Arkansas Repertory Theatre
Arkansas Repertory Theatre is the state's largest non-profit, professional theatre company and the only LORT theatre within a 300-mile radius of Little Rock. The company produces a diverse body of seven mainstage productions that attract more than 70,000 patrons to its 384-seat theatre in Little Rock on over 215 nights each year. Outreach and educational programs include arts-in-education tours, student matinees, workshops, teacher training, a summer musical theater conservatory, and training for dozens of apprentices and interns during each production season. Since its founding, Arkansas Repertory Theatre has produced more than 285 productions, including 42 world premieres. Although based in Little Rock, the company serves the entire state. Its attention to the classics is a consistent definition of the company and these productions are among the best attended by the company’s audiences. From the creation of new work like It Happened in Little Rock, a docudrama about the Little Rock Nine and the desegregation of Central High School, to touring the country, Arkansas Repertory Theatre is dedicated to bringing a diverse body of work to the state of Arkansas and the region.
Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock, Arkansas presented six performances of a touring production of Macbeth directed by Producing Artistic Director Robert Hupp. The company provided 17 related educational activities, including workshops, post-show discussions, a backstage tour, and a study guide. They reached 2,768 students from 41 schools located in Arkansas.
Many meaningful moments occurred during our production of Macbeth for both students and our creative team. Almost all of the actors participated in school visits, as well as the stage manager and design team visited a classroom to discuss the elements that go into creating a production.
– Arkansas Repertory Theatre