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National Endowment for the Arts 




SHAKESPEARE 

IN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES 



Engagement with great poetry in a dramatic 
setting is one of the most important learning 
opportunities we can provide young people 
in this country. These experiences develop 
intelligence on many levels and impact 
students' lives far beyond the English 
Literature classroom. They not only improve 
language skills, but also awaken empathy 
for others, and thus help to define the 
aesthetic and ethical standards of a culture. 

— Tina Packer, artistic director, Shakespeare & 
Company 



A great nation 
deserves great art. 



The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting 
excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all 
Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress 
in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is 
the nations largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, 
including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases. 



D W E S T 



Arts Midwest connects people throughout the Midwest and the world to 
meaningful arts opportunities, sharing creativity, knowledge, and understanding 
across boundaries. One of six non-profit regional arts organizations in the United 
States, Arts Midwest's history spans more than 25 years. 



COVER: The Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of The Tempest. 



PHOTO BY RICHARD TERMINE 



CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE 



Since 2003 the National Endowment for the Arts has supported the 
largest government-sponsored theatrical program since the Federal 
Theatre Project of the WPA era. Shakespeare in American Communities is 
an initiative that helps fund theater companies to tour new productions of 
Shakespeare. It started modestly as the biggest tour of Shakespeare in 
American history — but it has grown. 

The NEA Shakespeare program has now involved more than 65 
theater companies from more than 35 states. It has provided work for well 
over 1,000 actors (not counting all the directors, designers, costumers, 
and crew). It already has sponsored performances in more than 1,700 
municipalities across all 50 states, including small towns, inner-city 
neighborhoods, and military bases — and the number of cities visited 
grows every month. Hundreds of presenters have booked the plays, many 
of them offering a production of serious drama for the first time. Most 
important, almost a million high school students have now seen a 
professional production of Shakespeare. For many of these kids this 
performance marked their first experience with professional spoken 
theater. 

The Shakespeare in American Communities program works like other 
NEA grant categories. Individual theater companies apply to join the 
program, and their applications are reviewed by an independent panel of 
theater professionals. The companies choose the plays they want to tour, 
make all the artistic decisions from the production concept to the casting, 
and line up schools for touring performances or to bring students into the 
theater. The NEA and our partner, Arts Midwest, coordinate the granting 
process and create collateral materials to support the companies in their 
activities. 

The NEA created free classroom materials, including films, an audio 
guide, a teachers guide, and more, to support teaching Shakespeare in 
high schools. These educational materials have been used by more than 
16 million students to enhance their understanding and appreciation for 
the language and theatricality of Shakespeare's plays. 

Our goal with Shakespeare in American Communities, indeed with all 
of our National Initiatives, is to combine arts presentation with arts 
education while bringing the best in the arts to the broadest possible 
audience. 




Chairman Gioia at the 
Shakespeare in American 
Communities celebration 
on Capitol Hill. 

PHOTO BY STEVEN PURCELL 



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Dana Gioia 

Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts 



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' 1 Shakespeare is above all 
writers. . .the poet of nature; 
the poet that holds up to his 
readers a faithful mirrour of 
manners and of life. )) 

— Samuel Johnson 



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ABOUT 

SHAKESPEARE 
IN AMERICAN 
COMMUNITIES 

How it Started 

It was audacious from the start. Then 
it just got bigger. 

"It" was Shakespeare in 
American Communities, the largest 
tour of Shakespeare in American 
history. First announcing the program 
on April 23, 2003 (William 
Shakespeare's 439th birthday), 
National Endowment for the Arts 
Chairman Dana Gioia revealed the 
agency's ambition to "revitalize the 
longstanding American theatrical 
tradition of touring — bringing the 
best of live theater to new audiences." 
An advisory board of distinguished 
American authors and artists known 
as the Players' Guild was formed. 
This group included such luminaries 
as critic Harold Bloom, director Julie 
Taymor, and actors Michael York and 
James Earl Jones. Topping that 
impressive roster were Mrs. Laura 
Bush and then-Motion Picture 
Association of America President and 
CEO, the late Jack Valenti. The latter 
two agreed to serve as honorary 
chairs for the project. 

Once it was launched, there 
was no reining this program in. 
Shakespeare in American 
Communities spread across the 
country, introducing a new generation 
of Americans to the greatest writer in 
the English language. Over the past 
four years it has brought superb live 
theater to more than 1,700 towns 
across all 50 states, reaching new 
audiences in communities that have 
little opportunity to experience live, 
professional theater. 

The NEAs Shakespeare program 
has brought almost one million 
students to a professional 




performance of Shakespeare, but 
has reached many millions more 
through multimedia educational 
toolkits available free to teachers. 
From inner cities to rural towns to 
military bases, Shakespeare in 
American Communities continues 
to support new productions by 
hundreds of American theater 
artists and represents the Arts 
Endowment's commitment to artistic 
excellence and public outreach. 

Reviving an American 
Tradition 

America's love affair with Shakespeare 
predates its establishment as a nation. 
Colonists often included volumes of 
Shakespeare among the few and 
treasured possessions that they 
carried with them on their passage to 
the new world — to the astonishment 
of European visitors like Alexis dc 
Tocqueville. Throughout the Nth 
century Shakespeare remained the 
most popular author in America. His 
plays were frequently celebrated in 
opulent theaters and on makeshift 
stages in saloons, churches, and 
hotels across the country 
Throughout most of our history the 
majority ol Americans from ever) 
social class and various ethnic 
backgrounds knew his most famous 
speeches by heart Only in the 20th 
century did Shakespeares relationship 
with the American public begin to 



The Acting Company's 
production of Richard III in 
Phase I of Shakespeare in 
American Communities. 

PHOTO BY RICHARD TERMINE 



SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES 




Alabama Shakespeare Festival's 
production of Macbeth was taken 
to 1 3 military installations. 

PHOTO BY PHIL SCARSBROOK 



change. His plays gradually began to 
be regarded as high rather than 
popular culture. The once universally 
accessible dramatist had become our 
most sacred dramatist — to whom 
most audiences were not able to 
relate. 

Although he remains the most 
widely produced playwright in 
America, many of our youth have had 
few opportunities to experience high- 
quality presentations of Shakespeare. 
Until now. 

The National Tour - Phase I 

The Arts Endowment didn't know it 
then, but its ambitious year-long tour 
of six companies through all 50 states 
eventually would come to be known 
as "Phase 1" because the program 
would continue to grow. It began in 
September 2003 with six companies, 
selected to carry out performances 
and educational activities in all 50 
states through November 2004: 

• The Acting Company 
(New York, NY)— Richard 111 

• Aquila Theatre Company 
(New York, NY)— Othello 

• Arkansas Repertory Theatre 
(Little Rock, AR) — Romeo and 
Juliet 

• Artists Repertory Theatre 
(Portland, OR) — A Midsummer- 
Night's Dream 

• Chicago Shakespeare Theatre 
(Chicago, 1L) — Romeo and 
Juliet 

• Guthrie Theater 
(Minneapolis, MN) — Othello 

The six companies eventually visited 
172 communities in all 50 states, 
reaching audiences totaling nearly 
200,000. Special attention was paid 
to reaching small and mid-sized 
towns with limited access to the 
performing arts. From Anchorage, 
Alaska to Boone, North Carolina, 
performances brought communities 



together and inspired a renewed 
interest in the theatrical arts. 

The program also has received 
enthusiastic recognition in hundreds 
of publications, including articles in 
The Christian Science Monitor, The 
Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The 
New York Times, Readers Digest, The 
New Criterion, and American Theatre 
magazine. 

Theater companies participating 
in the national tour made a special 
effort to visit schools, supplementing 
their performances with workshops, 
lectures, and other activities in each 
community. The Arts Endowment 
supported this goal with the creation 
of the Shakespeare in American 
Communities teacher toolkit, a 
multimedia educational resource 
distributed free to teachers 
nationwide. Educational efforts were 
also supplemented by The Sallie Mae 
Fund, which supported 50 free tickets 
for students at each performance 
while also underwriting other 
Shakespeare in American Communities 
activities. 

By the end of the first phase, the 
program had reached many unlikely 
places, including a military base in 
Hawaii where Artists Repertory 
Theatre performed a bilingual 
production of A Midsummer Nights 
Dream. That production featured 
actors from the Central Dramatic 
Company of Vietnam. Chicago 
Shakespeare Theater performed 
Romeo and Juliet in small-town 
Waycross, Georgia, where the 
community promoted it as 
"Shakespeare in the Swamp." 

NEA Meets DOD: An Historic 
Partnership 

In an unprecedented effort to make 
the National Endowment for the Arts 
truly national, the NEA decided to 
create the first program in its history 
dedicated to reaching military 



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personnel and their families. Needless 
to say, that plan turned some heads 
and spawned some doubters. 
Shakespeare was about to join the 
ranks of Bob Hope and the Dallas 
Cowboy Cheerleaders as 
entertainment for the troops. And the 
bard more than held his own. 

Professional Shakespeare 
productions were presented at bases in 
14 states for military personnel and 
their families. According to Chairman 
Gioia, "We currently have the best 
educated military in the history of the 
United States. If we are truly going to 
fulfill our charge of bringing art of 
indisputable excellence to all 
Americans, we have to reach into 
communities where we've never gone 
before." 

