Saturday, November 06, 2004

Shakespeare Festivals Throughout the Western United States

taken from

Shakespeare Festivals: Western USGuide picks
Inside is information on the best Shakespeare festivals in the west, from Alaska to Washington.

Alaska: Fairbanks Shk. TheatreThe world's northernmost Shakespeare company, founded in 1993.
Arizona: Grand Canyon FestivalAnnual summer theatre festival located on the Campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.
California: African-American Shakespeare FestivalShakespeare's plays in Latino and African-American contexts. You can purchase your tickets for the upcoming season online.
California: Bard In The YardLocated in Long Beach, this non-profit theater company specializes in staging Shakespeare both indoors and outdoors. They also perform works by other classic writers.
California: Coronado Playhouse The Coronado Playhouse presents their annual Free Outdoor Shakespeare Festival, August 18-September 10, 2000. This year's show: "Hamlet", directed by Keith A. Anderson.
California: Lake Tahoe ShakespeareThis site features a photo diary and information about upcoming and past performances. You can order your tickets online.
California: Marin Shakespeare Company Artistic director Robert Currier has helped this company's productions of Shakespeare become extremely popular in the Marin area. The company is North Bay’s sole professional Shakespeare troupe.
California: Pacific Repertory TheatreSince they began in 1982, this theatre located in Monterey County has presented plays from the world stage. Their Carmel Shakespeare festival runs August-October.
California: San Francisco Shk. FestivalIn addition to their regular productions this festival goes on tour to reach thousands of students, inmates, and seniors who could not otherwise see performances of Shakespeare's plays.
California: Shakespeare L.A.Award winning productions of Shakespeare’s plays. Each spring, noted actors donate their time and star in a staging of a Shakespeare play to raise funds for the festival.
California: Shakespeare Orange CountyA Shakespeare festival that has been staging the works of Shakespeare in Orange County for eight years.
California: Shakespeare Santa CruzNow in its 19th season, Shakespeare Santa Cruz has gained an international reputation as one of the premier theatre festivals in the country.
California: Sonoma Shakespeare FestivalThe Sonoma Valley Shakespeare Festival was founded in 1992 by Odyssey Theatre Company. The plays are presented in an outdoor theatre surrounded by acres of vineyards.
Colorado Shakespeare FestivalThis festival was named one of the top three Shakespeare festivals in the nation by TIME Magazine in 1992 and received the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts.
Montana: Shakespeare in the ParkStarted in the summer of 1973 with 12 performances of Shakespearean scenes and has since played to a cumulative audience of over 434,000.
Nebraska Shakespeare FestivalThis Nebraska festival has gained national recognition for its consistently high-quality productions and its great audiences.
Nevada: Shakespeare at Lake TahoeNamed one of the top 100 Festivals in North America for 1999.
Nevada Shakespeare FestivalUpcoming productions include "King Lear" and more.
Oregon Shakespeare FestivalWeb site provides information about the festival and an excellent gift shop where you can purchase fun items relating to Shakespeare.
OSF Looks Beyond the BardOver six decades, the Bard's enduring texts have been the mainstay and main draw at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
OSF: Where Shakespeare ReignsA report on the world-class Oregon Shakespeare Festival and "Shakespeare in Love"'s impact on ticket sales.
Utah Shakespearean FestivalThe USF is committed to entertain, enrich, and educate audiences through professional rotating repertory production of Shakespeare and other master dramatists.
Washington: Seattle Shakespeare FestivalThe Seattle Shakespeare Festival is the only professional theatre in Washington State dedicated to the work of the world's greatest dramatist.


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