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.
Jul 6, 2015

Dates Set for Lake Effect Fringe Festival 2016

Thank you to all of the supporters of the Lake Effect Fringe Festival.  Our organizing committee is hard at work on the 2016 festival, and we have already set the dates.  The 2016 LEFF will run at the Dog Story Theater in Grand Rapids from February 4 through February 28.  GEM Theatrics, the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, and Stark Turn Players will all be back with exciting productions.  We are also researching the possibility of making Monday nights at the festival improv nights, with several regional improv groups making appearances.  We will open applications for other festival participants in the later summer or early fall.  We are also seeking to expand our organizing committee -- the festival has grown so much in just 3 short years that we really need some more folks actively working on the planning and publicity.

We will continue to send out reports updating the plans for LEFF 2016.  Thanks to all of you who have been supporters of this project, and of local theatre in Michigan!

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!