Southern California Shakespeare Festival

Southern California Shakespeare Festival Takes on the Bard’s Women

Are Our Souls Our Own? Examines Shakespeare’s Women through Performance and Discussion


As part of A YEAR with LEAR, Southern California Shakespeare Festival Guild announces Are Our Souls Our Own?, an international online event.

Are Our Souls Our Own? will explore Shakespeare’s women through filmed monologues from King Lear, The Winter’s Tale, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III, Henry IV, Henry VI, Troilus and Cressida, and King John followed by an online round table discussion January 17th with the actors and director about the characters, the plays and the dynamic’s of Shakespeare’s women.

“This is a rare opportunity to see an exceptionally talented group of women share their artistry through performance and their insights in discussion about Shakespeare’s women,” says Stephanie Courtney, director of Are Our Souls Our Own?

Streamed LIVE on Southern California Shakespeare Festival's YouTube page!

The event will be followed by a roundtable Zoom webinar for discussion!



 Year With Lear

SCSF’s  A Year with Lear, Season 16

The Southern California Shakespeare Festival, SCSF, hopes that you are well during this challenging time. As we have for the last 16 years, SCSF has been committed to producing multicultural, multi-ethnic Shakespeare for our diverse audiences. SCSF will continue to do so.

 King Lear directed by Dr. Baron Kelly for SCSF’s 17th Season will be fully produced in the summer of 2021. SCSF is excited to explore this masterpiece of universal themes with contemporary relevance.  For Season 16, we are in production for our A YEAR With LEAR series of virtual events, short films and activities, culminating with a reading of King Lear before our full production in August of 2021.  We are also pleased to announce SCSF is in production of the film Where Thou Dost Stay directed by Richard Pluim. Please join SCSF for A YEAR With LEAR. Stay tuned for more info!