American Shakespeare Center


Brandon Carter, Artistic Director

Ralph Alan Cohen, Co-Founder & Senior Advisor

Submission Policy:

See website.

Theater Types:

Equity, Classical, New Work, Contemporary Plays, LORT


The American Shakespeare Center recovers the joys and accessibility of Shakespeare’s theatre, language, and humanity by exploring the English Renaissance stage and its practices through performance and education. Year-round in Staunton’s Blackfriars Playhouse — the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre — ASC’s innovative programming and productions have shared the delights of Shakespeare, modern classics, and new plays with millions over the past 30 years. Beyond the Playhouse, ASC is a hub for Shakespeare education and scholarship with a long history of touring nationally from Texas to Maine – currently on hiatus due to COVID. Founded in 1988 as Shenandoah Shakespeare Express, the organization became the American Shakespeare Center in 2005.