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As part of the Alley’s Shakespeare@400 celebration, we are excited to announce a new video series called Shakespeare Voices featuring Alley Resident Company Members. #LendYourVoice and help us celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare.

lend your voice

In celebration of 400 years of William Shakespeare and the Alley’s Shakespeare Voices Series, we invite you to participate in our #lendyourvoice contest as part of our Shakespeare@400 celebration.


Record yourself reciting your favorite Shakespearean speech (suggested speeches are included below) and upload it to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Be sure to tag @AlleyTheatre and #lendyourvoice. All participants will receive a special code for discounted $12 tickets to the Alley’s production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, valid for B-section seating on every Sunday evening through Friday performances.

Please be sure to make your posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram public in order to be eligible to win.


Videos must be uploaded and tagged (@AlleyTheatre and #lendyourvoice) by November 4th.

Videos should only include a speech or sonnet by William Shakespeare. Suggested speeches are included below or you can choose your own Shakespearean speech from any of the Bard’s works as long as it fits the time requirements. Videos must be at least twenty seconds and cannot exceed two minutes.

Participants may post multiple videos. Each uploaded and tagged video will count as an entry for the opening night tickets and party.

Discount codes will be privately messaged to all participants who upload and tag an eligible video.  The discount will only be valid for B-section seating on every Sunday evening through Friday performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Suggested speeches

Romeo from Romeo and Juliet
But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief,
That thou her maid art far more fair than she:
It is my lady, O, it is my love!
See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand!
O, that I were a glove upon that hand,
That I might touch that cheek!

Juliet from Romeo and Juliet
O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name;
Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,
And I'll no longer be a Capulet.
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.