LawnChair Theatre

Contemporary Shakespeare in Westchester's parks.

Shall we their fond pageant see? Lord, what fools these mortals be!
— A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 3, Scene 2

LawnChair Theatre is a summer theatre program that has brought outdoor performances to the parks of Westchester County since 2006.  Our group of volunteers has had great fun producing 10 summers of Shakespeare.  

We feature multi-generational casts that blend professionally trained and amateur performers.  As producers and directors, our goal is to contemporize Shakespeare without rewriting him, and to create community through our work and play.  

The co-founders and co-producers of LawnChair Theatre are

Carin Zakes and Peter Green

Carin was a founding faculty member and director at the famed Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Camp.  She has directed Off-Broadway.  Since 1998, Carin has directed dozens of plays and musicals,  working in community theatres in Westchester and Fairfield County.  


Peter is an early graduate of SUNY Purchase's BFA Acting program.   His NYC theatre credits include The Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble, The Manhattan Punchline Theatre and Playwrights Horizons.  Peter has been acting, directing, and teaching in Westchester and Fairfield Counties since 1997. 




LawnChair Theatre Steering Committee:

Richy Glassberg, Julie Thaxter Gourlay, Nova Hall, Jamie Jensen, Katy Keohane, Larry Reina, David Ryan, Rachel Schulte, Amy Simmons, Quint Spitzer, Anthony Tedesco, Mat Young


LawnChair Theatre is sponsored by the Rye Arts Center.

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