Measure for Measure

by William Shakespeare | in a modern verse translation by Aditi Kapil

Directed by Ensemble Member Mark Routhier

This production has completed its run.

September 10-29 

in NOMA's Great Hall

When depravity and debauchery threaten to corrode the whole of Vienna, a strong, willful, religious purist is handed the reigns of power in order to set things straight again. But is all as it seems? Will new power lead to moral purity, or to ultimate corruption? Shakespeare’s MEASURE FOR MEASURE is a brilliant play absurdly well-fashioned for our modern American age of divisive politics and legal retribution.

For this world-premiere production, The NOLA Project is proud to partner with PlayOn Shakespeare to present Aditi Kapil's modern-verse translation of the classic.


15th anniversary season

a co-production with

As a part of PlayOn Shakespeare, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival commissioned 36 playwrights – more than half are women and more than half are playwrights of color – each paired with a dramaturg, to translate Shakespeare’s works into contemporary modern English to celebrate the enduring impact of the Bard’s plays. These commissions challenge the playwrights to bring the same level of dramatic pressure and rigor of language to their work as is present in the originals, deepening our understanding and engagement with Shakespeare.


The NOLA Project is excited to present this classic story, and fresh translation, in NOMA’s opulent Great Hall.

This production is supported by a generous grant from the Hitz Foundation.

Nola Project


The NOLA Project is an ensemble theatre company striving to challenge, entertain, and engage diverse New Orleans audiences through high-quality and innovative performances of relevant great works, the development and production of new plays, and comprehensive theatre education opportunities.


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