After eight years of summer performances, Adirondack Shakespeare Company will suspend operations this season.
A number of factors contributed to the decision to suspend programming in 2018, according to an announcement sent to the press. Although educational programming during the school year provided a strong backbone for the Company, the summer season lacked much-needed financial support. Housing for the acting troupe also became a challenge early in the year when the Company learned their lease would not be renewed.
Bradway and fellow co-founder, Patrick Siler, said they would continue to explore alternative solutions for ADK Shakespeare’s future. In the meantime, they have both relocated to New York City to pursue new job opportunities. Bradway has begun working with Academics West, an accredited therapeutic education program, and Siler is working as an attorney in the Office of General Counsel at the United Nations Federal Credit Union.
The co-founders remain hopeful that Adirondack Shakespeare Company will return to the North Country in the autumn for a limited run of their Annual Hamlet in area schools, prisons, and possibly for the public.