Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is a resident ensemble theatre company bringing Shakespeare and the Classics to life for audiences of all ages. CSC was founded in 1993 by a group of passionate and visionary young actors, and over the past two decades has evolved into a permanent fixture in Cincinnati’s arts community. Now in its 21st Season, CSC is the only year-round, professional classical theatre in the region and recently became one of only five theatres in the country to have “Completed the Canon,” having produced ALL of Shakespeare’s 38 plays.
CSC business model includes three tiers: 1) A Main Stage Classical Theatre presenting 10 shows each season for 25,000 patrons; 2) An Education Program serving 30,000 students with morning matinees, in-school tours, interactive workshops, acting classes, and summer camps which improve students’ comprehension of Shakespeare’s text, attitude, confidence, and academic performance; and 3) A Community Outreach Program performing Shakespeare in the Park for 6,000 patrons each year at 25 area parks.
Through its resident ensemble, CSC has brought over 120 artists to town and 75 have “gone local” becoming members of the community and contributing to the local economy. The Company was named one of the Best Places to Work in Cincinnati in 2013, received a 2013 Ohio Association of Nonprofits Award for its Education Program, is a three-time finalist for Cincinnati’s Nonprofit of the Year, and is the proud recipient of over 60 awards for theatrical production.
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will become a world-class Shakespeare institution, serving as the arts destination for the region with a commitment to the artists, audiences, schools, and communities of Cincinnati.
For Shakespeare in American Communities, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will present student matinees and evening performances of Henry V directed by Producing Artistic Director Brian Isaac Phillips. The company will provide related educational activities, including workshops, presentations, residencies, post-show discussion, and a study guide. They anticipate reaching 12 schools from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.