The Shaw Project was founded in February, 1986, by David Seatter, Patrick Conlon and the late Frances Ford as a non-profit theatre company. Our purpose is to present the plays of George Bernard Shaw as well as playwrights who are contemporary with his long life. These are plays which reflect on the human condition and life, and are still pertinent today. For over 20 years, the Shaw Project has presented these plays as staged readings. In future The Shaw Project plans to add a fully staged production to each season, as well as an outreach educational program for schools and colleges.

The Shaw Project is the first company to present all of Shaw's plays in New York as STAGED readings and in chronological order.


  • Over 120 readings of over 135 plays:
    • The entire canon of plays of G.B. Shaw, including unpublished sketches and playlets
    • Plays by George Ade, Harley Granville Barker, Sir James Barrie, Max Beerbohm, John Galsworthy, W.S. Gilbert, Lady Gregory, Henrik Ibsen, W. Somerset Maugham, Sir Arthur W. Pinero, John Millington Synge, Oscar Wilde & many others  
  • Musical Events - Fully staged evenings of English Music Hall & concerts of Musical Theatre contemporary to Shaw as well as concert performances of Victor Herbert’s The Fortune Teller and Oscar Straus’s A Waltz Dream

We rely on the generosity of our audience to make it possible for us to continue offering readings of unique, often unseen plays at very low ticket prices. With rehearsal space, scripts, postage and other necessary materials becoming increasingly expensive, any and all support is deeply appreciated.

If you wish to make a donation, please make your check payable to THE SHAW PROJECT and mail it to: 

David Seatter
The Shaw Project
39-24 50th St.
Woodside, NY 11377

The Shaw Project is a qualified, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are deductible to the full extent of the law.




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