The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company

The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company seeks to explore the original theatrical practices of the acting companies of Shakespeare's time; to provide high quality productions of works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries to regional theatre audiences; to provide local actors, directors, and stage managers the opportunity to work with these wonderful scripts and to receive training in an original practice approach to Shakespeare's plays; and to maintain an organizational philosophy in which theatre practitioners participate in the administration of the company on a regular basis.
Mar 31, 2015

Lake Effect Fringe Festival 2015

Thanks to all of you who supported this year's Lake Effect Fringe Festival, which took place at the Dog Story Theater from February 6-March 1.  This year's festival featured performances by Alea Iacta Est, GEM Theatrics, No Outlet Improv Team, the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, Stark Turn Players, and Theatre 616.  Many evening's performances were sold out.  The festival featured the work of over 50 local theatre artists, including actors, directors, playwrights, and technicians.

The Lake Effect Fringe Festival would also like to recognize the work of LEFF Production Manager Cassandra Sandros and her assistant Samara Woolfolk, who kept the festival performances running smoothly.  The box office staff of the Dog Story Theater were also instrumental in the operation of this year's festival.  The festival reached close to 600 audience members over its 14 performances.

We are already at work on planning next year's festival, and we are hoping to get more local theatre groups involved in the planning process.  Any donations that continue to be made to this project will go towards the funding of the 2016 festival.  Thank you again for your support of this collaboration that highlights the variety of outstanding theatrical performance happening in West Michigan.

Dec 22, 2014

Schedule Set for 2015 Lake Effect Fringe Festival

Thank you to all of you who have contributed to making this coming year's Lake Effect Fringe Festival a reality.  We have accepted applications from performing groups, and this year's festival will feature productions by Alea Iacta Est, Roger Ellis, GEM Theatrics, the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, Stark Turn Players, Theatre 616, and Christopher Vanderark.  The performance offerings will include a 24-hour theatre project, new plays by local playwrights, classical theatre, and much more.  We also are planning on adding some workshops to the festival line-up for the first time!

Productions of the 2015 Lake Effect Fringe Festival will run from February 6-March 1.  The planning committee is very excited about once again highlighting so many local actors, directors, playwrights, and other artists.  We hope to see many of you at these performances, and thank you again for your support!

Sep 16, 2014

2015 Festival Gearing Up!

Dates are set for the 2015 Lake Effect Fringe Festival.  Thanks to all of our supporters, we will be able to undertake the third annual festival, highlighting the work of West Michigan theatre artists and providing our regional audiences with a month of exciting live theatre.

The 2015 LEFF will take place from January 29-March 1 at the Dog Story Theater in Grand Rapids.  All of the founding organizations of the festival return with theatrical offerings.  The Stark Turn Players will once again present their festival of 10-minute plays, producing scripts chosen from a competition for local playwrights.  The festival will also feature a gender-reversed As You Like It presented by the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, and a new production by GEM Theatrics.  We are currently in the process of accepting applications for additional performing groups.

The Lake Effect Fringe Festival is excited to continue our mission of drawing attention to the work of local and regional artists, and providing Grand Rapids-area audiences with compelling, performer-focused productions.  We again thank all those who have supported and continue to support this project.  We will see you all this coming winter at the festival!