Shakespeare Happy Hours is a new series of online live-stream experiences produced by Rude Grooms and 7SSC. The project kicked off on April 1, 2020 and the plays begin at 5pm EST every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on YouTube or at shakespearehappyhours.tv. Each 90-minute rendition of William Shakespeare’s plays will be performed in real time by actors across the US and UK, allowing the actors to collaborate remotely.

The rotating ensemble of 40 actors includes Josh Innerst (Hamlet with American Shakespeare Center), Jerome Harmann Hardeman (Dirty Dancing national tour), Natasha Magigi (2019 tour with Shakespeare’s Globe), Dickon Tyrrell (Measure for Measure with Shakespeare’s Globe), Chinaza Uche (Dickinson on Apple TV+), Christie Vela (King Lear with Dallas Theater Center and Trinity Repertory Company), and Harry Waller (Much Ado About Nothing with the Royal Shakespeare Company) alongside Kara Arena, Daniel Kemper, Laura Piccoli, Deb Radloff, and Montgomery Sutton from Rude Grooms and Dan Beaulieu, Alex Hernandez, Dylan Kammerer,  Deb Kinghorn, Danielle Nigro, and Christine Penney from Seven Stages Shakespeare Company.


You can view live or archived shows directly on YouTube or at the project’s website, shakespearehappyhours.tv.

Quick Info


Run Time: approximately 90 minutes

Dates: Every Monday, Wednesday

and Friday at 5PM EST

Location: online- so wherever you like!

FREE FOR ALL, Or Pay What You Will 

No advance tickets are required, simply go online and enjoy!


If you'd like to help support this work, you can donate to 7SSC, Rude Grooms, or tip the ensemble members during the performance

via their Venmo accounts!

Ensemble... more announced soon!