To the surprise of both the arts 
and political worlds, the NEA sought 
and achieved a successful partnership 
with the Department of Defense 
(DoD). In September 2004, with a $1 
million appropriation from DoD, the 
Arts Endowment visited 18 military 
bases with professional, fully staged 
performances of Shakespeare, along 
with related educational activities for 
military families. 

Alabama Shakespeare Festival 
was selected to tour its production of 
Macbeth to 13 military installations 
(the other five bases were visited by 
the Aquila Theatre Company, The 
Acting Company, and Artists 
Repertory Theatre). Performances 
were accompanied by educational 
workshops for base youth whenever 
possible. As most bases did not have 
a conventional theater, performances 
were presented in movie theaters, 
auditoriums, and in one case, an 
airplane hangar shared with fighter 
jets. 

The tour was enthusiastically 
received by military audiences. Movie 
theater venues offered popcorn and 
sodas, and the crowd was vocal in its 



appreciation. Military personnel 
brought their families; young couples 
made it a date night. The action- 
packed soldiers tale of Macbeth — a 
story of power, scheming, and 
ambition — held audiences spellbound. 

As one military spouse at 
Holloman Air Force Base stated, 
"Tonight for the first time in many 
years, I have had the pure joy of 
being a part of a theatrical journey 
into another time and place, and I 
was able to share it with my two 
young daughters... . At intermission, 
my nine-year-old daughter said 
happily, 'Mommie, I get it! It's 
Shakespeare and I get it!' She and my 
five-year-old, who not only sat still for 
(my main concern!) but also enjoyed 
the performance will remember this 
when they are my age. Thank you all 
so much for bringing this fantastic 
production to a small community in 
southern New Mexico that otherwise 
would never be exposed to such 
quality. You have genuinely touched 
our family" 

Shakespeare for a New 
Generation - Phase II 

After nearly a year of touring, it 
became clear that there was a vast and 
eager audience for what Shakespeare 
in American Communities was 
providing. So why not keep going? 
Why not zero in even more on a new 
generation of theatergoers? Why not 
hook them on a lifelong engagement 
with the power of live theater, the 
wonders of the English language, and 
the masterpieces of William 
Shakespeare? The summer of 2004 
saw the launch of the next phase of 
Shakespeare in American 
Communities: Shakespeare for a 
New Generation 

The program grew from the initial 
national tour ol six companies to an 
annual affair main tunes that original 



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As part of California 
Shakespeare Theater's 
Student Discovery 
program, students 
participate in a post-show 
discussion with the cast of 
As You Like It. 

PHOTO BY JAY YAMADA 



size, with some 35 companies 
involved each year. Selected 
companies receive grants of 
approximately $25,000 to support 
performances and related educational 
activities designed to deepen the 
appreciation and understanding of 
Shakespeare for participating 
students. 

Through the first four years, 
Shakespeare for a New Generation 
has awarded 128 competitive grants, 
supporting the work of more than 65 
theater companies, employing more 
than 1,000 actors, directors, and crew, 
in bringing Shakespeare to life for 
almost one million students. 

Shakespeare for a New 
Generation has enabled theater 
companies to offer more 
performances to schools for free or 
for radically reduced rates. It has 
expanded the geographic reach of 
their touring programs and provided 
improved access to the arts for 
underserved schools. Models for 
teacher training and the design of 
study materials have been established 
or improved upon, and the artistic 
output among the most competitive 
theater companies who apply has 
been further enhanced. 

Shakespeare for a New 
Generation will help build future 
audiences by educating and inspiring 
students to become informed 
theatergoers, and perhaps even active 
participants within the arts and civic 
organizations that bring distinction to 
their communities. 



The prestige of a Shakespeare for 
a New Generation grant has allowed 
theater companies to leverage new 
connections with funders as well as 
teachers, school boards, and local arts 
agencies. A prime example of this 
success has been the Atlanta 
Shakespeare Company, which as a 
direct result of its grant now works 
with every high school in the city of 
Atlanta. According to the theater 
company, "The City of Atlanta's 
Bureau of Cultural Affairs and the 
Atlanta Public Schools are now citing 
this program as an example of what 
they would like to do with every 
grade level in the Atlanta Public 
Schools system. Thanks to 
Shakespeare for a New Generation we 
had the opportunity to form 
partnerships with the leadership, 
administration, and board of Atlanta 
Public Schools while deepening our 
relationship with the City of Atlanta's 
Bureau of Cultural Affairs." 

Investing in Live Theater — 
Companies, Actors, 
Audiences 

"To-morrow, and to-morrow, 

and to-morrow" 

-Macbeth 

As it grows, the Shakespeare program 
continues to reach across the whole 
eco-system of American theater. "It 
provides high-quality employment for 
actors," remarked Chairman Gioia, 
"as well as support for theater 
companies, superb performances for 
new audiences, and — best of all — a 
chance for students to see the play 
they are studying in school." For 
most of these students, the NEA- 
sponsored Shakespeare performance 
will be their first experience of live, 
professional theater, a perfect gateway 
to a lifetime of enjoying the 
performing arts. 



SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES 



SHAKESPEARE IN 
AMERICAN 
COMMUNITIES 
TEACHER TOOLKIT 

The NEA has created a kit with 
everything a teacher might need to 
bring Shakespeare alive in middle- 
and high-school classrooms. The box 
set contains, among other things, an 
audio CD, two award-winning films, 
recitation contest, and posters, 
especially created as a coherent 
curriculum. These items were 
designed as a fresh, enlivened, 
relevant series of lessons — after all, 
you can't teach theater without a little 
showbiz. Free to any teacher, and 
with almost 45,000 copies requested 
to date (reaching more than 16 
million students), this toolkit has 
proven an important part of the 
American high school curriculum. 

Highlights 

• An Introduction to Shakespeare 
(Audio-guide). This compact disc 
features the voices of James Earl 
Jones, Harold Bloom, Mel Gibson, 
Vaclav Havel, Michael York, Jane 
Alexander, and Zooey Deschanel, 
immersing students in Elizabethan 
language and theater. A highlight 
is a segment exploring of the 
possibilities of performance, in 
which Jones, York, and Gibson 
each take a turn (with very 
different results!) at Hamlets 
famous "To be or not to be" 
soliloquy. 

• Shakespeare in Our Time (VHS). 
This award-winning film by 
Hillman & Carr proves the 
relevance of Shakespeare today 
through the creative weaving of 
more than 50 clips from feature 
films, stage and television 
performances of Shakespeare's 
plays, and from such related 



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movies as Shakespeare in Love, 
Elizabeth, and JO Things I Hate 
About You. Hosted and narrated by 
two talented actors from 
Washington, DCs Shakespeare 
Theatre Company, the video 
fashions these clips into an 
exploration of Shakespeares life, 
Elizabethan society, theater in 
Shakespeares day, the stories that 
inspired the plays, Shakespeares 
characters, the beauty of his 
language, and the influence his 
work has had in the United States 
and around the world. 
Why Shakespeare? (DVD). This 
award-winning film by Larry 
Bridges is a fascinating look at how 
becoming involved in theater can 
transform kids' lives. Focusing on 
Shakespeare Festival/LAs program 
for at-risk kids in East Los Angeles, 
Why Shakespeare? also leatures 
recitations and commentarj b\ 
Tom Hanks. William Shatner. 
Martin Sheen. Bill Pullman. Julie 
faymor, Christina Applegate, and 
Chiwetel Ejiofor. The film is tunny 
insightful, and deeply moving. 
Why Shakespeare? answers the 

title's question, showing students 
the best reasons to Stud) 

Shakespeare. 



"As a teacher, I have been 
especially grateful for the 
curricular materials. The 
posters adorn my classroom, 
and I have gotten great use 
out of the films and CD in 
my elective class. My 
students just recently 
memorized and presented 
the Recitation Contest 
monologues in 
class; what an exciting 
experience!" 

— feachei i apitolia, CA 



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AMERICAN PLAYERS 
THEATRE 

(SPRING GREEN, Wl) 

Each year, American Players Theatre 
brings as many as 16,000 students 
from Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, and 
Minnesota into their Spring Green, 
Wisconsin, theater to experience a 
matinee performance of a mainstage 
Shakespeare production. One 
production also is re-mounted to tour 
to seven Wisconsin communities, 
reaching an additional 7,500 students, 
many of whom are from rural or 
urban areas. Performances are 
accompanied by workshops that 
introduce students to themes of the 
plays and explore various techniques 
used to make the story, language, 
characters, and themes vivid and 
accessible to students. 



It is truly rewarding to watch as even the most 
reluctant student becomes swept up in the 
language of the play, making connections 
between what they read in class, what they 
see on stage, and what they experience in life. « « 

— American Players Theatre 

American Players 
Theatre's production 
of Twelfth Night. 

PHOTO BY ZANE WILLIAMS 



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AQUILA THEATRE 
COMPANY 

(NEW YORK, NY) 

On September 20, 2003, Aquila 
Theatre Company kicked off the 
national tour of Shakespeare in 
American Communities with a 
performance of Othello for audiences 
in New London, Connecticut, before 
moving on to another 59 cities as part 
of the tour. As a participant also in 
Shakespeare for a New Generation, 
Aquilas long tradition of national 
touring has enabled the company to 
bring Shakespeare in American 
Communities performances to 
thousands of students in underserved 
communities across the United States. 



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Students enjoyed the Aquila 
Theatre's production of 
Othello after reading and 
discussing the play. It 
drew them back to the 
text for a lively discussion 
of character traits, 
motivations, and choices. } } 

— Teacher, Orono, ME 




Aquila Theatre Company's 
production of Othello. 

