California Shakespeare Theater is a nationally recognized regional theater that reaches 60,000 people each year. It does this through a four-show season at its amphitheater in Orinda, California, and year-round school- and community-based programs in Oakland and Richmond. Since 2003, the organization has been investing in programs and partnerships that embrace diverse artistic voices, as well as increasing its capacity to be more responsive to shifting demographics and changes in cultural participation. Following the departure of its long-time artistic director, renewed funding will assist the organization in continuing its artistic work and strengthen its approaches to increasing audience diversity.
About the Grantee
PMB 509 21 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA, 94563, United States
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for general operating support
California Shakespeare Theater presents a four-show season at the outdoor Bruns Amphitheater and a variety of year-round programs in schools and community-based venues. In 2010, the organization completed construction of a new 7,500-square-foot facility that dramatically improves the experience of its more than 40,000 patrons and artists. Through a long-term partnership with Intersection for the Arts (a Hewlett Foundation grantee), California Shakespeare Theater is bringing a wide range of constituencies together to create new works inspired by classic literature. Renewed support would enable the company to continue producing its main stage season and directly connect under-served communities with the work of classic writers