DEC 14, 2015


What’s in a name? The National Poet of England, The Swan of Avon, Upstart Crow, Sir Francis Bacon, Billy Shakes—call him what you will—William Shakespeare has gifted the world with thirty-seven plays (give or take a Cardenio or two) that have managed to entertain and delight audiences around the world for over four-hundred years. And now, Good Friends, The Shelter doth invite ye to join us as your favorite Shelter writers put their own twist on six Shakespearean classics. Join us for an evening of stripped down theatre, food, live music, and more at THE SHELTER PEEP SHOW: THE BARD. Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm. Hill country Brooklyn is located at 345 Adams Street.

  • The Shelter is to be applauded for the work it’s doing — developing new theatre and building creative relationships at a time when small theatre companies are dropping like flies. Its approach to making theatre is both practical and optimistic.

    Regina Robbins, Theatre Is Easy
  • Once upon a time there was a theater company, who decided to take a risk...

    Nicholas Linnehan,
  • ...where imagination and creativity flow freely, talent is abundant, and you walk away pleased that you have had the experience.

    Laurie Lawson, Electronic Link Journal

Last year, we celebrated our fifth anniversary as a company—and what started as five friends in a basement has become a five-year theatrical movement.

Five years cultivating and connecting artists through our Shelter Sunday workshop. Five years developing fresh and original theatre for the New York stage. Five years of affordable tickets for audiences. Five years of The Shelter—packed full of compelling and artistically engaging work that gives both artists and audiences a home. This year, we kick of our seventh season, which we are calling The Year of the Writer. Learn how you can join us.


The Shelter is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of The Shelter must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Click below to donate via Fractured Atlas.