"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages." --As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII

The Rebel Shakespeare Company

In 1990, Artistic Director Keri Cahill founded the Rebel Shakespeare Company with twelve students and a staff of two. Rebel Shakespeare was first housed in Manchester-by-the-Sea, and then spent many years at Fort Sewall in Marblehead. Currently, the Company can be found each summer on Winter Island in Salem, MA.

Founder Keri Cahill has worked with over 10,000 children and teens through her workshops, private classes, school residencies and drama therapy programs. Her theater experience spans nearly 25 years and includes work with Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, Shakespeare & Company, Kristin Linklater's Company of Women, the Gloucester Stage Company, Massachusetts High School Drama Guild, D.M.H. treatment facilities for adolescents and countless public and private schools.

The Company's directors under Keri's tutelage have backgrounds in voice, movement, choreography, stage combat and improvisation. All share a great love of working with children.

Rebel Shakespeare programs and camps are process-oriented. Actors of all ages in the summer program spend their days exploring plays through in-depth discussion, improvisation, movement, creative writing, visual arts, and rehearsal. Directors are on hand to facilitate the active participation of all students and to promote an environment of mutual support. No matter what age, every actor is considered an integral and equal member of the production team. Throughout the sessions, we aspire to help each individual student to explore his/her own unique abilities and to encourage creative risk-taking, with the nurturing support of peers.

For information on programs for your children, visit the programs page. Schools interested in having Keri and the Rebel Shakespeare Program come in for residency or workshops, feel free to contact us today.