PHOTO BY A. VINCENT SCARANO 



INDIANA REPERTORY 
THEATRE 

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) 

Through innovative videoconferenced 
workshops, Indiana Repertory 
Theatres educational outreach 
program makes excellent use of 
technology to expand the impact of 
its classroom programs to distant 
areas throughout Indiana and beyond. 
Since 2004, Shakespeare for a New 
Generation has supported 
productions of A Midsummer Nights 
Dream, King Lear, Twelfth Night, and 
Hamlet. 



Indiana Repertory Theatre's 

production of King Lear. 

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How else would my rural 
students be exposed to great 
performances? The value this 
opportunity gave to my students 
is really immeasurable. •) } 

— feacher. Muncic. IN 



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Montana Shakespeare 

in the Parks 

production of A 

Midsummer Nights 

Dream. 

PHOTO BY WINSLOW 
STUDIO & GALLERY 




MONTANA 
SHAKESPEARE 
IN THE PARKS 

(BOZEMAN, MT) 

For more than 30 years, Montana 
Shakespeare in the Parks has brought 
performances to audiences in some of 
the most rural communities of 
Montana and northern Wyoming. 
The summer tour of free performances 
regularly achieves the unexpected: it 
lures audiences hundreds of 
miles away to a small-town 
Shakespeare performance. 
The educational program, 
Shakespeare in the Schools, 
reaches as many as 15,000 
students each year with 
performances and 
educational workshops. 




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When you witness students in 
grades K-12 focus their full 
attention on a program such as we 
had yesterday, you understand and 
appreciate the value of what they 
are seeing and more important how 
they are adding to their bank of 
experiences and knowledge. } } 

— Superintendent, Geraldine 
Public Schools, Geraldine, MT 



OREGON 

SHAKESPEARE 

FESTIVAL 

(ASHLAND, OR) 

Nationally recognized for its artistic 
excellence, Oregon Shakespeare 
Festival's commitment to arts learning 
can be seen in the sheer quantity of 
youth reached every year through its 
many educational programs. In 2006 
alone, more than 70,000 students 
attended productions and events at 
Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The 
touring School Visit Program reached 
another 80,000 students in 10 states: 
Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, 



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Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 
production of The Merry 
Wives of Windsor. 

PHOTO BY T. CHARLES ERICKSON 



PERSEVERANCE 
THEATRE 

(JUNEAU, AK) 



• • Listening to [students'] 
reactions after the 
performances and the 
workshops I had a 
profound sense that I was 
participating in something 
that could be life 
changing, something that 
had the power to shape 
opinions and open up 
avenues for these kids. } } 

— Teacher, Hermiston, OR 



Perseverance Theatre's all- 
Alaska Native production of 
Macbeth was reprised for 
Washington, DC, audiences 
in March 2007 at the 
National Museum of the 
American Indian as part of 
the Shakespeare in 
Washington festival. 

PHOTO BY ERIC TORGERSON 



Kansas, Montana, Nevada, 
New Hampshire, Oregon, and 
Washington. 

Performances for students are 
supplemented hy numerous 
opportunities for hands-on 
workshops, post-show discussions 
with cast members, pre-show 
discussions with technicians and 
stage managers, and in-depth 
explorations of stagecraft. 



Over the course of three weeks in 
2004, cast and crew members from 
Perseverance Theatre toured Macbeth 
to six communities spread out over 
2,000 miles — twice the size of Texas — 
moving from the seaside towns of 
Southeast Alaska to the Arctic Circle, 
from small, isolated villages to the 
states largest urban center. Some 
communities were so remote that cast, 
crew, and set arrived by plane or boat. 



Performed by a cast of 13 Alaska 
Native actors, Perseverance's 
performance of Macbeth reflected 
Alaska's unique character by setting 
the play in the context of Southeast 
Alaska's indigenous Tlingit culture, 
fusing Shakespeare's language with the 
drumming, dancing, and visual design 
of the Tlingit people. 



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Being involved in this initiative has given students a 
broader perspective of the world and their part in it. 
Having the parts played by Native individuals allowed 
students to see their future different from before. 
Families were brought together to enjoy this enriching 
experience which isn't often available in Hoonah. » » 

— Teacher, Hoonah, AK 




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SHAKESPEARE & 
COMPANY 

(LENOX, MA) 

Shakespeare & Company's multi- 
faceted educational programs have 
long served as a model for other 
Shakespeare programs nationwide. 
One component, their New England 
Tour of Shakespeare, addresses the 
growing need for arts experiences 
for students in underserved areas in 
New England and for children at 
risk in inner-city and rural areas. 



With the support of Shakespeare 
in American Communities, 
Shakespeare & Company is able 
to bring these performances into 
schools that have not been 
previously exposed to the program, 
expanding its geographic reach 
and serving more than 25,000 
students annually. 

Shakespeare & Company's 
production of Hamlet. 

PHOTO BY KEVIN SPRAQUE 





THE SHAKESPEARE 
FESTIVAL AT TULANE 

(NEW ORLEANS, LA) 

In April 2006, seven months after the 
disaster of Hurricane Katrina, The 
Shakespeare Festival at Tulane overcame 
challenges including closed schools, 
absent students, bus driver shortages, 
reduced budgets, and actors living in 
FEMA trailers to offer A Midsummer 
Night's Dream to 750 delighted students. 




The Shakespeare Festival 
at Tulane's production of 
Romeo and Juliet. 

PHOTO BY BRAD ROBBERT 



As the New Orleans school district 
rebuilds, the active engagement of 
The Shakespeare Festival at Tulane 
plays a pivotal role in reminding the 
city of the importance of arts 
education in the curriculum 



A member of the Utah 
Shakespearean Festival 
conducts a workshop for 
students. 

PHOTO BY SUSAN PIERCE 



UTAH 

SHAKESPEAREAN 

FESTIVAL 

(CEDAR CITY, UT) 

Founded in 1961, the Utah 
Shakespearean Festival is known for 
its expansive reach and innovative 
education programs. Their ambitious 
annual touring programs serve the 
festivals mission to "entertain, 
enrich, and educate audiences," 
including those who live in the 
many underserved communities of 
the Intermountain West. 

Each year, the Utah Shakespearean 
Festival brings its Shakespeare-in- 
the-Schools tour to more than 
60 schools and communities 
throughout Utah, Nevada, 
Arizona, and Idaho. In addition 
to performances, the program 
provides interactive acting 
workshops taught by theater 
professionals, empowering rural 
students to both observe and 
participate in a live theatrical 
performance at their school. 





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The Utah Shakespearean 
Festival gave my students 
a perfect opportunity to 
explore the world and open 
themselves to learning not 
just about Shakespeare, 
but also about themselves. } } 

— High School Principal. 
Logan, UT 



Utah Shakespearean 
Festival's production of 
The Taming of the Shrew. 

PHOTO BY KARL HUGH 





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San Francisco 

Shakespeare 

Festival 




SHAKESPEARE 




Participating Theater Companies 



Guthrie Theater 




American Players Theatre 



# Milwaukee Shakespeare 



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Chicago Shakespeare Theater 



Indiana Repertory Theatre 





The Pennsylvania 
Shakespeare 
Festival at DeSales 
University 




Shakespeare Festival 
of St. Louis ik 

St. Louis Black 
Repertory Company 




Cincinnati Playhouse 
in the Park 

Cincinnati 

Shakespeare 

Company 




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Actors Theatre of Louisville 

Kentucky Shakespeare Festival 

Stage One: The LotifcyjUe-^ 
Children's Theatre 



The People's 
Light & Theatre 
Company 

Lantern Theater 
Company 

The Philadelphia 

Shakespeare 

, Festival 



American 

Shakes 

Center 





The Theater at Monmouth 



Shakespeare & Company 



Trinity Repertory Company 



Hartford Stage Company 
Long Wharf Theatre 



Yale Repertory Theatre 



Shakespeare^^ ^ 



Nashville Shakespeare Festival 



insas Repertory Theatre 




S rn±nv Walltown Ch 
Stage Company Jheatre 



The Shakespeare 
Theatre of New 
Jersey 

Baltimore 

Shakespeare 

Festival 

Shakespeare Theatre Company 



The Acting Company 

Aquila Theatre 
Company 

Theatre for a New 
Audience 



The Warehouse Theatre 



Atlanta Shakespeare Company 
Georgia Shakespeare Festival 




New Stage Theatre 



Alabama Shakespeare Festival 





Contemporary Arts 
Center with Dog & Pony 
Theatre Company 

The Shakespeare Festival 
atTulane 



Asolo Theatre 




Orlando Shakespeare Theater 



Teatro Avante 



• More than 1 ,700 cities in all 
50 states and the District of 
Columbia served to date, 
including military bases 

• More than 65 professional 
theater companies participating, 
giving 3,000 performances and 
6,000 workshops to date 

• More than 3,000 schools 
reached, bringing performances 
to more than 800,000 students 
to date 

• More than one million people in 
attendance to date 



Toolkits reached more than 16 
million students to date 



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PARTICIPATING 

THEATER 

COMPANIES 




Students perform a 
scene from Pericles as 
part of the Shakespeare 
Theatre Company's 
Text Alive! program. 

