Arkansas’s Only Professional

Shakespeare Company

 

Each year it produces a selection of the Bard’s plays, along with other productions, in its summer festival in Conway. Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, which has been featured in The New York Times, is also a major educational force in Arkansas.
 
This professional company brings respected and experienced Shakespearean actors to Arkansas for each season, producing vibrant, engaging, lively and provocative performances for all Arkansans.

Our Mission

To entertain, engage, and enrich the community by creating professional and accessible productions of Shakespeare and other works that promote educational opportunities, community involvement, and the highest artistic standards.

Our Staff

Mary Ruth Marotte

Executive Director

501.269.9428

mrmarotte@arkshakes.com

Rebekah Scallet

Producing Artistic Director

501.852.0702

rscallet@arkshakes.com

Jamie Bray

Production Manager

501.450.5072

jbray4@uca.edu

Courtney Littell

Business Manager

courtney@arkshakes.com

Paige Reynolds

Director of Dramaturgical Program

preynolds@uca.edu

Our Board

Officers

Denise Karl, President
Senior Decision Support Architect, Acxiom

Karen Garrett, Vice-President

Partner, Hudson Cisne & Co. LLP

 

Mandy Meek, Secretary

Team Lead, Dillards

 

John Parrack, Ph.D. Treasurer
Associate Professor of Spanish, University of Central Arkansas

Board Members

Kathleen Currie

Community Volunteer & Former President

Karen Garrett, CPA

Partner, Hudson Cisne & Co. LLP

 

Rosi Hemphill

Property & Casualty Account Executive, The Hatcher Agency

 

Lenisa O’Dwyer

Speech Therapist, Pediatrics Plus

 

Mary Etta Qualls, CPA
Senior Vice-President, Southern Bancorp

 

Mary Ruth Marotte, Ph.D. (Ex-Officio)
Executive Director, AST/ Professor of English, University of Central Arkansas

 

Rebekah Scallet (Ex-Officio)

Producing Artistic Director, AST / Lecturer II in Theatre, University of Central Arkansas

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre  

501-852-0702
contact@arkshakes.com

UCA Box 5136, Conway, AR 72035

 

BOX OFFICE

Monday - Friday, 10-4 CST

866-810-0012

Reynolds Performance Hall 

223 Beatrice Powell Street Conway, AR 72035