The No Name Collective is a theater collective founded in 2017 by NYU Tisch and RADA classmates Maggie Hood and Annaliese Kirby who recruited a small group of members with a strong background in classical training and a love for Shakespeare. Based in New York City, they have produced three Shakespeare productions since their inception. In 2016 A Midsummer Night’s Dream set in winter then under the CTC, and in 2017 a gender swapping Macbeth under the newly solidified NNC. Twelfth Night, Or What You Will is their third production. With 2 shows behind them, the NNC has an ever growing ensemble of actors, directors, and designers that is collaborative by nature. The troupe is female led and fiscally-sponsored via Fractured Atlas.
So, what’s in a name?
We are a company paying homage to the great William Shakespeare and his contemporaries by focusing our performances on cuts of classical texts. At The No Name Collective, we are a tight-knit group of passionate artists coming together to create art through the performance of these texts, a collaboration in its truest sense - working together to truthfully tell stories that resonate as much today as ever. Our name is meaningless, as Romeo’s was to Juliet; rather to be known by the caliber of our work and the collaborative nature of the group, which by any other name would be as sweet.
“What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet"