Program History: 2005-2006

In 2005-2006, 35 theater companies participated in Shakespeare in American Communities, providing high-school and middle-school students in underserved schools and communities throughout the United States exposure to high quality, professional productions of Shakespeare's plays. Participating theater companies received matching grants to help support performances and educational activities in their communities, states, or regions for students form at least ten schools.

2005 - 2006 Statistics

States reached 40
Communities reached 1,022
Performances 1,228
Educational activities conducted by theater companies 2,180
Total audience reached 300,000
Total children reached 268,300
Theater companies engaged 35
Schools reached 1,626
Educational toolkits distributed 10,000

Participating Theater Companies

  • The Acting Company (New York, NY) performed Macbeth
  • Actors Theatre of Louisville (Louisville, KY) performed Twelfth Night
  • American Players Theatre (Spring Green, WI) performed Macbeth
  • American Shakespeare Center (Staunton, VA) performed Much Ado About Nothing
  • Aquila Theatre Company (New York, NY) performed Hamlet
  • Arkansas Repertory Theatre (Little Rock, AR) performed The Comedy of Errors
  • Atlanta Shakespeare Company (Atlanta, GA) performed A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre (Fairbanks, AK) presented Bard-a-Thon
  • Georgia Shakespeare Festival (Atlanta, GA) performed Macbeth
  • Guthrie Theater (Minneapolis, MN) performed Hamlet
  • Idaho Shakespeare Festival (Boise, ID) performed The Tempest
  • Indiana Repertory Theatre (Indianapolis, IN) performed King Lear
  • Long Wharf Theatre (New Haven, CT) performed A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (Bozeman, MT) performed The Merchant of Venice
  • Nevada Shakespeare Company (Reno, NV) performed Hamlet and Richard III
  • A Noise Within (Glendale, CA) performed Othello and The Tempest
  • The Old Globe Theatre (San Diego, CA) performed The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, and The Winter's Tale
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR) performed Richard III, Twelfth Night, Love Labour's Lost, and The Winter's Tale
  • Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival at DeSales University (Center Valley, PA) performed Romeo and Juliet
  • San Francisco Shakespeare Festival (San Francisco, CA) performed The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Seattle Shakespeare Company (Seattle, WA) performed Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, and Much Ado About Nothing
  • Shakespeare & Company (Lenox, MA) performed Hamlet
  • The Shakespeare Festival at Tulane (New Orleans, LA) performed A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Shakespeare Festival/LA (Los Angeles, CA) presented Will Power to Youth
  • Shakespeare Festival of Dallas (Dallas, TX) performed Twelfth Night
  • Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis (St. Louis, MO) performed Julius Caesar and Romeo and Juliet
  • Shakespeare Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA) performed As You Like It
  • The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (Madison, NJ) performed Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Teatro Avante (Miami, FL) performed The Tempest
  • The Theater at Monmouth (Monmouth, ME) performed
    Henry V
  • Trinity Repertory Company (Providence, RI) performed Hamlet
  • Utah Shakespearean Festival (Cedar City, UT) performed Macbeth
  • The Warehouse Theatre (Greenville, SC) performed The Taming of the Shrew and Macbeth
  • Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum (Topanga, CA) performed A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Yale Repertory Theatre (New Haven, CT) performed All's Well That Ends Well