Baltimore Shakespeare Factory(BSF) is a nonprofit organization that entertains, educates and enriches the Baltimore community by creating performances that inspire audiences with the wonder of William Shakespeare's play and language. In order to achieve this mission, BSF has the following strategic priorities:
- To produce the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries by re-creating, as closely as possible, the staging conditions of Shakespeare's time, such as doubling, cross-gender casting, and the use of universal lighting so interaction can occur between the audience and the actors
- To revive works written in the Elizabethan/Jacobean period that have become overshadowed in our time by Shakespeare
- To present these works with unparalleled quality of language, intent, and focus so that the audience effortlessly understands each word and the full spectrum of meaning in these masterpieces
- To obtain the funding to produce our two summer shows to be enjoyed free of charge by all who wish to see them
- To perform one production of Shakespeare's work each season in original pronunciation (OP), the accent of 16th-century England, so Baltimore audiences can experience these works as the audiences of Shakespeare's time would have heard them
- To maintain a vibrant education program that consists of summer camps, children's troupes, lectures, workshops, and classes for people of all ages
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory consists of the following components: The Rude Mechanicals Shakespeare acting troupe, an adult acting troupe, a youth summer camp, and the Shakespeare Supper Club.
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory Advisory Board consists of the following members: Shirley Cammack, Ann Davis, Tom Rinaldi, Heather James, Jackie Geunther, Stewart Dearie, Cathy James, and Tom Delise.