PHOTO BY JOE MCCARY 



ALABAMA 

Alabama Shakespeare Festival 

Montgomery, AL 

Year 1 (Macbeth), Year 4 (Henry VI, 

Parts I and II, Richard III) 

ALASKA 

Alaska Theatre of Youth, Cyrano's 
Theatre Company (formerly 
Eccentric Theatre Company), and 
Edgeware 

Anchorage, AK 

Year 2 (A Midsummer Nights Dream), 

Year 5 (Othello) 

Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre 

Fairbanks, AK 

Year 3 (educational program: Bard- 

a-Thon) 

Perseverance Theatre 

Douglas, AK 

Year 2 (Macbeth), Year 4 (Macbeth) 

ARIZONA 

Arizona Theatre Company 

Tucson, AZ 

Year 4 (Twelfth Night) 

ARKANSAS 

Arkansas Repertory Theatre 

Little Rock, AR 

Year 1 (Romeo and Juliet), Year 3 (The 

Comedy of Errors) 

CALIFORNIA 

A Noise Within 

Glendale, CA 

Year 3 (Othello, The Tempest), Year 4 (As 

You Like It) 

California Shakespeare Theater 

Berkeley, CA 

Year 4 (As You Like It, The Merry Wives 

of Windsor), Year 5 (King Lear) 

The Old Globe 

San Diego, CA 

Year 3 (The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, 

The Winter's Tale, Richard III) 

San Diego Repertory Theatre 

San Diego, CA 
Year 2 (King Lear) 



San Francisco Shakespeare Festival 

San Francisco, CA 

Year 3 (The Two Gentlemen of Verona), 

Year 4 (The Comedy of Errors) 

Shakespeare Festival/LA 

Los Angeles, CA 

Year 1 (Shakespeare Comes to LA 
festival), Year 3 (educational program: 
youth production of As You Like It) 

Shakespeare Santa Cruz 

Santa Cruz, CA 

Year 2 (The Winter's Tale), Year 3 (As 
You Like It), Year 4 (The Tempest), Year 
5 (Romeo and Juliet) 

The Will Geer Theatricum 
Botanicum 

Topanga, CA 

Year 2 (A Midsummer Night's Dream, 
The Winter's Tale), Year 3 (A Midsummer 
Night's Dream), Year 4 (Romeo and Juliet, 
Twelfth Night), Year 5 (The Tempest, 
A Midsummer Nights Dream) 

CONNECTICUT 

Hartford Stage Company 
Hartford, CT 
Year 2 (Othello) 

Long Wharf Theatre 

New Haven, CT 

Year 3 (A Midsummer Night's Dream) 

Yale Repertory Theatre 

New Haven, CT 

Year 2 (The Comedy of Errors), Year 3 

(All's Well That Ends Well) 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 

Shakespeare Theatre Company 

Washington, DC 

Year 2 (Macbeth, Pericles, The Tempest), 
Year 5 (Julius Caesar, Antony and 
Cleopatra, The Taming of the Shrew) 

FLORIDA 

Asolo Theatre 

Sarasota, FL 

Year 2 (A Midsummer Night's Dream) 



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Orlando Shakespeare Theater 

Orlando, FL 

Year 4 (King Lear, The Merry Wives oj 
Windsor), Year 5 (Alls Well That Ends 
Well, The Comedy of Errors, Cymbeline, 
Richard II) 

Teatro Avante 

Miami, FL 

Year 3 (The Tempest (Una Tempestad)) 

GEORGIA 

Atlanta Shakespeare Company 

Atlanta, GA 

Year 2 (A Midsummer Nights Dream), 

Year 3 (A Midsummer Nights Dream), 

Year 4 (A Midsummer Nights Dream, 

Macbeth) 

Georgia Shakespeare Festival 

Atlanta, GA 

Year 3 (Macbeth), Year 5 (Romeo and 

Juliet) 

IDAHO 

Idaho Shakespeare Festival 

Boise, ID 

Year 2 (The Taming oj the Shrew), Year 3 
(The Tempest), Year 4 (Much Ado About 
Nothing), Year 5 (Hamlet) 

ILLINOIS 

Chicago Shakespeare Theater 

Chicago, IL 

Year 1 (Romeo and Juliet) 

INDIANA 

Indiana Repertory Theatre 

Indianapolis, IN 

Year 2 (A Midsummer Nights Dream), 
Year 3 (King Lear), Year 4 (Twelfth 
Night), Year 5 {Hamlet) 

KENTUCKY 

Actors Theatre of Louisville 

Louisville, KY 

Year 3 (Twelfth Night) 

Kentucky Shakespeare Festival 

Louisville, KY 

Year 5 (Julius Caesar) 



Stage One: The Louisville 
Children's Theatre 

Louisville, KY 

Year 4 (A Midsummer Nights Dream) 

LOUISIANA 

Contemporary Arts Center with 
Dog & Pony Theatre Company 

New Orleans, LA 

Year 5 (The Taming oj the Shrew) 

The Shakespeare Festival at Tulane 

New Orleans, LA 

Year 2 (Macbeth), Year 3 (A Midsummer 
Nights Dream), Year 4 (Romeo and 
Juliet), Year 5 (Hamlet or The Taming oj 
the Shrew) 

MAINE 

The Theater at Monmouth 

Monmouth, ME 

Year 2 (The Merry Wives oj Windsor), 
Year 3 (Henry V), Year 4 (Romeo and 
Juliet), Year 5 (Macbeth) 

MARYLAND 

Baltimore Shakespeare Festival 

Baltimore, MD 

Year 5 (The Winter's Tale) 

MASSACHUSETTS 

Shakespeare & Company 

Lenox, MA 

Year 2 (Julius Caesar), Year 3 (Hamlet), 

Year 4 (Macbeth), Year 5 (A Midsummer 

Nights Dream) 

MINNESOTA 

Guthrie Theater 

Minneapolis, MN 

Year 1 (Othello). Year 3 (Hamlet), Year 4 

(The Merchant oj Venice) 



"Students have returned to 
The Shakespeare Theatre 
to enjoy productions with 
their families and, most 
importantly, are eager to 
learn more about classical 
theatre in the classroom. 
Theatre is an invaluable 
tool in education as it 
draws people into the 
world of the characters 
and, in so doing, engages 
all the faculties and the 
senses. The students live 
through the experience." 

— Teacher. Washington, DC 



Shakespeare I estiva] of 

St. I onis 200(-> touring 
production of Soothsayin' 
A Stylin' Julius ( aesar, 

PHOTO BY J. DAVID LEVY 





Shakespeare Santa Cruz's 
production of As You Like It. 

PHOTO BY STEVE DIBARTOLOMEO 



MISSISSIPPI 

New Stage Theatre 

Jackson, MS 

Year 5 (A Midsummer Nights Dream) 

MISSOURI 

Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis 

Saint Louis, MO 

Year 3 (Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet), 

Year 4 (Julius Caesar, Much Ado About 

Nothing) 

St. Louis Black Repertory 
Company 

St. Louis, MO 
Year 5 (Othello) 

MONTANA 

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks 

Bozeman, MT 

Year 2 (Romeo and Juliet), Year 3 (The 
Merchant of Venice), Year 4 (The Comedy 
of Errors), Year 5 (Othello) 

NEBRASKA 

Nebraska Shakespeare Festival 

Omaha, NE 

Year 4 (The Taming of the Shrew), 

Year 5 (Romeo and Juliet) 

NEVADA 

Nevada Shakespeare Company 

Reno, NV 

Year 3 (Richard III, Hamlet) 

NEW JERSEY 

The Shakespeare Theatre of New 
Jersey 

Madison, NJ 

Year 2 (Hamlet, A Midsummer Nights 
Dream, Macbeth, Hemy V), Year 3 
(Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Nights 
Dream), Year 4 (Julius Caesar, A 
Midsummer Nights Dream), Year 5 
(Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Nights 
Dream) 

NEW YORK 

The Acting Company 

New York, NY 

Year 1 (Richard III), Year 3 (Macbeth), 

Year 5 (The Tempest) 



Aquila Theatre Company 

New York, NY 

Year 1 (Othello), Year 3 (Hamlet), Year 4 
(Romeo and Juliet), Year 5 (Julius Caesar, 
Much Ado About Nothing) 

Theatre for a New Audience 

New York, NY 

Year 4 (The Merchant of Venice), Year 5 

(Antony and Cleopatra) 

NORTH CAROLINA 

North Carolina Stage Company 

Asheville, NC 

Year 4 (A Midsummer Nights Dream) 

Walltown Children's Theatre 

Durham, NC 

Year 5 (Romeo and Juliet) 

OHIO 

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park 

Cincinnati, OH 
Year 2 (Twelfth Night) 

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 

Cincinnati, OH 

Year 4 (Macbeth, Hamlet, A Midsummer 
Nights Dream, As You Like It, The 
Tempest), Year 5 (The Taming of the 
Shrew, Julius Caesar) 

OREGON 

Artists Repertory Theatre 

Portland, OR 

Year 1 (A Midsummer Night's Dream) 

Oregon Shakespeare Festival 

Ashland, OR 

Year 3 (Richard III, Twelfth Night, Low's 
Labor's Lost, The Winter's Tale), Year 4 
(The Two Gentlemen of Verona, King 
John, The Merry Wives of Windsor, As 
You Like It), Year 5 (Romeo and Juliet, 
The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew, A 
Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello) 

PENNSYLVANIA 

Lantern Theater Company 

Philadelphia, PA 
Year 5 (Othello) 



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The Pennsylvania Shakespeare 
Festival at DeSales University 

Center Valley, PA 

Year 3 (Romeo and Juliet), Year 5 (The 

Winters Tale, The Taming of the Shrew, 

Macbeth) 

