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Experience the Green Tea difference. Our ongoing youth programs aren’t your average enrichment activities. Participants become engaged members of the Sweet Tea Shakespeare company and community, setting goals and making a vision for their work a reality.

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Can Acting Make You Smarter?

Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s Green Tea and Little Green Tea participants are half-way through their Shakespeare Bootcamp, in preparation for their production of John Fletcher and Philip Massinger’s The Sea Voyage . During this Bootcamp, the youth are learning about Shakespeare, his contemporaries, and the history around The Sea Voyage. They are also exploring acting techniques, such as play analysis, character analysis, and improvisation, […]

The Knight of the Burning Pestle

By Francis Beaumont Adapted by: Amanda M. Rogus A theatre company’s journey takes an unexpected turn as they attempt to perform their play, THE LONDON MERCHANT. Moments after the show begins, a couple in the audience interjects as they rewrite the story to star their own son, Rafe. As the play continues, this meta-theatrical wonderment evolves into a spin on […]

Love for Love

By William Congreve After enjoying one too many nights on the town, Valentine is dead broke. When his disapproving father threatens to cut him off, Valentine devises an elaborate scheme to reclaim his inheritance. Unfortunately, his plan hinges on the fiery young heiress, Angelica, who is nowhere near convinced that Valentine wants to marry her for love. Recorded on Zoom […]

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Sweet Tea Shakespeare started as a dream.

A dream to bring the plays of Shakespeare alive for new audiences. To show those audiences that words penned 400 years ago are still relevant. A dream for characters to come alive and connect with audiences. The dream started small and has grown to serve thousands of theatre goers every year.

Shakespeare came from humble beginnings. The son of a glove-maker, he charted his own course by becoming a playwright (can you imagine that dinner conversation?). Shakespeare’s band of merry men was no larger than our own group of beloved actors. 12-15 passionate storytellers transforming the complex issues of their time and making them available for everyone.

We like small. We’re good at small. We’re good at stringing small things together and making the end product bigger than the sum of its parts. We put our shows up every night from the ground up – lights, music, sets, all of it. It looks daunting, but almost by magic, it happens.

Your gift to us is like that. Small is actually mighty. The Big Gift is always needed and very welcome, but we know that small gifts add up in big ways. 5 bucks a month turns into $60 a year which helps us keep the lights going. $10 per month magically turns into $120 per year which helps us get an actor from the Triangle back and forth to rehearsal. $50 per month is actually $600 per year, helping create costumes for actors. Your impact is real and tangible.

Sweet Tea Shakespeare takes small gifts and makes them big impact. Join our community today by clicking below or visiting us on Patreon.

Little but Fierce



$10 per month magically turns into $120 per year which helps us get an actor from the Triangle back and forth to rehearsal. In exchange for your kindness, and in addition to all previous perks, grab a lawn chair seat cushion at each performance on the house! (Subject to availability)

Tad But Triumphant



$40 becomes $480 per year and pays tuition for one of the members of our young company, Green Tea, as they meet monthly and work on an annual production. These students are the future of Sweet Tea Shakespeare and your support plants seeds for the future of our work.

Big Impact



$100 a month becomes $1200 per year and is a huge impact for Sweet Tea Shakespeare. From sponsoring directors and musicians to funding costumes to musical instruments, these foundational givers help Sweet Tea Shakespeare to make a major impact in our communities.