Theatre plays written and
performed by Keir Cutler,
with year of premiere.

2024--Joan of Arc Ascending




2014--Shakespeare Crackpot

2011--Teaching Hamlet

2010--Rant Demon

2008--Teaching the Fringe

2006--Teaching As You Like It
(Teaching Shakespeare 3)

2004--Lunatic Van Beethoven

2003--Teaching Witchcraft

2002--Is Shakespeare Dead?

2001--Teaching Detroit
(Teaching Shakespeare 2)

1999--Teaching Shakespeare

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French Translation of
Teaching Shakespeare:
Fou de Shakespeare



  • Toronto Public Library 2014
  • Orlando Fringe 2014
  • Conference at Concordia University, 2014 (Portland Oregon)
  • Seminar at York University, 2012 (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Shakespeare Authorship Conference 2010 (Ashland, Oregon)
  • Shakespeare Authorship Conference 2009 (Houston, Texas)
  • Ottawa Fringe 2009
  • Edmonton Fringe 2007
  • Saskatoon Fringe 2007
  • Winnipeg Fringe 2003
  • Wildside Festival 2003 (Centaur Theatre, Montreal)
  • Toronto Fringe 2002
  • Montreal Fringe 2002



"Everyone will leave convinced the English-speaking world's greatest playwright is a hoax ... witty and compelling show." Winnipeg Free Press

"Cutler rakes Shakespeare over the coals in this magnificently witty performance." Winnipeg Sun

"In his adaptation of Mark Twain's Is Shakespeare Dead?, Keir Cutler seeks to debunk the myth that William Shakespeare wrote the plays attributed to him. Cutler presents Twain's compelling claim as though it were the closing argument at a trial, weaving humour and logic into an enjoyable feat of rhetorical sleight of hand that will have even the most devout Stratfordians reconsidering the authority of their idol. The result is a highly entertaining and engrossing 45-minute performance that accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do, leaving its audience members in rapt debate, rushing home to check their reference books." EYE Weekly

"Cutler humorously distills Twain's thesis that Shakespeare didn't actually write the great works attributed to him. It's a compelling argument . . . to great comic effect. . . . Cutler gives a strong and entertaining performance!" Orlando Sentinel

"Keir Cutler is offering one of the smartest, most thought-provoking shows . . . one of the few must-sees of the festival. And though Cutler skewers Shakespeare the man, itŐs to his credit that he fully embraces the canon." Orlando Weekly.


Other reviews:

The Gazette (Montreal)