The People's Light & Theatre 
Company 

Malvern, PA 

Year 2 (A Midsummer Nights Dream), 

Year 4 (Twelfth Night) 

The Philadelphia Shakespeare 
Festival 

Philadelphia, PA 

Year 4 (Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, 

Hamlet) 

RHODE ISLAND 

Trinity Repertory Company 

Providence, RI 

Year 3 (Hamlet), Year 5 (Richard 111) 

SOUTH CAROLINA 

The Warehouse Theatre 

Greenville, SC 

Year 3 (The Taming of the Shrew, 

Macbeth), Year 4 (Julius Caesar), Year 5 

(A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo 

andjuliet) 

TENNESSEE 

Nashville Shakespeare Festival 

Nashville, TN 
Year 4 (Macbeth) 

TEXAS 

Dallas Theater Center 

Dallas, TX 

Year 4 (The Taming of the Shrew) 

Main Street Theater 

Houston, TX 

Year 4 (The Taming of the Shrew), Year 5 

(The Merchant of Venice) 

Shakespeare Festival of Dallas 

Dallas, TX 

Year 3 (Twelfth Night) 



UTAH 

Utah Shakespearean Festival 

Cedar City, UT 

Year 2 (The Taming of the Shrew), Year 3 
(Macbeth), Year 4 (A Midsummer Nights 
Dream), Year 5 (Romeo andjuliet) 

VIRGINIA 

American Shakespeare Center 

Staunton, VA 

Year 3 (Much Ado About Nothing), Year 

5 (The Taming of the Shrew) 

WASHINGTON 

Seattle Shakespeare Company 

Seattle, WA 

Year 3 (Romeo andjuliet, Richard III, 
Much Ado About Nothing), Year 4 
(Macbeth), Year 5 (Macbeth) 

WISCONSIN 

American Players Theatre 

Spring Green, WI 

Year 2 (Twelfth Night, Othello), Year 3 

(Macbeth, The Merry Wives of Windsor), 

Year 4 (Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar 

Measure for Measure), Year 5 (The 

Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About 

Nothing) 

Milwaukee Shakespeare 

Milwaukee, WI 

Year 4 (Much Ado About Nothing. 
Macbeth, Henry IV, Part 1). Year 5 (Henry 
IV, Part 11, Hamlet) 




Plays Performed 

A Midsummer Night's Dream 

All's Well That Ends Well 

Antony and Cleopatra 

As You Like It 

The Comedy of Errors 

Cymbeline 

Hamlet 

Henry IV, Part I 

Henry IV, Part II 

Henry V 

Henry VI, Part I 

Henry VI, Part II 

Julius Caesar 

King John 

King Lear 

Love's Labor's Lost 

Macbeth 

Measure for Measure 

The Merchant of Venice 

The Merry Wives of Windsor 

Much Ado About Nothing 

Othello 

Pericles 

Richard II 

Richard III 

Romeo and Juliet 

The Taming of the Shrew 

The Tempest 

Twelfth Night 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona 

The Winter's Tale 



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production of the Tempest 

PHOTO BY CRAIG SCHWARTZ 



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CITIES SERVED 
BY NEA'S 
SHAKESPEARE 
IN AMERICAN 
COMMUNITIES 

More than 65 
professional theater 
companies have brought 
Shakespeare's plays to all 
50 states and the District 
of Columbia, reaching 
more than 3,000 schools 
in more than 1,700 cities. 
In addition to the 
performances, the 
companies also held 
educational workshops 
for middle and high 
schools, enhancing the 
experience of the play for 
participating students. 



ALABAMA 

Daphne 

Florence 

Greensboro 

Irvington 

Maxwell AFB 

Montgomery 

Selma 

Summerdale 

Tuskegee 

Union Springs 

ALASKA 

Anchor Point 

Anchorage 

Barrow 

Bethel 

Chugiak 

Cordova 

Eagle River 

Fairbanks 

Fort Richardson 

Fritz Creek 

Healy 

Homer 

Hoonah 

Juneau 

Ketchikan 

Kodiak 

Kotzebue 

McGrath 

Nenana 

Nome 

Palmer 

Seldovia 

Sitka 

St. Paul 

Takotna 

Tok 

Unalaska 

Yaldez 

Wasilla 

ARIZONA 

Bapchule 

Casa Grande 

Chinle 

Cottonwood 

Douglas 

Elgin 

Flagstaff 

Fort Defiance 

Kayenta 

Lake Havasu City 

Mesa 

Nogales 



Parker 

Peoria 

Phoenix 

Queen Creek 

San Simon 

Scottsdale 

Sells 

St. David 

Teec Nos Pos 

Tuba City 

Tucson 

Willcox 

Winslow 

Yuma 

ARKANSAS 

Alma 

Blytheville 

Brinkley 

Cherry Valley 

DeWitt 

Dumas 

Fayetteville 

Forrest City 

Harrisburg 

Helena 

Jonesboro 

Lake Village 

Monticello 

Russellville 

CALIFORNIA 

Alamo 

Anderson 

Antioch 

Aptos 

Arbuckle 

Areata 

Atwater 

Baldwin Park 

Bay Point 

Benicia 

Berkeley 

Beverly Hills 

Bolinas 

Brentwood 

Burbank 

Burney 

Byron 

Calexico 

Calistoga 

Calpella 

Canby 

Capitola 

Carlsbad 

Carmel 

Carmichael 



Carson 

Castro Valley 

Castroville 

Cerritos 

Chatsworth 

Chico 

Chula Vista 

Citrus Heights 

Claremont 

Clayton 

Cloverdale 

Clovis 

Colusa 

Compton 

Concord 

Coronado 

Corralitos 

Cottonwood 

Crescent City 

Cupertino 

Danville 

Davis 

Denver 

Dublin 

Dunsmuir 

Durham 

Edwards AFB 

El Cajon 

El Cerrito 

El Dorado 

El Sobrante 

Elk Grove 

Emeryville 

Encinitas 

Escalon 

Escondido 

Etna 

Eureka 

Fair Oaks 

Fairfax 

Fairfield 

Fallbrook 

Felton 

Forestville 

Fortuna 

Freedom 

Fremont 

Fresno 

Gait 

Gig Harbor 

Glendale 

Goleta 

Granada Hills 

Grass Valley 

Greenfield 

Greenville 

Groveland 



Hacienda Heights 

Happy Camp 

Hawthorne 

Hayfork 

Hayward 

Hemet 

Hillsborough 

Homewood 

Hornbrook 

Idyllwild 

Imperial Beach 

Imperial Valley 

Julian 

Junction City 

Kingsburg 

Lajolla 

La Mesa 

Lafayette 

Lakeside 

Lancaster 

Larkspur 

Lennox 

Leucadia 

Lewiston 

Lincoln 

Livermore 

Lodi 

Loomis 

Los Angeles 

Los Gatos 

Lower Lake 

Manteca 

Martinez 

Marysville 

McArthur 

McKinleyville 

Meadow Vista 

Menifee 

Middletown 

Mill Valley 

Millville ' 

Modesto 

Montague 

Monterey 

Moorpark 

Moraga 

Moss Landing 

Mount Shasta 

Mountain View 

Napa 

National City 

Nevada City 

North Hills 

North Hollywood 

Northridge 

Novato 

Oakland 



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Oceanside 

Orange 

Orinda 

Oroville 

Pacific Grove 

Pacific Palisades 

Pacoima 

Palo Alto 

Palo Cedro 

Paradise 

Pasadena 

Petaluma 

Petrolia 

Pinole 

Pittsburg 

Placerville 

Pleasanton 

Point Richmond 

Pomona 

Portola 

Poway 

Quincy 

Red Bluff 

Redding 

Redmond 

Redondo Beach 

Richmond 

Rio Vista 

Riverside 

Roseville 

Sacramento 

Saint Helena 

Salinas 

San Diego 

San Francisco 

San Jose 

San Juan Capistrano 

San Leandro 

San Lorenzo 

San Mateo 

San Rafael 

San Ramon 

Santa Barbara 

Santa Clara 

Santa Clarita 

Santa Cruz 

Santa Monica 

Santa Rosa 

Santa Ysabcl 

Saratoga 

Sausalito 

Scotts Valley 

Seaside 

Sebastopol 

Shingletown 

Sierra City 

Simi Valley 



Somes Bar 

Sonoma 

Soquel 

South Lake 

Tahoe 

Spring Valley 

Stanford 

Stockton 

Susanville 

Sylmar 

Tahoe City 

Tarzana 

Tehachapi 

Temecula 

Templeton 

Thousand Oaks 

Tiburon 

Tollhouse 

Torrance 

Trinidad 

Truckee 

Tujunga 

Turlock 

Ukiah 

Vacaville 

Valencia 

Valley Center 

Van Nuys 

Visalia 

Vista 

Walnut Creek 

Watsonville 

Weaverville 

Weed 

Wheatland 

Whitethorn 

Willow Creek 

Windsor 

Winnetka 

Woodland Hills 

Yreka 

COLORADO 

Aspen 

Avon 

Colorado Springs 

Denver 

Durango 

Greeley 

Peterson AFB 

Pueblo 

CONNECTICUT 

Avon 

Berlin 

Bloomfield 

Bolton 







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Branford 

Bridgeport 

Bristol 

Brookfield 

Brooklyn 

Burlington 

Cheshire 

Cornwall 

Coventry 

Cromwell 

Danbury 

Darien 

Derby 

Durham 

East Granby 

East Hampton 

East Hartford 

East Haven 

East Lyme 

Ellington 

Enfield 

Fairfield 

Farmington 

Granby 

Greens Farms 

Guilford 

1 [amden 

Hartford 

Higganum 

Kensington 

Kent 

1 edyard 
Litchfield 

Madison 
Manchester 
Meriden 
Middletown 



Milford 

Monroe 

New Britain 

New Haven 

New London 

New Milford 

New Preston 

Newington 

Norwalk 

Old Lyme 

Old Saybrook 

Plainfield 

Redding 

Ridgefield 

Rockvillc 

Rocky Hill 

Roxburv 

Seymour 

Simsbur) 

South Windsor 

Stamford 

Storrs 

Stratlord 

Suffield 

renyville 

Torrington 

Trumbull 

Wallingford 

Washington Depot 

Waterbury 

Waterford 

Watertow n 

West Hart lord 

West ! [aven 

West Suffield 

Westbrook 

Westerfield 

Weston 



Oakland, CA, high 
school student letter to 
California Shakespeare 
Theater thanking them 
for their performance 
of As You Like It. 



