Outreach Throughout the Community
The mission of the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is make Shakespeare’s works accessible to a diverse audience through free professional theater and educational programs. Through outreach and learning activities presented in the park during the Festival’s summer production, our signature Camp Shakespeare program, a city-wide sonnet and poster contest for young people, The Shakespeare Studio, and workshops, performances and residencies presented in schools throughout the city, education programs are part of the vision and year-round work of the Festival. Raising the bar for young people by asking them to understand and delight in Shakespeare is not an unreal expectation. It is our mission.
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Education Teaching Staff
Meet the Teaching Artists
The Festival’s education staff includes the finest teaching artists in the city. All of them are dedicated theatre professionals, many who have worked with the Festival for numerous seasons as actors, stage managers and assistant directors.