Shakespeare San Francisco produces free performances in parks throughout the Bay Area for 30,000 people each summer. In addition, it provides free or low-cost year-round education programs for youth, an internship program for aspiring theater professionals, and a statewide Shakespeare on Tour program that reaches another 100,000 people annually. Renewed funding would support San Francisco Shakespeare’s efforts to continue its commitment to casting actors that are reflective of the communities that it serves, increase compensation for its teaching artists and actors, and pilot an education program for adults.
About the Grantee
Post Office Box 460937, San Francisco, CA, 94146-0937, United States
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for general operating support
Shakespeare San Francisco Festival, also known San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and SF Shakes, provides live communal theater experiences and educational programs that invite broad participation in the performing arts and live theater, prioritizing inclusion of those who have never before witnessed a live Shakespeare performance. Its free Shakespeare in the Park series reaches over 30,000 people in multiple Bay Area locations each summer. The organization’s statewide Shakespeare on Tour programs, in-school presentations, and summer camps reach an additional 100,000 people each year. Support for San Francisco Shakespeare Festival contributes to the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.