About us

Braving the Bard is an online radio play series founded by Aly Marie Mazzie & Valleri Bowman. It came about in the midst of COVID-19 quarantine as a means to create new and exciting works of theater while still maintaining social distancing efforts.


What began as a few simple, fun readings amongst friends blossomed into something so much bigger. Now Aly & Val, along with a company of fabulous artists (Actors, Directors, SM's, etc), challenge the boundaries of what it means to create a fully auditory theater experience.

Together we are dedicated towards bringing classical works to life in free, accessible, BRAVE, new ways.

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From Stratford-Upon-Avon, sometime in April 1564, comes William Shakespeare. One of the world's most revolutionary poet/playwright's.  Inventor of over 1,700 words in the English language, and author of over 30 plays, Will here, is considered to be one of the most influential writers of the Elizabethan era.


But why should we perform his stuff?


Ahh, the million dollar question. I mean yeah, what's the point of keeping the work of some super old dude alive, right? Wrong! There's something within the work of Shakespeare's that seems to transcend beyond his time and into ours. His tangible sense of writing both reality (and the ethereal) paints a picture of times far different from our own, while still speaking to experiences we still go through today. This universality  and humanity is something we, here at BTB, are eager to explore. 

Is Shakespeare only meant for scholars?

...ABSOLUTELY NOT! Shakespeare wrote FOR the middle class. He wrote to appeal to the experiences of all people (not just the elite); so why do we hold such an elitist attitude when approaching it?

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