WHO MAKES THIS STUFF?
SHAKES is the brainchild of college friends Kathryn Ormsbee and Destiny Soria. Together, we write and oversee full production of all episodes. With the invaluable help of friends and a terrifically brave cast, we film SHAKES on a DIY, out-of-pocket budget.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THE THREE PLAYS THAT YOU DID for season 1?
We wanted to start with Shakespearean storylines familiar to the general public (i.e. plays every student is forced to read in high school). Originally, we were going to choose one comedy, one tragedy, and one history, but have you looked at the histories recently? Dense stuff, you guys. In the end, we thought that one comedy and two tragedies would make for a more accessible first season.
WILL THERE BE more seasons?
Yes! Our second season, Weird Sisters, is in the works, and we can't wait to share more information with you. We'll upload our first episode March 3, 2016. Stay tuned for updates!
IS SHAKES ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND SHAKES?
We're former English majors and present authors who adore the works of the Bard. We were also inspired by the genius of two pioneering web series, The Guild and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.
WHO MAKES THE MUSIC?
Below, you can find out more about the musicians featured on SHAKES. Be sure to check them out, buy their music, and become lifelong fans!
SEASON 2 MUSIC
SEASON 1 MUSIC
I HAVE QUESTIONS/COMMENTS/SQUEES TO SHARE. HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?
If you have any additional questions about the show, feel free to contact us at shakeswebseries (at) gmail.com. We may take a while to respond, but we do read each piece of email we receive!