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Shake on the Lake

Arts & Entertainment
Fast, fun, physical theatre in the spirit of Shakespeare

Live original music, character doubling, improvised play and outdoor performance settings characterize Shake on the Lake, a professional touring theatre company based on Silver Lake.

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Shake on the Lake performs an annual summer tour in July and August as well as a winter tour in December. Additional programming, including educational workshops and events, are offered throughout the year. A full schedule of current programming can be found here.

Shake on the Lake's mission is to use theatre and the performing arts to inspire and re-imagine community through performance, education, and creative placemaking. We specialize in serving rural communities and underserved populations in the Silver Lake, NY region, by bringing high-quality professional theatre productions and innovative arts education programming to the community.
Founded in 2011 by Pilar McKay and Josh Rice, Shake on the Lake began as a once-annual outdoor theatre production on the shores of Silver Lake. Now in its eighth season, SOTL has grown into a touring company that hosts professional actors from throughout the country at Silver Lake while performing in nine counties across western NY.
The company also brings arts into the local schools & communities with Arts Education residency programs, partners with Voices UnCaged to bring theatre arts into correctional facilities.