Park Avenue Armory and the Royal Shakespeare Company will present a new Young People's Shakespeare production of King Lear in New York City in the last two weeks of October 2012. The performances will play to an audience of more than 1,000 underserved New York City public school students invited by the Armory.

The performances at the Armory will be filmed by the RSC's in-house team, and a specially commissioned DVD version, which will include supplemental education resources for both teachers and students, will be given by New York City's Department of Education to every school in New York City in Spring 2013.

The new collaboration is a direct result of the RSC's six week residency last summer at Park Avenue Armory, which included YPS productions of Hamlet and The Comedy of Errors supported by pre- and post-show educational workshops provided by RSC ensemble actors and Park Avenue Armory teaching artists.