What do we do?

Theater in the Rough is a group of committed, community-minded actors and theater-makers, amateur and professional, dedicated to bringing quality, affordable theatrical experiences to the Jerusalem audience. It’s theater for the people, by the people.

Our main project is Shakespeare plays presented free & outdoors, moving through locations with the audience in Bloomfield Gardens, Jerusalem, a centrally located urban greenspace. A varied audience of around 2500 people each year, made up of all of Jerusalem’s cultural and religious communities, experience accessible theater in public spaces

We make the play accessible for multi-age audiences by creating intimacy between actors and audience and emphasizing storyline through language and movement, overcoming fear of Shakespeare. Audiences rediscover public spaces through free summer shows.

August 2010. Twelfth Night: in motion, in the Liberty Bell Park, Jerusalem.

August 2011. Romeo and Juliet: in motion, in Bloomfield Gardens, Jerusalem.

August 2012. Much Ado About Nothing: in motion, in Bloomfield Gardens, Jerusalem.

August 2013. Richard III: in motion, in Bloomfield Gardens, Jerusalem.

August 2014. A Midsummer Night’s Dream: in motion, in Bloomfield Gardens, Jerusalem.

August 2016. Macbeth: in motion, in Bloomfield Gardens, Jerusalem.

August 2017. The Taming of the Shrew: in motion, in Bloomfield Gardens, Jerusalem.

August 2018. Hamlet: in motion, in Bloomfield Gardens, Jerusalem.

August 2019. Measure for Measure: in motion, in Bloomfield Gardens, Jerusalem.