"I took the entire 
football team! My 
students came away 
from the play liking 
William Shakespeare 
and wanting to attend 
another play!" 

— Teacher. Oakland, i \ 



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21 



"I saw your performance 
of Macbeth at Scott Air 
Force Base last evening. 
With a minimal amount 
of costuming, scenery 
and special effects, the 
ASF created a vivid, 
exciting, and yes, even 
frightening ambience for 
Shakespeare's drama. I 
was totally caught up in 
the performance and I 
believe that says a lot 
about the quality of 
the production. Thank 
you for bringing this 
wonderful performance 
to Scott Air Force 
Base — I really 
appreciated it! " 

— Librarian, Scott Air 
Force Base 



Westport 

Windham 

Windsor 

Winsted 

Woodbridge 

Woodstock 

DELAWARE 

Dover 

Newark 

Wilmington 

DISTRICT OF 
COLUMBIA 

Washington 

FLORIDA 

Arcadia 

Avon Park 

Bardenton 

Boca Raton 

Bushnell 

Clermont 

Crystal River 

Davenport 

Delray Beach 

Deltona 

Fort Pierce 

Gainesville 

Jacksonville 

Kissimmee 

Lake Park 

Lakeland 

Orlando 

Oviedo 

Palmetto 

Pensacola 

Rockledge 

Sanford 

Sarasota 

St. Cloud 

Tampa 

Umatilla 

Webster 

West Palm Beach 

Wildwood 

GEORGIA 

Atlanta 
Blackshear 
Brunswick 
Canton 
Dalton 
Fayetteville 
Kings Bay 
Submarine Base 



Ludowici 

Mableton 

Nahunta 

Peachtree City 

Rome 

Savannah 

Social Circle 

Statesboro 

Stone Mountain 

Tifton 

Tyrone 

HAWAII 

Hickam AFB 
Honolulu 
Kahului 
Kamuela 
Naval Station 

Pearl Harbor 
Schofield Barracks 

IDAHO 

Ashton 

Blackfoot 

Boise 

Bonners Ferry 

Bruneau 

Buhl 

Burley 

Caldwell 

Cambridge 

Cascade 

Clark Fork 

Coeur dAlene 

Cottonwood 

Council 

Declo 

Driggs 

Dubois 

Eagle 

Emmett 

Fruitland 

Garden City 

Genesee 

Gooding 

Grangeville 

Hailey 

Hansen 

Homedale 

Horseshoe Bend 

Idaho City 

Jerome 

Kellogg 

Kimberly 

Kuna 

Lewiston 

Marsing 



McCall 

Menan 

Meridian 

Middleton 

Montpelier 

Moscow 

Mountain Home 

Nampa 

Nezperce 

Orofino 

Pocatello 

Post Falls 

Preston 

Priest River 

Rigby 

Sandpoint 

Shoshone 

Spirit Lake 

St. Maries 

Sugar City 

Sun Valley 

Terreton 

Twin Falls 

Wallace 

Weiser 

Wilder 

ILLINOIS 

Alton 

Anderson 

Atlanta 

Avon 

Batavia 

Belleville 

Bluford 

Cahokia 

Chicago 

Durand 

East Dubuque 

Evanston 

Evansville 

Galena 

Golconda 

Hanover 

Havard 

Highland 

Hutsonville 

Ingleside 

Lake Villa 

Machesney Park 

Marengo 

McLeansboro 

Millstadt 

Mt. Carmel 

Oak Park 

O'Fallon 

Orangeville 



Palos Hills 
Park Forest 
Rock Island 
Rockford 
Scales Mound 
Scott AFB 
Sherrard 
Springfield 
Sterling 
Stillman Valley 
Waterloo 
Winthrop Harbor 
Woodstock 

INDIANA 

Alexandria 

Anderson 

Atlanta 

Attica 

Aurora 

Avon 

Bloomington 

Boonville 

Brazil 

Brookville 

Brownsburg 

Carmel 

Centerville 

Clayton 

Clinton 

Cloverdale 

Columbus 

Connersville 

Converse 

Crawfordsville 

Dalevillc 

Edinburgh 

Elwood 

Evansville 

Fishers 

Flora 

Fort Wayne 

Fortville 

Frankfort 

Frankton 

Fremont 

Gaston 

Goshen 

Greencastle 

Greensburg 

Greenwood 

Hagerstown 

Hope 

Indianapolis 

Jeffersonville 

Knightstown 

Kokomo 



SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES 

22 



Lafayette 

LaG range 

Lapel 

Lawrenceburg 

Lincoln City 

Linton 

Lizton 

Logansport 

Marengo 

Marion 

Marshall 

Martinsville 

Medora 

Middletown 

Mishawaka 

Mitchell 

Modoc 

Monrovia 

Mooresville 

Morristown 

Muncie 

Nappanee 

Nashville 

New Albany 

New Carlisle 

New Castle 

New Palestine 

Newburgh 

Noblesville 

North Manchester 

Orleans 

Paoli 

Plainfield 

Poseyville 

Rensselaer 

Richmond 

Roachdale 

Robinson 

Rockvillc 

Royal Center 

Selma 

Seymour 

Shelbyville 

Sheridan 

Shoals 

South Bend 

Spencer 

St. Leon 

Straughn 

Sullivan 

Terre Haute 

Thorntown 

Tipton 

Trafalgar 

Union City 

Vi nee nnes 

Waldron 



Washington 

West Lafayette 

West Terre Haute 

Westfield 

Winchester 

Yorktown 

Zionsville 

IOWA 

Ames 

Andrew 

Bettendorf 

Council Bluffs 

Dubuque 

Epworth 

Iowa City 

Peosta 

Storm Lake 

Waukon 

KANSAS 

Fort Leavenworth 

Army Base 
Fort Riley Army 

Base 
Lawrence 
Manhattan 
Pittsburg 

KENTUCKY 

Buckner 
Cloverport 
Covington 
Edgewood 
Fairdale 
Florence 
Fort Mitchell 
Greenup 
Hazard 
Hebron 
Independence 
Latonia 
Lebanon 
Leitchfield 
Lexington 
Louisville 
Morganfield 
Mt. Washington 
Pad ucah 
Pewee Valley 
Philpot 
Radcliff 
ShepherdsN ilk- 
Taylor Mill 
l.i\ lorsville 
Union 
Villa Hills 




LOUISIANA 

Amite 

Baton Rouge 

Covington 

Delcambre 

Gueydan 

Hammond 

Harahan 

Independence 

Lafayette 

Madisonville 

Mandeville 

Metairie 

New Iberia 

New Orleans 

Opelousas 

Pine Prairie 

St. Martinville 

Tangipahoa Parish 

MAINE 

Bangor 

Belfast 

Bethel 

c aribou 

Dixfield 

Dover-] oxcrofl 

1 llsworth 

Fairfield 

Gorham 

Hallowell 

I lebron 

Lewiston 

Monmouth 



North Haven Island 

Oakland 

Orono 

Portland 

Readfield 

Rumford 

Stonington 

Temple 

Topsham 

Waldoboro 

Waterville 

Winthrop 

MARYLAND 

Annapolis 

Baltimore 

Bel Air 

Beltsville 

Bethesda 

( apital Heights 

I orestA ille 

Frederick 

Frostburg 

Glen Burnie 

Huntington 

Lusb) 

Odenton 

Oxon Hill 

Pasadena 

Riverdale 

Rockvillc 

Silver Spring 

Springdale 

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Seattle Shakespeare 
Company's production of 
Mitch Ado About Nothing. 

PHOTO BY JOHN ULMAN 



"The students can 
SEE the plays and 
truly learn them. 
This is an AMAZING 
program. Students 
were actually 
excited about 
Shakespeare." 

- readier. Atlanta, G \ 



SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICAN COMMUNE! II S 

23 



Teachers and students 
in Middleton, ID, take 
part in an Idaho 
Shakespeare Festival 
"Shakespearience" 
movement workshop. 

