The Sweet Tea Shakespeare Hours
Welcome to The Sweet Tea Shakespeare Hours, where we spend time well by spending it together. Think of the Hours as a way to pass the time around a common table of ideas inspired by Shakespeare, theatre, and each other. But it’s also so much more than that. We’re a community seeking to delight in story, song, and stagecraft even as we confront a world of change and challenge.
Our episodes are feasts of careful study, adventuresome radio dramas, music, original writing, and explorations of texts, moments, and people.
Welcome! We’re glad to spend time with you.
The Sweet Tea Shakespeare Hours are available for regular download on most podcast services, including Spotify, Apple, and Google podcasts.
We frequently host live, streaming editions of our podcasts on our social media platforms, including, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Make sure to follow these accounts so that you know the second we go live. The great thing about these live streams is that we can engage in an ongoing conversation with you as they happen. You may also wish to join our online community on Facebook.
These podcasts are only possible because of regular support from our monthly sustainers and patrons. Please consider making a monthly pledge on Patreon. With options beginning at just $5 and plenty of great perks, you’ll find a great way to join the STS family.
You can always contact The Sweet Tea Shakespeare Hours at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sweet Tea Shakespeare Hours are hosted and produced by STS staff, company members, and guest artists. These include:
Claire F. Martin (she/her) is a professional theater artist, specializing in classical theater and literary adaptation. She is the Assistant Artistic Director of Sweet Tea Shakespeare, based in Raleigh, NC. Director/playwright/actor/dramaturg. Theatre Directing, Royal Holloway. B.A. Theatre Arts & English (Honors), University of Puget Sound. SDC Associate Member, LMDA, SAA.
Jeremy Fiebig (he/him) is Professor of Theatre at Fayetteville State University and Artistic Director/Master of Play/President at Sweet Tea Shakespeare. He holds the M.Litt and MFA from the Mary Baldwin College (now University)/American Shakespeare Center in Shakespeare and Performance with an emphasis in Directing. Fiebig works as director, producer, actor, and scholar, with his primary scholarly interest is in early modern staging practices and audiences. He lives in Fayetteville with his wife, Nan, kids Elliott and Owen, and dog, Sandy.
Jessie Wise is a STS company member, actor, stage manager, dramaturg, blogger, and Jill-of-all-trades. She holds an MA in Theatre History.
Robert J. Gibbs is a Hollywood screenwriter, teacher, and pop culture fanatic. He holds the M.Litt/MFA from Mary Baldwin University.
Our Digital "Stage"
Explore our catalog of online and streaming offerings.
Sweet Tea Shakespeare is committed to gathering diverse, national and global communities around a common table to delight in the magic of story, song, stagecraft, and each other. To achieve this goal, STS produces four series of video and audio podcasts, each with a unique goal.
Audio Dramas & Readings
Audio dramas, staged readings, concerts, and streaming productions of well-loved Shakespeare classics, overlooked early modern, Restoration gems, and more. Drawing together a wide community of professional actors and students of the arts, these productions celebrate universal stories of love, tragedy, society, politics, and family.
We host occasional streaming productions with professional and emerging professional actors, including “Zoom” performances and recorded content for distribution. Check out our events and ticketing pages for more information.
Streaming Hours Concerts
Our house band, The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, hosts periodic concerts and radio-style variety shows. Information is available on our events and ticketing pages. When music rights arrangements allow, these also appear on our podcast feed.
Candid and lively discussions with theatre industry professionals, historians, educators, and activists to examine the art and business of making theatre and Shakespeare. Lively and educational, these discussions explore how theatre reflects and intertwines with history, art, current events, and our beautifully diverse world.
Uninhibited, rollicking, fun, and occasionally raucous conversations filled with fellowship, intimacy, and camaraderie. A mental break each week, Cocktail Hours invites the community to sit at the virtual table to ponder the sublime and absurd in theatre, art, pop culture, and the world of Sweet Tea Shakespeare. Libations and laughter are the order of the day, as the group ponders the sublime and the absurd.. This podcast is streamed weekly on Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s Facebook Page, and released Wednesdays at 5 pm.
Engaging and thought-provoking conversations that explore the intersectionality of pop culture, current events, and Shakespeare. With a morning talk show feel, After Hours offers timely, thought-provoking discourse and perspectives on the artistic community’s responses to current events and the arts’ place in the global community. This podcast is released weekly on Fridays at 10 pm and streamed via our public platforms.