Program History: 2006-2007

In 2006-2007, 34 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 from at least ten schools.

2006 - 2007 Statistics

States reached 44, + District of Columbia
Communities reached 1,270
Performances 871
Educational activities conducted by theater companies 2,328
Total audience reached 276,170
Total children reached 242,700
Theater companies engaged 34
Schools reached 2,154
Educational toolkits distributed 10,000


Participating Theater Companies

  • A Noise Within (Glendale, CA) performed As You Like It.
  • Alabama Shakespeare Festival (Montgomery, AL) performed Henry VI: Part 1 & Part 2, and Richard III.
  • American Players Theatre (Spring Green, WI) performed Julius Caesar, Measure for Measure, and Romeo and Juliet.
  • Aquila Theatre Company (New York , NY) performed Romeo and Juliet.
  • Arizona Theatre Company (Tucson, AZ) performed Twelfth Night.
  • Atlanta Shakespeare Company (Atlanta, GA) performed A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet.
  • California Shakespeare Theater (Berkeley, CA) performed The Merry Wives of Windsor, and As You Like It.
  • Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival (Cincinnati, OH) performed As You Like It, Hamlet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Tempest.
  • Guthrie Theater (Minneapolis, MN) performed The Merchant of Venice.
  • Idaho Shakespeare Festival (Boise, ID) performed Much Ado About Nothing.
  • Indiana Repertory Theatre (Indianapolis, IN) performed Twelfth Night.
  • Main Street Theater (Houston, TX) performed The Taming of the Shrew.
  • Milwaukee Shakespeare (Milwaukee, WI) performed The Comedy of Errors.
  • Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (Bozeman, MT) performed The Comedy of Errors.
  • Nashville Shakespeare Festival (Nashville, TN) performed Macbeth.
  • Nebraska Shakespeare Festival (Omaha, NE) performed The Taming of the Shrew.
  • North Carolina Stage Company (Asheville, NC) performed A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR) performed As You Like It, King John, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
  • Orlando Shakespeare Festival (Orlando, FL) performed King Lear, and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
  • The People's Light & Theatre Company (Malvern, PA) performed Twelfth Night.
  • Perseverance Theatre (Douglas, AK) performed Macbeth.
  • Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival (Philadelphia, PA) performed Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Othello, and The Taming of the Shrew.
  • San Francisco Shakespeare Festival (San Francisco, CA) performed The Comedy of Errors.
  • Seattle Shakespeare Company (Seattle, WA) performed Macbeth.
  • Shakespeare & Company (Lenox, MA) performed Macbeth.
  • The Shakespeare Festival at Tulane (New Orleans, LA) performed Romeo and Juliet.
  • Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis (St. Louis, MO) performed Julius Caesar, and Much Ado About Nothing.
  • Shakespeare Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA) performed The Tempest.
  • The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (Madison, NJ) performed Julius Caesar, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • The Theater at Monmouth (Monmouth, ME) performed Romeo and Juliet.
  • Theatre for a New Audience (New York, NY) performed The Merchant of Venice.
  • Utah Shakespearean Festival (Cedar City, UT) performed A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • The Warehouse Theatre (Greenville, SC) performed Julius Caesar.
  • Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum (Topanga, CA) performed Romeo and Juliet, and Twelfth Night.