In 2013, our artistic director, Chris Canfield, saw Macbeth at Shakespeare’s Globe Theater in London. The experience inspired him to bring that level of intensity and artistry back to Boise.
The following spring, Chris called on some fellow actors and former classmates, including Samantha McAllister and Catherine Richardson, to produce their own Macbeth in a downtown Boise coffeehouse.
In 2015, Dakotah Brown joined to produce the next play, Julius Caesar, at a small brewery.
With the success of two tragedies, the troupe took the name The Boise Bard Players and put on As You Like It at Payette Brewing in 2016.
We produced four more plays—Much Ado About Nothing and The Winter’s Tale in 2017, and Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night in 2018—before becoming a nonprofit.
From there we produced Richard III and The Tempest in 2019, Antony & Cleopatra in 2020, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2021.
We’re ready to bring three amazing shows to our 2022 season: Romeo & Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and All’s Well That Ends Well.