Program History: 2012-2013

In 2012-2013, 42 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.

2012-2013 Statistics

States reached 40, plus District of Columbia
Communities reached 955
Performances 795
Educational activities conducted by theater companies 3,608
Total audience reached 212,418
Total children reached 199,979
Theater companies engaged 42
Schools reached 1,808
Educational toolkits distributed 6,000

Participating theater companies

  • A Noise Within (Glendale, CA)
  • Actors Theatre of Louisville (Louisville, KY)
  • Actors' Shakespeare Project (Somerville, MA)
  • African-American Shakespeare Company (San Francisco, CA)
  • American Players Theatre (Spring Green, WI)
  • Arkansas Repertory Theatre (Little Rock, AR)
  • California Shakespeare Theater (Berkeley, CA)
  • Classic Stage Company (New York NY)
  • Dallas Theater Center (Dallas, TX)
  • Denver Center Theatre Company (Denver, CO)
  • East LA Classic Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Epic Theatre Ensemble (New York, NY)
  • Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre (Fairbanks, AK)
  • Folger Theatre (Washington, DC)
  • Georgia Shakespeare Festival (Atlanta, GA)
  • Geva Theatre Center (Rochester, NY)
  • Hartford Stage Company (Hartford, CT)
  • Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (Cold Spring, NY)
  • Idaho Shakespeare Festival (Boise, ID)
  • Indiana Repertory Theatre (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (Bozeman, MT)
  • Nebraska Shakespeare Festival (Omaha, NE)
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR)
  • Park Square Theatre Company (Saint Paul, MN)
  • Portland Center Stage (Portland, OR)
  • Saint Louis Black Repertory Company (Saint Louis, MO)
  • San Francisco Shakespeare Festival (San Francisco, CA)
  • Seattle Shakespeare Company (Seattle, WA)
  • Shakespeare & Company (Lenox, MA)
  • Shakespeare Dallas (Dallas, TX)
  • Shakespeare Theatre Company (Washington, DC)
  • The Acting Company (New York, NY)
  • The American Shakespeare Center (Staunton, VA)
  • The Old Globe Theatre (San Diego, CA)
  • The People's Light & Theatre Company (Malvern, PA)
  • The Shakespeare Festival at Tulane (New Orleans, LA)
  • The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (Madison, NJ)
  • The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum (Topanga, CA)
  • Theatre for a New Audience (New York, NY)
  • Touchstone Theatre (Bethlehem, PA)
  • Utah Shakespeare Festival (Cedar City, UT)
  • Yale Repertory Theatre (New Haven, CT)