Artistic Director’s Welcome
2016 marks the beginning of our third year as an independent non-profit, and the 35th year of Shakespeare performed in an evocative outdoor environment that only Santa Cruz can provide.
One of the wonderful things about theatre, and the reincarnation of this Shakespeare Festival specifically, has been the opportunity to examine old ways of thinking and performing and to take bold new directions. Self-examination and change have provided other opportunities as well. We have embraced gender equity in the acting company, finding a better way of telling stories that are inclusive and designed for a 21st century audience. Students 18 and under qualify for a free ticket. We have a successful new financial model. We are currently in the final days to finding a new home, one that will provide us with a great deal more opportunity and flexibility than we have ever enjoyed.
I look forward to the busy months ahead, and welcome you to become part of the Santa Cruz Shakespeare community, if you have not joined already. Play on!