NS Mission

Naked Shakespeare is Acorn Productions’ acting company dedicated to presenting the works of the Bard in non-traditional venues without sets, lights, and costumes, in a style that hearkens back to the manner in which Shakespeare’s plays were originally performed. The company offers regular training sessions for professional actors in order to assist them in speaking the Bard’s best poetry in a style that highlights the imagery in the language.  Naked Shakespeare performances are designed to be accessible to all audience members, even those that are not familiar with his work. The ambience and performance style encourage an intimate relationship between actor and audience that allows the language to take center stage by mingling actors in and around the audience, delivering sonnets and soliloquies conversationally in unexpected ways that allows listeners to find new meaning in the text.