PHOTO BY TROY MABEN 



MASSACHUSETTS 

Acton 

Adams 

Amherst 

Andover 

Arlington 

Ashburnham 

Ashland 

Attleboro 

Barnstable 

Barre 

Billerica 

Boston 

Bourne 

Bradford 

Braintree 

Brighton 




Brockton 

Brookline 

Burlington 

Cambridge 

Charlestown 

Charlton 

Chatham 

Cheshire 

Clarksburg 

Concord 

Dalton 

Danvers 

Dartmouth 

Dedham 

Deerfield 

Dighton 

Dorchester 

Douglas 

Duxbury 

East Boston 

Easthampton 



Everett 

Fairhaven 

Fall River 

Fiskdale 

Fitchburg 

Florence 

Florida 

Forestdale 

Gardner 

Great Barrington 

Greenfield 

Groton 

Harwich 

Holden 

Holliston 

Huntington 

Hyannis 

Latham 

Lawrence 

Lee 

Lenox 

Lexington 

Littleton 

Longmeadow 

Ludlow 

Lynn 

Maiden 

Manchester 

Marblehead 

Marion 

Mashpee 

Mattapan 

Melrose 

Methuen 

Millis 

Natick 

Newton 

Newton Center 

North Adams 

North Andover 

North Dartmouth 

North Eastham 

Northborough 

Norwell 

Oak Bluffs 

Orleans 

Osterville 

Peabody 

Pittsfield 

Plymouth 

Randolph 

Raynham 

Revere 

Richmond 

Rockland 

Roxbury 

Sandwich 



Seekonk 

Sheffield 

South Deerfield 

Southampton 

Springfield 

Stoneham 

Topsfield 

Townsend 

Wakefield 

Walpole 

Warren 

Wellesley 

West Barnstable 

West Roxbury 

Westfield 

Weston 

Whitman 

Wilbraham 

Williamstown 

Woods Hole 

Worcester 

MICHIGAN 

Ann Arbor 
Big Rapids 
Dearborn 
Flint 
Fremont 
Mount Clemens 
Selfridge Air 

National Guard 

Base 
Shelby Township 

MINNESOTA 

Baldwin 

Champlin 

Eden Prairie 

Edina 

Glencoe 

Golden Valley 

Minneapolis 

Moorhead 

Plymouth 

Prior Lake 

Red Wing 

Rogers 

St. Joseph 

St. Paul 

Victoria 

Winona 

MISSISSIPPI 

Clarksdale 

Cleveland 

Columbus 



Flowood 

Gautier 

Jackson 

Meridian 

Moss Point 

Ocean Springs 

Pascagoula 

Ridgeland 

Rolling Fork 

Starkville 

Winona 

MISSOURI 

Afton 

Ball win 

Berkeley 

Chesterfield 

Clayton 

Creve Coeur 

Ellisville 

Fenton 

Florissant 

Imperial 

Kirkwood 

Lebanon 

Manchester 

Maplewood 

Maryland Heights 

Richmond Heights 

Rolla 

Shrewsbury 

St. Alban 

St. Charles 

St. Louis 

Sullivan 

Troy 

University City 

Webster Groves 

Wentzville 

Wildwood 

MONTANA 

Absarokee 

Baker 

Belgrade 

Big Sky 

Big Timber 

Billings 

Box Elder 

Bozeman 

Broadus 

Clyde Park 

Colstrip 

Columbus 

Corvallis 

Culbertson 

Ennis 



SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES 

24 



Forsyth 


Incline Village 


Orange 


Locust Valley 


Fort Benton 


Indian Springs 


Phillipsburg 


Long Island City 


Gallatin 


Las Vegas 


Piscataway 


Loudonville 


Gardiner 


McDermitt 


Plainfield 


Manhattan 


Geraldine 


Mesquite 


Pomona 


New Lebanon 


Great Falls 


Minden 


Princeton 


North Greenbush 


Hamilton 


Nixon 


Roselle 


Olean 


Hardin 


North Las Vegas 


Roselle Park 


Pine Plains 


Helena 


Overton 


Somerset 


Portville 


Heron 


Pahrump 


South Plainfield 


Purchase 


Hobson 


Pleasant Valley 


Springfield 


Queens 


Jordan 


Pyramid Lake 


Union City 


Rensselaer 


Kalispell 


Reno 


Vineland 


Rochester 


Livingston 


Schurz 


Wall 


Rye 


Manhattan 


Smith Valley 


Washington 


Saratoga Springs 


Missoula 


Spanish Springs 


Wayne 


Schenectady 


Noxon 


Tonopah 


West New York 


Scotia 


Plains 


Virginia City 


West Orange 


Spencertown 


Poison 


Washoe Valley 


Westfield 


Staten Island 


Roundup 


Winnemucca 


Williamstown 


Stillwater 


Shepherd 


Yerington 


Woodbury Heights 


Stony Brook 


St. Ignatius 






Troy 


Sunburst 


NEW HAMPSHIRE 


NEW MEXICO 


Uniondalc 


Townsend 


Barrington 


Alamogordo 


Valatie 


Victor 


Hanover 


Albuquerque 


Voorheesville 


White Sulphur 


Keene 


Cannon AFB 


Watervliet 


Springs 


Manchester 


Clovis 


Westbury 


Whitefish 


Salem 


Holloman AFB 


Windham 


Wolf Point 


NEW JERSEY 


Socorro 


Woodsidc 


NEBRASKA 


Academy 


NEW YORK 


NORTH CAROLINA 


Albion 


Atlantic City 


Albany 


Arden 


Bellevue 


Bloomfield 


Amenia 


Asheville 


Cozad 


Burlington 


Astoria 


Bakcrs\ ilk- 


David City 


Camden 


Auburn 


Black Mountain 


Gretna 


Cape May 


Averill Park 


Boone 


Kearney 


Chatham 


Bedford 


Bryson City 


Lincoln 


Edison 


Berne 


Burke 


Macy 


Elizabeth 


Briarcliff Manor 


Burnsville 


Millard 


Remington 


Broadalbin 


Camp l.ejeune 


Minden 


Freehold 


Brooklyn 


Marine Base 


Norfolk 


Frenchtown 


Bronx 


Candler 


Omaha 


Gloucester 


Canaan 


Canton 


Papillion 


Hackensack 


Canajoharie 


Columbus 


West Point 


Highland Park 


Cast let on 


Cullow bee 


Wisner 


Hobo ken 


Chatham 


Durham 




Irvington 


Corinth 


Fletcher 


NEVADA 


Iselin 


Craryvillc 


Franklin 


Boulder City 


Jersey City 


Del Mar 


1 tendersonville 


Carson City 


Lawrenceville 


East Greenbush 


[acksom ille 


Elko 


Matawan 


Fort Edward 


Marshall 


Ely 


Middlesex 


Galway 


Murph) 


Fallon 


Millville 


Garden City 


Raleigh 


Gerlach 


Moorestown 


Gheni 


Rohhin-A ille 


Hadley 


New Brunswick 


Guilderland 


Rosman 


Hawthorne 


Newark 


1 linsdale 


Swannanoa 


Henderson 


Old Bridge 


Hudson Falls 


[ryon 



"Your educator's guide 
and the materials 
provided by trie 
National Endowment 
for the Arts are 
incredibly professional 
and useful in the 
classroom, preparing 
the students well for 
what they will see on 
stage." 

— High school Humanities 
Curriculum Coordinator, 
Holden. MA 



SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES 

25 




Oregon Shakespeare 
Festival's 2006 
production of King John. 

PHOTO BY JENNY GRAHAM 



Waynesville 
Weaverville 
Weldon 

NORTH DAKOTA 

Jamestown 

OHIO 

Ada 

Athens 

Batavia 

Cadiz 

Centerville 

Cincinnati 

Colerain 

Fairfield 

Fayetteville 

Franklin 

Kettering 

Kings Mills 

Loveland 

Mariemont 

Marion 

Mason 

Milford 

Monroe 

New Richmond 

Newark 

Seaman 

Springfield 

Troy 

Upper Arlington 

West Chester 

Williamsburg 

Wyoming 

OKLAHOMA 

Ada 

Stillwater 

Weatherford 

OREGON 

Aloha 

Ashland 

Astoria 

Aurora 

Bandon 

Banks 

Beaverton 

Bend 

Blachly 

Burns 

Canby 

Canyonville 

Cave Junction 

Clackamas 



Coos Bay 

Coquille 

Corbett 

Corvallis 

Cove 

Creswell 

Days Creek 

Dayville 

Enterprise 

Estacada 

Eugene 

Fossil 

Glendale Junction 

Grants Pass 

Gresham 

Hermiston 

Hillsboro 

Hines 

Jacksonville 

Jefferson 

John Day 

Joseph 

Junction City 

Klamath Falls 

La Grande 

La Pine 

Lake Oswego 

Manzanita 

Medford 

Merrill 

Mill City 

Mitchell 

Monmouth 

Monroe 

Moro 

Newberg 

Newport 

North Bend 

North Powder 

Pacific City 

Phoenix 

Pleasant Hill 

Portland 

Prineville 

Rainier 

Redmond 

Richmond 

Rogue River 

Roseburg 

Saint Benedict 

Salem 

Sandy 

Seaside 

Sheridan 

Silver Lake 

Silverton 

South Beach 



Springfield 

Stayton 

Terrebonne 

Troutdale 

Tualatin 

Vale 

Vernonia 

Wilsonville 

Winston 

Woodburn 

Yoncalla 

PENNSYLVANIA 

Allentown 

Atglen 

Berwyn 

Bethlehem 

Bradford 

Brodheadsville 

Bryn Mawr 

Catasauqua 

Chester 

Coatesville 

Downingtown 

East Fallowfield 

Fort Washington 

Gettysburg 

Harrisburg 

Hellertown 

Holland 

Horsham 

Johnstown 

Kennett Square 

Kintnersville 

Kutztown 

Lancaster 

Landenberg 

Langhome 

Malvern 

Monaca 

Nazareth 

Norristown 

Oxford 

Paoli 

Philadelphia 

Pittsburgh 

Port Allegany 

Pottstown 

Pottsville 

Prospect Park 

Selinsgrove 

Seltersville 

Strafford 

Unionville 

University Park 

West Chester 

West Grove 



White Haven 
Wilkes-Barre 
Wyomissing 

RHODE ISLAND 

Barrington 

Central Falls 

Esmond 

Middletown 

Portsmouth 

Providence 

Riverside 

SOUTH CAROLINA 

Berea 

Charleston 
Charleston Naval 
Weapons Station 
Clemson 
Gaffney 
Greenville 
Greer 
Mauldin 
Piedmont 
Seneca 
Taylors 
Travelers Rest 
Williamston 

