scenes from the upcoming SHAKE-A-THON: Shakespeare’s Birthday Marathon
Lean and Lively Adaptations from
The Comedy of Errors
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Merchant of Venice

Performed by Shakes-Troupers
Christine Chavers, Peter Galman and Johnbarry Green



The Shakespeare Troupe (STI) was founded in 2016 by veteran actor Peter Galman to bring Shakespeare’s works to audiences throughout South Florida in Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. The goal was to produce readings and workshops to the public, allowing professional actors to hone their performance skills and audiences from adults to children to appreciate the beauty of Shakespeare’s language and characters.

From 2018-2019 the Shakespeare Troupe toured schools throughout South and Central Florida with one-hour productions of The Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer’s Night Dream. With a double cast of seven actors, STI performed dozens of school shows in full Elizabethan or contemporary costumes with a mobile set and safety props. Right after each performance Troupe actors engaged with students and teachers on stage and in classrooms, teaching acting skills, directing theater games, and answering questions. During the one-year tour, Shakespeare Troupe reached 10,000 students from elementary through high school grades. Since then, STI has performed in many more schools, adult homes, facilities for the disabled or economically challenged, and theaters in South Florida.



The Grace Arts Center (GAC) mission is to network and connect three distinct areas of general programming resulting in more extensive cultural collaborations and revitalization of South Florida communities through the arts and humanities. Projects feature exhibits, performances and urban design engagements by leading Innovators of multiple disciplines to entertain and inform the public and participate in social justice initiatives. Each program supports annual outreach to lower income communities with less access to cultural experiences and the liberal arts.

The three (3) program area title projects are: A) Outsider Art Biannual Installations and the Street Art Regatta (cultural exhibits featuring Florida’s extensive Folk, self-taught and vernacular artists); B) Shakespeare’s La Florida and Festival of Classics performance series (Shakespeare and other classical theater infused with Florida history) and C) COAT, Urban Shade and the Mobile Art Pavilion (urban and public art design competitions and workshops exploring innovations in public space activation, resiliency and conservation). Master Classes and teaching opportunities are planned each year by project participants.