SoHo Shakes is a collective of crafty theatre makers challenging the mainstream narrative by making space for the overlooked to rise up, be heard, and take center stage.
Our mission is to develop radical reinterpretations of classic texts and bold new works by rabble-rousing storytellers. Through live productions, community programs, education, and outreach, we are dedicated to giving voice to the voiceless.
History is told by those who hold the microphone, but it’s up to us to find the truth. Like the fox, forever digging and diving, theatre must always look to uncover hidden truths by listening to the people, in all our glorious diversity.
Telling our stories from unexpected perspectives
Established in January of 2018, SoHo Shakespeare Company was formed around founding artistic director Alex Pepperman's show The Sisters, adapted from Shakespeare's Macbeth. After that first production he teamed up with cast member & classmate Laura Yumi Snell, executive director. Together they have grown this company into the wonder it is today.
Since its establishment, SoHo Shakes has continued to produce extraordinary works of theatre including The Sisters, adapted from Shakespeare's Macbeth; PlayOnline: a series of online shows - including: The Sisters, Mary Rose, The Tempest, We, The People: Black Arts Matter, We The People: A Multicultural Arts Night, Guards at the Taj; and workshops of The Sisters and Mary Rose or The Woman Who Died Twice. Our 2021 season includes The Lady Doth Protest; our cabaret Fierce; and our main-stage production Le Tartuffe Orange: The Orange Hypocrite.
Alex Pepperman, Laura Yumi Snell, Jesse Charles Friedman, Marcus Xavier Stewart,
Jack Wetherall, Katherine Wright, Mariela Rivero, Hallie Smythe, Antonio Davis, Jeffrey Alkins,
Jennifer Fouché, Zoë Watkins, Helen G. McMillan, Matthew Vitticore
Board of Directors
Alex Pepperman | Interim President
Founding Artistic Director, Executive Producer
Laura Yumi Snell | Interim Vice President
Founding Artistic Producer
Jesse Charles Friedman | Interim Secretary
Director of Education, Associate Producer
Abbas Syed | Member
Director of Development
James Lyle Felix