SOUTH DAKOTA 

Sioux Falls 

TENNESSEE 

Alamo 

Atwood 

Buchanan 

Clarksburg 

Cowan 

Dresden 

Dyer 

Henry 

Huntingdon 

Huntland 

Martin 

Medina 

Millington 

Naval Support 

Activity Mid-South 
Paris 
Pikeville 
Puryear 
Reagan 
Sewanee 
Union City 
Winchester 



SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES 

26 




TEXAS 

Alvin 

Arlington 

Austin 

Blum 

College Station 

Como 

Daisetta 

Dallas 

DeSoto 

Farmers Branch 

Fort Worth 

Frisco 

Galveston 

Garland 

Greenville 

Heath 

Houston 

Irving 

Lone Oak 

Manvel 

Nacogdoches 

Orange 

Piano 

Red Oak 

Richardson 

Sachse 

San Marcos 

Sulphur Springs 



Texarkana 

Waco 
Wimberley 

UTAH 

Altamont 

Beaver 

Brigham City 

Blanding 

Cedar City 

Delta 

Eskdalc 

Eureka 

Fillmore 

Garland 

Green River 

Heber City 

Holladay 

Kanab 

K earns 

Lehi 

Logan 

Monticello 

Morgan 

Muri.n 

Ogden 

Plain City 

Pleasant i rrove 

Provo 



Richfield 

Roosevelt 

Roy 

Salt Lake City 

Sandy 

Smithfield 

South Jordan 

Syracuse 

Vernal 

Washington 

Wendover 

West Jordan 

West Point 

West Valley 

VERMONT 

Barre 

Burlington 

Lincoln 

Middlebury 

North Clarendon 

Richmond 

Rutland 

St. Johnsonbury 

Townshend 

Tunbridge 

Wells River 

Wilmington 

VIRGINIA 

Alexandria 

Arlington 

Ashburn 

Chantilly 

Charlottesville 

Fairfax 

Falls Church 

Fredericksburg 

Goochland 

Hampton 

Hot Springs 

Leesburg 

Martinsville 

McLean 

Norfolk 

Purcellville 

Quantico Marine 

Base 
Reston 
Staunton 
Sweet Briai 
Warrenton 

WASHINGTON 

Aberdeen 
Adn.i 



Amanda Park 

Anacortes 

Arlington 

Auburn 

Bainbridge 

Battle Ground 

Bellevue 

Bellingham 

Bothell 

Bremerton 

Chelan 

Eatonville 

Elma 

Everett 

Gig Harbor 

Hoquiam 

Issaquah 

Kingston 

Kirkland 

Lakewood 

Langley 

Longview 

Lynden 

Mattawa 

Mercer Island 

Montesano 

Mukilteo 

North Bonneville 

Oakville 

Ocean Shores 

Olympia 

Pomerov 

Poulsbo 

Puyallup 

Redmond 

Renton 

Richland 

Sammamish 

Seattle 

Sequim 

Spokane 

Stanwood 

Stevenson 

Sunnyside 

Tacoma 

loppenish 

Lrout Lake 

University Place 

Vancouvei 

Vashon 

Wapato 

Washougal 

Wesl Richland 

Westporl 

Yakima 

Yelm 



A staff member at 
Peterson Air Force Base 
in Colorado Springs 
promotes Alabama 
Shakespeare Festival's 
performance. 

PHOTO COURTESY OF 
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE 



"An initiative like 
Shakespeare for a New 
Generation can make a 
difference. It provides 
us with resources to 
serve schools 
regardless of their 
ability to pay the fee. 
It also allows us to 
expand our work, 
produce theater that is 
more sophisticated, 
and serve schools in a 
variety of communities 
from the inner-city to 
rural counties." 

— Cin< innati Playhouse in 
the Park 



SHAKFSPEARE 



N AMERICAN COMMUNITIES 

27 



"Through Shakespeare 
for a New Generation 
this season, Milwaukee 
Shakespeare has been 
able to tap an entirely 
new population of 
community students by 
expanding its subsidies 
for student matinee 
tickets and 
transportation. " 

— Milwaukee Shakespeare 



WEST VIRGINIA 

Charleston 
Lewisburg 
Parkersburg 
Shepherdstown 

WISCONSIN 

Abbotsford 

Adams 

Albany 

Amherst 

Antigo 

Appleton 

Argyle 

Ashwaubenon 

Baraboo 

Barneveld 

Beaver Dam 

Belleville 

Belmont 

Beloit 

Benton 

Blair 

Bloomington 

Bluemounds 

Bonduel 

Boscobel 

Brookfield 

Burlington 

Cambria 

Cambridge 

Campbellsport 

Cashton 

Cassville 

Cazenovia 

Chilton 

Colby 

Columbus 

Crandon 

Cross Plains 

Cuba City 

Darlington 

Deerfield 

DeForest 

Delafield 

Delavan 

DePere 

Dodgeville 

Eagle 

Eagle River 

East Troy 

Eau Claire 

Edgerton 

Elcho 

Elkhart Lake 

Elroy 



Evansville 


Milton 


Two Rivers 


Fennimore 


Milwaukee 


Verona 


Fond Du Lac 


Mineral Point 


Viola 


Fontana 


Minocqua 


Viroqua 


Fort Atkinson 


Monona 


Wales 


Franklin 


Monroe 


Washington Island 


Freedom 


Montello 


Waterloo 


Friendship 


Mount Horeb 


Watertown 


Galena 


Mukwonago 


Waukesha 


Galesville 


Muscoda 


Waukon 


Germantown 


Muskego 


Waunakee 


Gilman 


Necedah 


Waupaca 


Glendale 


Neenah 


Waupun 


Grafton 


Nekoosa 


Wausau 


Green Bay 


New Berlin 


Wauwatosa 


Greendale 


New London 


West Allis 


Greenfield 


Oconomowoc 


West Bend 


Greenwood 


Oregon 


West Salem 


Hammond 


Orfordville 


Westfield 


Hartland 


Oshkosh 


Weston 


Hazel Green 


Palmyra 


White Lake 


Helenville 


Park Falls 


Whitefish Bay 


Highland 


Patch Grove 


Whitehall 


Hilbert 


Pewaukee 


Wilmot 


Hillsboro 


Pittsville 


Wisconsin Dells 


Horicon 


Plain 


Wisconsin Rapids 


Hortonville 


Plainfield 




Iola 


Platteville 


WYOMING 


Jackson 


Plymouth 


Big Horn 


Janesville 


Port Edwards 


Buffalo 


Jefferson 


Portage 


Cody 


Johnson Creek 


Potosi 


Diamondville 


Kaukauna 


Poynette 


Gillette 


Kenosha 


Prairie du Sac 


Meeteetse 


Kewaskum 


Presque Isle 


Powell 


Kimberly 


Pulaski 


Rock Springs 


La Crosse 


Racine 


Sheridan 


LaFarge 


Randolph 


Ten Sleep 


Lake Geneva 


Reedsburg 




Lake Mills 


Richland Center 




Lancaster 


Ripon 




Laona 


Rosholt 




Little Chute 


Sauk City 




Livingston 


Seneca 




Lodi 


Sharon 




Lomira 


Shiocton 




Madison 


Shorewood 




Manitowoc 


Slinger 




Marshall 


Soldiers Grove 




Marshfield 


South Wayne 




Mauston 


Sparta 




Mazomanie 


Spring Green 




McFarland 


Stevens Point 




Menasha 


Stoughton 




Mequon 


Sun Prairie 




Merrill 


Sussex 




Middlcton 


Tomah 





SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES 

28 









Stratford-Upon-Main Street: 
Shakespeare to tour, thanks to NEA 

— New York Times, April 2003 

It's not the sort of thing that happens in Waycross. 
Not in this hardscrabble rural community in 
southeast Georgia, snuggled against the 
Okefenokee Swamp. But last October, in the 
auditorium at Ware Middle School, the curtain 
rose on a world-class performance of Romeo 
and Juliet. Onstage were actors from one of 
America's premier artistic companies, the Chicago 
Shakespeare Theater. Almost no one in the 
audience had ever seen live professional theater 
or expected to have the chance, and to Dana 
Gioia, that was the beauty of it all. 



It is a mammoth undertaking and the most 
ambitious in NEA history. . . the project gives 
grants to companies around the country to take 
Shakespeare productions into communities 
that otherwise wouldn't be able to afford such 
an enterprise. It offers children artistic 
experiences that are both emotionally 
stirring and intellectually stimulating. 



A Great Nation Deserves Great Art. 



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