Program History: 2010-2011

In 2010-2011, 40 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.

2010-2011 Statistics

States reached 46, plus District of Columbia
Communities reached 1,012
Performances 731
Educational activities conducted by theater companies 3,345
Total audience reached 208,840
Total children reached 193,564
Theater companies engaged 40
Schools reached 1,743
Educational toolkits distributed 10,000

Participating Theater Companies

  • A Noise Within (Glendale, CA) performed The Comedy of Errors and Measure for Measure
  • The Acting Company (New York, NY) performed Romeo and Juliet
  • Actors' Shakespeare Project (Somerville, MA) performed Henry V: Part 1 and Part 2
  • American Players Theatre (Spring Green, WI) performed All's Well That Ends Well and As You Like It
  • The American Shakespeare Center (Staunton, VA) performed As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, Othello and The Taming of the Shrew
  • Aquila Theatre Company (New York, NY) performed A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Baltimore Shakespeare Festival (Baltimore, MD) performed Richard III
  • Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (Bloomsburg, PA) performed Macbeth
  • California Shakespeare Theater (Berkeley, CA) performed Much Ado About Nothing
  • Classic Stage Company (New York, NY) performed As You Like It
  • Dallas Theater Center (Dallas, TX) performed Henry IV
  • Denver Center Theatre Company (Denver, CO) performed A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Epic Theatre Ensemble (New York, NY) perfomed Othello
  • Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre (Fairbanks, AK) performed Twelfth Night
  • Folger Theatre (Washington, DC) performed The Comedy of Errors
  • Guthrie Theater (Minneapolis, MN) performed The Winter's Tale
  • Hartford Stage Company (Hartford, CT) performed Antony and Cleopatra
  • Idaho Shakespeare Festival (Boise, ID) performed Twelfth Night
  • Kentucky Shakespeare Festival (Louisville, KY) performed The Taming of the Shrew
  • Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (Bozeman, MT) performed Twelfth Night
  • New Stage Theatre (Jackson, MS) performed Twelfth Night
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR) performed Henry IV: Part 1, Measure for Measure, The Merchant of Venice, and Twelfth Night
  • Park Square Theatre Company (Saint Paul, MN) performed A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival at DeSales University (Center Valley, PA) performed Hamlet
  • Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre (Pittsburgh, PA) performed Antony and Cleopatra
  • PlayMakers Repertory Company (Chapel Hill, NC) performed As You Like It 
  • The Repertory Theatre of Saint Louis (Saint Louis, MO) performed Macbeth
  • Saint Louis Black Repertory Company (Saint Louis, MO) performed Pericles
  • San Francisco Shakespeare Festival (San Francisco, CA) performed A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Seattle Shakespeare Company (Seattle, WA) performed Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet
  • Shakespeare & Company (Lenox, MA) performed Hamlet
  • The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) performed Romeo and Juliet
  • Shakespeare Theatre Company (Washington, DC) performed All's Well That Ends Well and Cymbeline
  • The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (Madison, NJ) performed Julius Caesar and A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • The Theater at Monmouth (Monmouth, ME) performed The Comedy of Errors
  • Theatre for a New Audience (New York, NY) performed Cymbeline
  • Touchstone Theatre (Bethlehem, PA) performed The Tempest
  • Utah Shakespeare Festival (Cedar City, UT) performed Macbeth
  • The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum (Topanga, CA) performed Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Yale Repertory Theatre (New Haven, CT) performed Romeo and Juliet