Mission + Vision

Mission + Vision

The Blackfriars were founded in 2010 by a group of home educated young people to study and perform Shakespeare’s and others classic works of literature.  Our mission is to make great works of literature accessible children of all ages and backgrounds and to the general public. To that end, we perform in libraries, schools, churches and other public venues. 

To date, the troupe has performed all plays in their completely unabridged, original form and generally in traditional costume.  

The Blackfriars have inspired many young people to pursue the creative arts, study literature, and form their own Shakespeare groups, nurturing what we hope will become their lifelong loves.