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 13, 2014

Second Annual Lake Effect Fringe Festival

The Second Annual Lake Effect Fringe Festival took place from January 30-March 2, 2014.  This year's festival featured performances by M.Y. Musical World, Lucas Brooks, GEM Theatrics, Stark Turn Players, Southside Theater Company, Alea Iacta Est, Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival, the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, and No Outlet Improv.  All of these groups are based in or originally from West Michigan, and they did an outstanding job of giving our regional audiences an opportunity to see a wide variety of theatrical performance by local artists.  The festival included musicals, original works by local playwrights, innovative productions of classical works, and exciting improvisational performances.

This year's festival received some outstanding media coverage from MLive, On-the-Town, WGVU Radio, Rapid Growth Media, Encore Michigan, and Broadway World Detroit.  The cooperation between West Michigan theatre groups to promote and support each other's work was wonderful.

We would like to thank everyone who has supported this project on GlobalGiving.  Any donations that come in after March 2 will go towards the planning for next year's festival!

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Dec 11, 2013

2014 Performers Are Getting Ready

The performing groups for the 2014 Lake Effect Fringe Festival are all lined up.  We will feature performances by Lucas Brooks, GEM Theatrics, Kairos Theatre Company, No Outlet Improv Troupe, M.Y. Musical Productions, the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, Southside Theatre Company, and the Stark Turn Players.  The performances will span a wide variety of theatre genres, from improv comedy to classical works to brand new plays.

The 2014 festival begins on January 30 and continues through March 2.  The next step in our preparation is reviewing applications from potential production managers, and meeting with the performing groups in January to make sure they have everything they need to put on outstanding performances.  We are really excited to highlight the work of so many West Michigan natives, and to promote local non-profit arts organizations to our region's audiences.

Sep 11, 2013

Performances Shaping Up for 2014 Festival

The organizing committee for the 2014 Lake Effect Fringe Festival has been meeting all summer, getting things ready for the 2014 festival, which will take place from January 30-March 2 of 2014.  We are expanding the festival to 5 weekends this year, and already have many exciting performances in store for audiences.

Stark Turn Players will again present their 10-minute plays competition, with categories for student and professional playwrights.  Their performance dates will include performances of many of the best script submissions.  GEM Theatrics will present My Dearest Friend, an original piece based on the letters of John and Abigail Adams.  The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company will present Tis Pity She's a Whore, a play by John Ford, an English playwright from the early 1600s who was a contemporary of Shakespeare.  The Southside Theatre Company will also present an exciting production.

We are currently taking applications from other regional theatre groups to round out the performance line-up for the festival.  Thank you all again for your support of this exciting project!

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