Marie Roche

Marie founded Community Shakespeare of New England in 2013 with the goal of enabling any interested adults to reap the benefits of studying the plays of Shakespeare. With a PhD in English Renaissance Shakespeare from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Marie teaches adult classes on Shakespeare’s plays at the Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at UMass. Her online seminars approach Shakespeare’s texts through different lenses, drawing on her knowledge of film, translations, and themes in the different plays.

In 2019, Marie was awarded a Mass Humanities Grant for Community Shakespeare of New England.

Marie was born in Douala, Cameroon and raised in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts with her husband and three daughters.