Aquila Theatre Company
Aquila Theatre Company's mission is to bring innovative, challenging and high-quality classical drama to the widest possible audience. Since 1991, Aquila has staged bold and relevant works that empower audiences to appreciate classical plays as live, visceral, and above all entertaining. Aquila invigorates the art form, educates and builds audiences, and makes Shakespeare and classical drama accessible and relevant to Americans today. They tour extensively to an average of 60 communities through the United States each year from September to April with a repertory of two plays, including education programs. Past productions have included: Cyrano de Bergerac, The Taming of the Shrew and Herakles (2011-2012); A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Pirandello’s Six Characters In Search of an Author (2010-2011) to 48 communities in 29 states; and As You Like It and An Enemy of the People (2009-2010) to 40 communities in 23 states. Aquila Theatre Company's extensive national tour works closely with teachers and education directors to develop workshops that connect students directly to live theater. The company’s Shakespearean and Classical Theatre-in-Education program works closely with teacher and educational directors to develop workshops that connect student directly to live theater.
For Shakespeare in American Communities, Aquila Theatre Company will tour Twelfth Night directed by Artistic Director Desiree Sanchez, as part of their Classical Theatre-in-Education program. The company will provide related educational activities, including workshops, post-show discussions, and a study guide. They anticipate reaching 220 schools in 60 cities through the United States.