Bard to Go: Lights, Camera, Action!

School's Touring Dates
October 10, 17, 24, and 31

Schools Click Here for Materials and Booking Information


This season Bard to Go returns with an all new production titled Lights, Camera Action. 

Bard to Go: All's Fair . . .  in 2012

This 45-minute traveling production will come to your school and perform for you! Bard to Go: Lights, Camera, Action!

Bard to Go: Lights, Camera, Action! follows William Shakespeare on an adventure to modern-day Hollywood. Arriving at a 21st-century movie studio, Shakespeare seeks advice from a film producer, her assistant, and some Hollywood actors about adapting his plays for modern movie audiences. Will Shakespeare’s plays now include Vampires, Star Wars fights, and Reality TV bits? Featuring scenes from The TempestThe Taming of the ShrewMacbethRomeo and JulietThe Merry Wives of Windsor, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this production gives audiences a lively, fun-loving look at Shakespeare from a modern perspective.

Bard to Go will be Touring Michigan secondary schools in October, but the production will also perform special free public performances. Bard to Go: Lights, Camera, Action! will perform during the first weekend of Grand Rapids ArtPrize 2014, at select times on Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28.  These performances will take place in front of the Eberhard Center on GVSU's Pew Campus in Grand Rapids.  For further information about Bard to Go's involvement in ArtPrize, and to vote for this production, visit Additionally, Bard to Go will offer a final public performance on November 1.

Bard to Go is part of the educational outreach programs incorporated into the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival.  Last year’s production Bard to Go: Puzzle the Will, performed at eight regional schools to approximately 1,200 students.  Additionally, over spring break, they travelled to Rapallo, Italy performing for high school students and Prague, Czech Republic where they participated at Shakespeare Prague, performing on the second stage of the National Czech Theatre. In all, they performed for a total audience of about 500.

Over the past seasons, Bard to Go has been traveling all over the world to perform including to the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia in 2013 and The Bahamas to the Shakespeare in Paradise festival in Nassau in 2012. In 2010 Bard to Go traveled to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and performed at the Liverpool International Theatre Festival.  In 2009 Bard to Go traveled to Italy and performed at the Sapperlot International Amateur Theatre Festival where they were awarded the Best Performance Award, as voted by the other participating productions. Bard to Go performed in China in 2008 and Jamaica in 2006. Come see the production that has been traveling the world. Besides the regional tour to area schools in October and November, there will also be a free public preview performance in October and a free public performance of Bard to Go to complete this year’s festival events in November. This final performance is always a popular crowd-pleaser most appropriate for middle school ages or above.

This season, Bard to Go will be performing for area secondary schools, in October. Schools interested in booking Bard to Go should visit our Schools page for more information and contact Katherine Mayberry, Bard to Go producer by email at


School Performances October 10, 17, 24 and 31.





Bard to Go: All's Fair . . .  performs at the American Shakespeare Center in Stauton, Virginia 




Bard to Go Lovestruck 2011 performing for a school audience in the Bahamas




Bard to Go: Sweet Revenge 2010
Bard to Go: Lovestruck 2009
in Italy for the Sapperlot Festival







Art Prize Performances
September 27 2:30-6 p.m.

September 28 Noon-4 p.m.

Eberhard Center
Robert C. Pew, Grand Rapids Campus

For further information about Bard to Go's involvement in ArtPrize, and to vote for this production, visit

Student Competition Awards Ceremony and
Free Public Bard to Go Performance

November 1, 2014
1 PM Loosemore Auditorium
Pew Grand Rapids Campus
The awards ceremony is followed by a Bard to Go performance  and a reception. Bard to Go is always a crowd pleaser and admission is free.

Download the Poster (coming soon)

For more information about Bard to Go in China, visit their China page here


Click Here to View the Bard to Go Cast (Coming Soon)

Bard to Go 2007 Photo Gallery



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