Mission

Inspired by Shakespeare, we create and strengthen community by bringing audiences and theater artists together to celebrate stories about our collective humanity.

Vision

We envision a community where generations are increasingly passionate and knowledgeable about Shakespeare and Live theater, a community that engages in active discussion about language and art and reaches for passion, connection, and empowerment.

Values

Bold
We believe in taking risks, charting new territory, and demanding a fearless aesthetic.

Transparent
We commit to clear communication and responsiveness to inquiry in all that we do, from the artistic process and planning to financial management, governance, and operations.

Responsible
We ensure a balance between the financial stability of the organization and artistic risk.

Passionate
We are most passionate about our art, our community, and Shakespeare.

Inclusive
We strive to include the breadth and diversity of our community in our art and organization.

Inquisitive
We continue to learn not only from our artists, but our community; and we encourage our artists and audiences to seek and gain knowledge through the work.

Professional
We are uncompromising in our quest to work with the finest artists, artisans, administrators, and partners for our collaborative process.

Santa Cruz Shakespeare is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and our tax ID number is 46-4635444.

Santa Cruz Shakespeare Core Staff

Mike Ryan
Artistic Director

Aimee Zygmonski
Managing Director

Lane Jouvet
Director of Marketing & Creative

Alexandra Schroeder
Membership and Education Coordinator

Candice Stenstrom
Member Benefits Coordinator

Hal Day
Production Manager

Sue Dormanen
Company Manager

Santa Cruz Shakespeare Board of Directors

Rick Wright, President
Julie Fraser, Vice President
Chris Frost Secretary
Mark Dammann, Treasurer
Bill Richter, Immediate Past President
Margaret Brose
Mary Anne Carson
Kent Imai
Kevin Lohman
Tamara Santos

Festival Founder

Audrey Stanley