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Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre Company presents the works of Shakespeare, and other classical theatre, in ‘site-specific’ locations, to provide an environmental theatrical experience. Dedicated to the cultural enrichment and education of the borough and beyond, SIST strives to illuminate the universal and lasting relevance of the classics for contemporary audiences.

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Only two more chances to catch “The Lady From The Sea”! Tonight at 8pm and tomorrow at 2pm! Get your tickets while you still can! Seating is limited! Meet Kat Sciortino our lighting designer: Kat Sciortino is excited to start her career as a lighting designer with The Lady From the Sea. She is a current student at Hunter College, and is focused on gaining a deeper knowledge of lighting design, electrician work, and stage management. “Just gotta dive straight in, that’s the best way to learn.”


“The Lady From The Sea” is back tonight for the final weekend! Three performances left—tonight and tomorrow at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm at the Staten Island Playhouse at the Empire Outlets! Meet Nikita Chernin, our fantastic stage manager: Meet Nikita Chernin, a freelance stage manager whose passion for theatre has led him to work on some incredible productions. He has already assisted on Uncle Vanya with the talented actress and our lady from the sea, Victoria Gullo, and stage managed The Merchant of Venice, PUFFS, and currently The Lady from the Sea for SIST. Nikita is now looking forward to his upcoming project, Brighton Beach Memoirs with Ghostlight. Nikita would like to extend his gratitude to the cast, crew, and creative team for their hard work and dedication to making these productions a success while having fun doing it. If you're interested in keeping up with Nikita's latest projects and updates, you can follow him on Instagram @n6chernin.


We are proud to present the cast of our next Shakespeare production, OTHELLO, directed by Ken Tirado and opening on May 12. Congratulations to all!


Who is The Stranger? Find out this weekend as “The Lady From the Sea” by Henrik Ibsen continues its run. Tickets are going fast, so grab them today and learn more at sishakespeare.org. 📸: @saveamoment 🎟️: link in bio, or visit sishakespeare.org #Ibsen #theladyfromthesea #empireoutlets #sishakespeare #statenisland #nycgo #visitstatenisland #theatre #theater


Thank you to our wonderful audiences and who joined us for opening weekend of “The Lady From The Sea”! You have three more chances to catch this Ibsen classic—Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. Meet Jack Dawson who plays Lyngstrand: Jack Dawson is a graduate of the College of Staten Island with a degree in Drama. He has appeared in Curse of the Starving Class, Merchant of Venice, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Much Ado Nothing with SI Shakespearean Theatre. He is excited to embark on this journey with his castmates. Photos by @saveamoment


This afternoons performance of “The Lady From The Sea” is at 2pm! Only four more chances to catch this wonderful production! Meet Sophia Condon who is playing Hilda: Sophia Condon (Actress/Singer)- is beyond excited to be back performing in the theatrical space after a 5 year absence. This is her first production with Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre Company. Her previous credits include: Rent (Maureen Johnson), Bus Stop (Cherie), The Laramie Project (Reggie Fluty), Cabaret (Sally Bowles). I would like to thank my family, my boyfriend and my bestest friends for always being so supportive and loving. I would especially like to thank Frank and Cara for this opportunity and for creating a space that we could all discover this beautiful story together. Photos by @saveamoment


What a wonderful opening night audience we had last night! Only five more chances to catch “The Lady From The Sea”. Meet Israel Adam Wasserstein who is playing Wangel in his 10th production with SIST! Israel Adam Wasserstein is honored to be part of this production of The Lady From The Sea by Henrik Ibsen. He is grateful for the wonderful cast and direction, the support from our amazing stage manager and crew, and the Staten Island Shakespearean theater company as a whole. Israel is thankful for support from his family, friends, and colleagues. This is his tenth production with The Staten Island Shakespearean Theater Company. He finds it hard to believe that it’s been five years since his first role as Professor Willard in Our Town, and two years since portraying Agate in Waiting for Lefty. In this play, as Dr. Wangel, he portrays the husband to Elida. Their relationship can provide insight into the way people are vulnerable to become unknowing strangers to themselves, and those around them when unable to identify the shadows in their lives. The miscommunication, or lack of communication with one’s self has great tragic potential. Facing and learning from the shadow, rather than making it a stranger, can help us heal. A powerful message that he hopes the audience will encounter. Photos by @saveamoment


“The Lady From the Sea” by Henrik Ibsen continues tonight! Tickets are going fast, so grab them today and learn more at sishakespeare.org. 📸: @saveamoment 🎟️: link in bio, or visit sishakespeare.org #Ibsen #theladyfromthesea #empireoutlets #sishakespeare #statenisland #nycgo #visitstatenisland #theatre #theater


House opens at 7:30pm


It’s Opening Night for “The Lady From The Sea”! Tonight’s performance is 8pm. If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet—don’t delay! Time to meet our lady from the sea, Victoria Gullo, who is playing Ellida! 🌊 Victoria is absolutely thrilled to be playing the part of Ellida. As a veteran of SIST, this will be Victoria’s 6th production that she has worked on! With SIST, you may have most recently seen her as Nerissa in The Merchant of Venice. She has also worked on Uncle Vanya as stage manager and will be directing Frankenstein in October! As you can see, Victoria is no stranger to all aspects of theatre. Some of her most cherished roles include, Jo March in Little Women, Meg in Crimes of the Heart, Ophelia in Hamlet, Vanda in Venus in Fur, Luisa in The Fantasticks and of course - the lead hobo named Sophie in Annie (which she’s played twice!). The role of Ellida will be soon added to that list. Victoria is also a recent graduate of Wagner College, holding her degree in Arts Administration and currently works in casting with RWS Entertainment Group. As a mother, lover, fighter, performer, and theatre professional, you can see that Victoria certainly doesn’t lack passion and drive. No matter the circumstances, she has always risen above and continues to push the envelope. She truly hopes that all who come to see Lady From the Sea enjoys her performance as it comes straight from the heart. “Many thanks and love to Frank and Cara for guiding me throughout this intense process and for leading me to bring out the best in Ellida. Moreover, thank you to insanely talented cast mates as well as our brilliant stage manager, Nikita and the rest of the SIST crew. Lastly, I’d like to thank my love, Dylan for helping me drill lines in between working long shifts with the MTA and of course my sweet Frankie who would join me in rehearsals and who is the most supportive son ever.” Photos: @saveamoment


“ The Lady From The Sea” opens tomorrow night for six performances only. Get your tickets while you still can! Meet Ritty Mahoney who is playing Arnholm: Ritty is happy to be pretending to be in Norway in a recently closed clothing store. Doing plays is a fun hobby, and you meet a lot of nice people.


“The Lady From the Sea” by Henrik Ibsen opens TOMORROW NIGHT! Tickets are going fast, so grab them today and learn more at sishakespeare.org. 📸: @saveamoment 🎟️: link in bio, or visit sishakespeare.org #Ibsen #theladyfromthesea #empireoutlets #sishakespeare #statenisland #nycgo #visitstatenisland #theatre #theater


“The Lady From The Sea” by Henrik Ibsen opens this Friday at the Staten Island Playhouse at the Empire Outlets! Meet Mike Kelly who is playing The Stranger: Mike is delighted to make his debut with SIST as the Stranger. He has been a professional audience member for many years, and is grateful for this opportunity to experience theatre from the stage. Many thanks you to the cast and crew for their constant ecouragement and patience during this process. And special thanks to Jenny, Michael, and Sean for their perpetual support, both on and off the stage. What a long, strange trip it's been.