About Shoe String Productions

ShoeString Productions is an informal collective of artists who come together to produce shows that are important to them.


        Stones in His Pockets                              The Glass Menagerie                                                  Art    

photo by Shoestring Productions              photo by Michael Taggart                              photo by Nick Smith


                    Zoo Story                                                 Dead Man Walking

photo by ShoeString Productions                           photo by Ian Hurst

Current Production

ShoeString Productions is one of the Community Partners of the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival's 2014 Summer Season. Join us for our production of Women of Will, a compilation of scenes and monologues of Shakespeare's women characters; from comedies to tragedies, enjoy these women's wit and passion.

Kathi E.B. Ellis directs four women guest artists in this intricately woven series of encounters between these characters. Kristi Papailler, who has participated in several of ShoeString Productions' staged readings is joined by Meg Caudill, Chelsea Skalski and Karole Spangler.

Performances of Women of Will are August 12, 14, and 16 in Central Park at 8pm. All performances are free—'free will' donations accepted.

For more information about Women of Will contact shoestringproductionsky@gmail.com. For information about the full Kentucky Shakespeare season go to www.kyshakespeare.com.


The first ShoeString Production was Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story, presented at The Rudyard Kipling, Louisville, February 2008, and at Natasha’s Cafe, Lexington, May 2008.

In February 2009, ShoeString artists collaborated with Assumption High School for their production of the stage version of Dead Man Walking, produced as part of Assumption’s annual Mission Week.

In December 2009, ShoeString produced Yasmina Reza's Art in partnership with Pyro Art Gallery.

In  June 2010, ShoeString Productions partnered with the Louisville Visual Art Association to produce Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. It coincided with the 2010 National Glass Art Conference which took place in Louisville in June, 2010. This first-produced Williams' play was staged at the historic Water Tower.

In December 2012,  ShoeString Productions was hosted by The Alley Theater for their production of Marie Jones' Stones in his Pockets.

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