At Hamlet Isn’t Dead, we know that shared emotional and intellectual experiences are vital to all people. As Shakespeare did, we provide an authentic sense of joy to every audience member, regardless of race, creed, religion, or financial situation. Our mission is to present the best theatrical experience possible, allowing you to witness and become part of the sublime.


We want to bring heightened theater to audiences that wouldn’t normally experience it -- and don’t necessarily know they want it!



Two Gents

William Shakespeare's first play is the gallivanting romp of two best friends, including betrayal, bandits and of course, their beloveds. Join Hamlet Isn't Dead as they take you back to the pangs of youthful love and loss in this 40 minute version, perfect to enjoy a plate of your favorite grub, and a pint of your favorite brew!



David Andrew Laws

Josh Mahaffey

Autumn Mirassou

James Rightmyer Jr


David Andrew Laws is half of Hamlet Isn't Dead's founding partnership and its Artistic Director. He's used his degree from Carnegie Mellon University to open several doors, but now he tends to rely on his overwhelming charm. He is a director, actor, writer, fight choreographer, and part-time Shakespearean Pre-K instructor, but his real passion is his temping reception job. For more, visit davidandrewlaws.com.

James Rightmyer Jr is the other half of Hamlet Isn't Dead's founding partnership and its current Executive Director.  He studied at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and has performed in all corners of the world, from Shakespeare's Globe in London to the Venetian Hotel in Macao, China.  He is thrilled to be here at the Shakespeare Pub, bringing together some of his favorite things in life: delicious food, bountiful beer and great Shakespeare.

Josh Mahaffey is happy to be rejoining Hamlet Isn’t Dead after last summer's Love's Labour's Lost and the recent King John. Other Acting credits in NY include Wally in Our Town (Tongue-in-Cheek), Van in Dog Sees God, and George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life Radio Hour (Alpha NYC). Josh is also a musician, musical credits include guitar for Big River (Brooklyn Heights Players) and The Last Five Years (Unhinged Theatre) Josh holds a BFA in acting from Otterbein University.

Autumn Mirassou has spent the last year directing a one woman show and several short plays, producing and starring in new work, and writing very dark comedies. That being said, acting is her Jam and the strand of spaghetti that seems to stick best to the wall. Autumn studied acting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (MA) in London, where they pronounce and take the p*ss out of her name beautifully. All the thanks to women of strength who have been through hell and back, who don't always get to tell their story. www.autumnmirassou.com

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Past Productions

Tales Told by a HIDiot

Tales Told by a HIDiot

Hamlet & Friends

Hamlet & Friends