Category Archives: DeLaveaga

NEWS & VIDEO: Announcing the 2018 Season

Santa Cruz Shakespeare is thrilled to announce its 2018 summer season, with repertory performances beginning July 10 and running through September 2, 2018. Celebrating its fifth season as an independent nonprofit, SCS will kick off summer performances with Shakespeare’s hilarious feast of language Love’s Labour’s Lost, directed by Laura Gordon (Much Ado About Nothing, 2015), […]

Sentinel: SCS has a new home and a fascinating new approach to HAMLET

By Wallace Baine, Santa Cruz Sentinel  POSTED: 06/29/16, 3:13 PM PDT  If you know nothing about Hamlet — William Shakespeare’s most famous character and one of the most well-known fictional characters in English-language literature — then you at least know what third-person pronoun to use to profess your ignorance. But this summer, Santa Cruz Shakespeare is challenging [...]

Santa Cruz Shakespeare Raises $1.1 Million to Fund New Outdoor Theater

July 6, 2016, Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Shakespeare (SCS) is pleased to announce that it surpassed its initial goal of raising $1 million to fund its new outdoor theater: The Grove at DeLaveaga Park. The total revenue raised to-date is $1,107,273.41. This includes gifts received, as well as outstanding written pledges, which will be paid [...]

VIDEO: 5 Weeks to Reach Our $1 Million Goal to Build The Grove

by Mike Ryan, Artistic Director       Posted May 27, 2016 Donate to #BuildTheGrove 2016 Season Info Buy Tickets Subscribe to Santa Cruz Shakespeare News Blog by email

The Grove: Lease signed, ground broken

by Aimee Zygmonski, Managing Director       Posted April 5, 2016 It’s been a busy past few weeks here at Santa Cruz Shakespeare! I’m sure you’re wondering what we’ve been up to at DeLaveaga. We have signed a lease with the City of Santa Cruz. Currently, the lease is for two years, but we’re slated [...]

Santa Cruz Shakespeare Announces 2016 Season

February 26, 2016, Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Shakespeare is thrilled to present its 2016 summer repertory season, with performances beginning July 12 and playing through August 28 at its new home in The Grove at DeLaveaga Park, 501 Upper Park Rd. in Santa Cruz. VIDEO: Mike Ryan announces 2016 Season The 2016 season, the [...]

Our Quest for Our New Home: The Time is Now

New Home 2016 Update from Mike Ryan, Artistic Director, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Posted February 3, 2016 For the sixth blog post in “The Quest for Our New Home” series, I've done a video blog from the new home site in DeLaveaga Park. Please watch! City Council Meeting – Tuesday, February 9, 7:00pm Santa Cruz City Hall [...]

IN THE NEWS: Planning Commission supports Shakespeare troupe’s move

POSTED: 1/21/16 By Jessica A. York, Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ >> The setting for Santa Cruz Planning Commission’s hearing Thursday night to consider permitting Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s relocation was an apt performance space — the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. More than 100 people turned out with about 16 speakers weighing in as the commission considered [...]

Our Quest for Our New Home: Save the Dates!

New Home 2016 Update from Mike Ryan, Artistic Director, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Posted January 14, 2016 This is the fifth blog post in “The Quest for Our New Home” series. I’d like to start by sending out a huge thank you to all of you who have written to the City Council of Santa Cruz on our [...]

Our Quest for Our New Home: A Call to Action!

New Home 2016 Update from Mike Ryan, Artistic Director, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Posted January 4, 2016 This is the fourth blog post in “The Quest for Our New Home” series. This summer from the stage in the Glen, I told all of you to make sure to follow us so that I could let you know [...]

Our Quest for Our New Home: Show Support

New Home 2016 Update from Mike Ryan, Artistic Director, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Posted November 20, 2015 This is the third blog post in “The Quest for Our New Home” series. This blog post is about how you can best express your public support for Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s proposal for The Grove at DeLaveaga. (In fact, I [...]

Our Quest for Our New Home: Application Submitted

New Home 2016 Update from Mike Ryan, Artistic Director, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Posted October 6, 2015 This is the second blog post in “The Quest for Our New Home” series. In the first post, I talked about the Park’s Department’s RFP (request for proposals) and the various considerations that went in to selecting DeLaveaga as our [...]

IN THE NEWS: Shakespeare Takes Leave of its Iconic Setting

POSTED: 08/26/15, 2:51 PM PDT By Wallace Baine, Santa Cruz Sentinel William Shakespeare never laid eyes on a redwood tree. But for generations of theater lovers in Santa Cruz, Shakespeare and the redwoods are as natural a pairing as wine and cheese, chips and salsa, coffee and, well, anything. The orientation of stage and audience [...]

Our Quest for Our New Home: Origins

New Home 2016 Update from Mike Ryan, Artistic Director, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Posted August 20, 2015 If you had told me a year and a half ago that becoming an Artistic Director would involve learning about storm drainage plans, electrical conduits, biotic reports, soil grading, and all of the other details that are currently swirling in [...]

Santa Cruz Shakespeare and City Meet with DeLaveaga Community Residents

On August 11, 2015, members of Santa Cruz Shakespeare and the City of Santa Cruz held an open forum for community residents at the proposed site of the Santa Cruz Shakespeare's new venue in Upper DeLaveaga park. Thank you to all who came out and participated in the discussion. See photos from the community meeting [...]

UCSC letter notifies SCS that Glen lease will not be renewed

In the interest of transparency, and because we have received many inquiries about why we are leaving the Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen, Santa Cruz Shakespeare has requested permission from University administration to publish the letter detailing UCSC's refusal to renew our lease. That permission has been obtained, and the body of the letter may be found below. [...]

Santa Cruz Shakespeare in Talks with City for New Home in 2016

June 9, 2015, Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Shakespeare (SCS) announced today that it is in talks with the City of Santa Cruz to find an appropriate location within the City parks system to produce its summer Festival starting in 2016, opening a new chapter in the Festival’s history. While SCS will be performing in [...]