Bring New York's Freshest Shakespeare Company to Your Community

Learn more about the programming that Shake on the Lake has for your community, students, seniors, and correctional facilities

Creative

Shake on the Lake's creative team collaborates to create work that is fast, fun, and physical - each member is a professional in their field

Performances

Performing over twenty times a year, plan on catching Shake on the Lake this year at these upcoming performances

Support

None of the work we do is possible with out the support of community members like you

Shake on the Lake started in 2012 with one show in one location and now tours to eight counties in Western New York. Founder and theatre artist Josh Rice believed that his hometown of Perry, New York deserved great theatre on Silver Lake. He convened a company with actors from throughout the country to perform in residency at the historic Silver Lake Institute. 

Today that collaborative team is Shake on the Lake.

Presenting fast, fun, physical performances, Shake on the Lake has crafted an artistic style “In the Spirit of Shakespeare” – accessible classics that incorporate elements of live music, improvisation, physical theatre, stage combat, and puppetry.

Growing from one show and one venue, Shake on the Lake has two seasons: summer and winter. The summer consists of a outdoor touring show of a Shakespeare Classic and other guest artists and prototype shows – including the development of Harvest Festival. The winter season is a performances of a holiday classic at Theatre@37 in historic downtown Perry, New York.

In addition to performances, Shake on the Lake has educational programming for K-12 students, adults, people who have dementia or Alzheimer’s, and for students in correctional facilities.

Shake on the Lake 2018-2019 Season

Learn more about Shake on the Lake's performances
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Winter Season 2018

Enjoy Charles Dickens' classic Holiday Story with a cast of two in a historic downtown theatre.

Richard III

Richard III

Summer Tour 2018

Richard III traveled to eight counties in Western New York - waging war and ultimately winning the peace of the house of Lancaster and York from July 26 to August 11, 2018

Macbeth in the Field

Macbeth in the Field

Harvest Fest Prototype

We're exploring theatre on farms and partnered with Burley Berries & Blooms to present a Macbeth-inspired Theatre Short on August 11, 2018.

Expert's Guide to Shakespeare

Expert's Guide to Shakespeare

Evening of Arts & Culture at Letchworth State Park

Did you see Shake on the Lake before the Buffalo Philharmonic at the Archery Field? On July 14, 2018 we performed two short shows to celebrate art

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P.O. Box 57, Silver Lake, New York, 14549

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shakeonthelake@gmail.com

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