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Will Kempe's Players

a Shakespeare cooperative out of Troy, NY

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We are the only worker-owned Shakespeare cooperative in the United States.

Will Kempe’s Players is a regional theater cooperative from Troy, NY that produces a wide range of theatrical performance utilizing the methods used by William Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Our aim is to create quality experiences by promoting an inclusive creative environment and making Shakespeare’s works engaging and accessible to modern audiences while retaining historical authenticity.

I Wanna Be WKP

Got the Bard on your brain and talent to share? Looking for a crew with whom you can clown around? Want to brush up on your Shakespeare in the classroom? Interested in leaving a few dollars in our cap? There are a variety of ways to be a part of the WKP team both onstage and behind the scenes!

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