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Shakespeare BASH’d

Artistic Director: James Wallis

A “Bash” is a crushing blow. It can be aggressive and done with passion. It can be about making an attempt, going at it all your own. It can also be a wild night.

Shakespeare BASH’d is a young actor initiative that seeks to take ownership of their own creativity by producing Shakespeare’s plays in the city of Toronto for a wide range of theatre audiences and a wide array of different settings and environments or performance spaces.

Their mission is to present Shakespeare’s plays as they were written: with simple staging, clear and specific language with an emphasis on the words and characters telling the story.

Shakespeare BASH’d seeks to synthesize the traditional with the modern, to look at the plays from a place of curiosity, fun, excitement, truth, professionalism, and love.



Produced by Shakespeare BASH’d

The Two Noble Kinsmen January 25th, 2024 – February 4th, 2024
The Tragedy of King Lear February 16th, 2023 – February 26th, 2023
A Midsummer Night’s Dream November 12th, 2019 – November 17th, 2019
As You Like It April 23rd, 2019 – April 28th, 2019
Othello February 5th, 2019 – February 10th, 2019
Measure for Measure May 1st, 2018 – May 6th, 2018
Richard III February 6th, 2018 – February 11th, 2018
The Comedy of Errors July 1st, 2016 – July 10th, 2016
Hamlet February 2nd, 2016 – February 7th, 2016
King John November 17th, 2015 – November 21st, 2015
The Merry Wives of Windsor July 2nd, 2015 – July 12th, 2015
The Taming of the Shrew April 9th, 2015 – April 12th, 2015
Macbeth November 18th, 2014 – November 23rd, 2014
Love’s Labour’s Lost July 3rd, 2014 – July 13th, 2014
Romeo & Juliet November 19th, 2013 – November 23rd, 2013
Much Ado About Nothing July 4th, 2013 – July 14th, 2013
The Taming of the Shrew July 5th, 2012 – July 15th, 2012

Current Staff

James Wallis Founder & Artistic Director
Rob Kraszewski Producer