LENOX, Mass. – Shakespeare & Company will present in-person screenings of Speak What We Feel, a documentary by Patrick J. Toole about the Company’s acclaimed Fall Festival of Shakespeare, on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Tina Packer Playhouse.

The first feature-length film project in the Company’s 44-year history, Speak What We Feel follows hundreds of high-school students as they prepare to stage a full production of a Shakespeare play. 

“I can’t think of a more compelling and inspiring documentary subject to cover than the Fall Festival of Shakespeare,” said Toole. “Anthropologists should be studying this program and the unique community that has emerged from it.”

Narrated by Shakespeare & Company’s Director of Education Kevin G. Coleman, Speak What We Feel earned the Audience Award for Best Documentary Film at the 2021 Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF).

Both screenings will be followed by a talkback facilitated by Shakespeare & Company Artistic Director Allyn Burrows. Pay What You Choose tickets to the 2 p.m. Community Screening are $10, $20, and $30, and tickets to the 7 p.m. Benefit Screening are $50, $100, and $250. 

All ticket proceeds and donations will be matched up to $10,000 by an anonymous family in support of this year’s Fall Festival of Shakespeare.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit shakespeare.org or call 413.637.3353.

About Shakespeare & Company

Located in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, Shakespeare & Company is one of the leading Shakespeare festivals of the world. Founded in 1978, the organization welcomes more than 40,000 patrons annually. The Company is also home to an internationally renowned Center for Actor Training, and an award-winning Education Program. Learn more at shakespeare.org.

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