Program History: 2013-2014

In 2013-2014 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.

2013-2014 Statistics

States reached 40, plus District of Columbia
Communities reached 938
Performances 720
Educational activities conducted by theater companies 4,870
Total audience reached 203,542
Total children reached 192,325
Theater companies engaged 40
Schools reached 1,626
Educational toolkits distributed 5,000


Participating theater companies

  • A Noise Within (Glendale, CA)
  • Actors' Shakespeare Project (Somerville, MA)
  • African-American Shakespeare Company (San Francisco, CA)
  • Alabama Shakespeare Festival (Montgomery, AL)
  • American Shakespeare Center (Staunton, VA) 
  • American Players Theatre (Spring Green, WI)
  • Aquila Theatre Company (New York NY) 
  • Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (Bloomsburg, PA)
  • California Shakespeare Theater (Berkeley, CA)
  • Classic Stage Company (New York NY)
  • Denver Center Theatre Company (Denver, CO)
  • Epic Theatre Ensemble (New York, NY)
  • First Stage (Milwaukee, WI) 
  • Folger Theatre (Washington, DC)
  • Great Lakes Theater (Cleveland, OH)
  • Guthrie Theater (Minneapolis, MN
  • Hartford Stage Company (Hartford, CT)
  • Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (Cold Spring, NY)
  • Kansas City Repertory Theatre (Kansas City, MO) 
  • Lincoln Center Theater (New York, NY) 
  • Olney Theatre Center, National Players (Olney, MD)
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR)
  • Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando, FL)
  • PlayMakers Repertory Company (Chapel Hill, NC) 
  • Portland Center Stage (Portland, OR)
  • San Francisco Shakespeare Festival (San Francisco, CA)
  • Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (Pawtucket, RI) 
  • Seattle Shakespeare Company (Seattle, WA)
  • Shakespeare & Company (Lenox, MA)
  • Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) 
  • Shakespeare Theatre Company (Washington, DC)
  • Tennesse Shakespeare Company (Germantown, TN) 
  • The Acting Company (New York, NY)
  • The Nashville Shakespeare Festival (Nashville, TN)
  • The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (Center Valley, PA) 
  • The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (Madison, NJ)
  • The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum (Topanga, CA)
  • Theater at Monmouth (Monmouth, ME) 
  • Theatre for a New Audience (New York, NY)
  • Utah Shakespeare Festival (Cedar City, UT)