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 the Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen this summer from June 30 through August 30, UC Santa Cruz has informed SCS that it will not renew the Company’s Glen lease agreement after the conclusion of the 2015 season.
“Since we became a new, independent, non-profit theatre company last year, one of our primary strategic goals has been to integrate more deeply and meaningfully with the community,” said Mike Ryan, Artistic Director. “Our recent strategic planning process has made clear that if SCS is to continue to grow and thrive as an independent and sustainable organization, we need to be situated in the city of Santa Cruz, not only artistically but geographically. Our true home is in town.”