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What happens when a bunch of teens embark on producing, directing and starring in the works of the Bard? Something unexpected… they may actually enjoy it.

Everyone remembers reading Shakespeare in their formative years. But these works weren’t meant to be bound, they were meant to be performed. Abigail Dickson recognized this and set out to experience and share the works of Shakespeare in their intended form with the help of her friends.

Abigail Dickson is the founder and artistic director of Youthquake Theater, a Boston-based theater company run entirely by youth aged 11-17.


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Abigail Dickson

Abigail Dickson

Abigail Dickson founded Youthquake Theater in 2012 based on a random idea that took off with a bang. Productions are organized, directed, and acted in entirely by children and teens. They focus mainly on the works of William Shakespeare. Abigail is Youthquake’s Artistic Director and directed and acted in their first production, Hamlet, as the title role. She then directed The Tempest and performed in it as Prospero and is really excited about their upcoming production of Macbeth! Other acting credits include Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden, Little Red in Into The Woods, Juror #3 in Twelve Angry Women, and Ruby Gillis in Anne of Green Gables.