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American Shakespeare Center (Virginia)

"Located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, Virginia’s premiere classical theatre is at once intimate in scale and epic in imagination—creating vital, sophisticated, and accessible seasons built around a company of versatile actors performing in repertory all year round. We are a center for shared discovery by audiences, scholars, and artists of Shakespeare, his contemporaries, and classics old and new. There are three legs of the American Shakespeare Center that help support our mission. Each one reaches out to different communities to bring the joy of Shakespeare through performance, education, and the tour."

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Artemis & the Wild Things (Louisiana)

"Artemis & the Wild Things was founded in 1987. The company has made its home in New Orleans since 2007. Their mission is to raise awareness about women's and minorities' issues through theatre, film, and digital media."

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FlagShakes (Arizona)

"FlagShakes is located in Flagstaff Arizona, just 1.5hrs from the Grand Canyon. We are a proud mountain town at 7000ft elevation surrounded by National Forest and breathtaking natural beauty. Our performances and educational outreach enlighten our audiences and revitalize empathy. Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to offering exciting artistic opportunity and experience for residents of northern Arizona and visitors from around the world."

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Gamut Theatre (Pennsylvania)

"Gamut Theatre is Harrisburg Shakespeare Company and Popcorn Hat Players Children's Theatre, located in downtown Harrisburg, PA's capital. Founded in 1993 by Clark and Melissa Nicholson, the company became a permanent fixture when it purchased an historic church building and renovated it to become Gamut Theatre with 3 performance stages and an education center."

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Harlem Shakespeare Festival (New York)

"With the plays of William Shakespeare as its foundation, Take Wing And Soar Productions (a professional theatre arts corporation specializing in giving centerstage opportunies to classically trained actors of color), and Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group presents the 6th ANNUAL HARLEM SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, a theatre festival across Harlem spanning late summer through early spring. The festival brings Shakespeare scripts alive featuring: 3-5 Shakespeare and modern plays, master classes, panel discussions, workshops, an international symposiums, artist talk-backs, Shakespeare4Kids, ShakespeareInMusic, ShakespeareOnFilm, and Shakespeare-In-The-Open-Air."

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Illinois Shakespeare Festival

The Illinois Shakespeare Festival is a professional company located in Bloomington/Normal, IL and housed on the campus of Illinois State University. The Festival was founded in 1978 and regularly produces three shows in repertory from late June to mid-August. ISF works with Actors Equity on a URT/A tier II contract.

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Island Shakespeare Fest

Founded in 2010 in the woods on Whidbey Island in Washington State with the intention to bring accessible classical theatre to our community. We are guided by our values of accessibility, anti-racism, inclusion, excellence, and sustainability. We are pay what you will and believe in the power of theatre to inspire contemporary social examination and change.

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Montana InSite Theatre 

Located in Bozeman, Montana, USA and founded in 2019, Montana InSite Theatre is dedicated to performances in site-specific locations. We present material inspired by classical texts that addresses pressing local and global environmental crises

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Nashville Shakespeare Festival (Tennessee)

"Located in Tennessee, the Nashville Shakespeare Festival has been continuously producing free summer Shakespeare since 1988. The Festival presents one main stage show in the summer and one in the Winter, with educational outreach, university co-productions, touring shows and community events throughout the year."

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NY Classical (New York)

"Since 2000, NY Classical Theatre has presented over 700 all-free performances for more than 250,000 New Yorkers. We have produced extensively in non-traditional settings using our signature staging style, Panoramic Theatre. NY Classical firmly believes that everyone—regardless of social, economic, or educational background—should have the opportunity to enjoy live professional theatre together as a community. Through the lens of classical theatre, everyone comes to better understand human nature. Our free, engaging performances interpreted for approachable spaces inspire experienced theatergoers to reconnect with the classics and build new and future audiences."

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OrangeMite Studios (Pennsylvania)

OrangeMite Studios is a non-profit grassroots Shakespearean theatre located in South Central Pennsylvania. Since 2008, OrangeMite has continuously provided the community with opportunities to experience all dimensions of music and theater. We dedicate our energy and creativity to developing inclusive and inspiring theatre in many forms.

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival

"The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1935. Our eight-month season runs through the month of October, and we have three theatres: our two indoor stages—the Angus Bowmer Theatre and the Thomas Theatre—and our flagship outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre, which opens in early June and runs through mid-October. OSF makes wise, efficient and responsible use of all the resources entrusted to us, sustaining our long-standing financial stability, the legacy of our organization's 80-year history, and the health of our planet."

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Recycled Shakespeare Company (Maine)

"Recycled Shakespeare Company, located in Fairfield, Maine, USA, was founded in 2014 on the mission to entertain and educate the community on a minimal budget, while relying primarily on used and recycled materials, local enthusiasts, and royalty free productions. All our plays are free to the public, all who audition get a part, and we strive to create sustainable theater."

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San Francisco Shakespeare Festival (California)

"San Francisco Shakespeare Festival is a nonprofit theatre company located in the Bay Area, California. We present our Annual Free Shakespeare in the Park in 5 parks across the bay, a touring educational production throughout California, and various education programs including Bay Area Shakespeare Camps and our Saturday Upstart Crows."

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Shakespeare Napa Valley (California)

"In 2010, Shakespeare Napa Valley (SNV), part of the Napa Valley College District Auxiliary Services Foundation, partnered with the City of Napa to bring a production of The Taming of the Shrew downtown Napa’s Veteran’s Park. Since the inaugural production in 2010, SNV has produced at least one full-scale production each year, attracting over 30,000 audience members."

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Shakespeare's Associates (California)

"Shakespeare’s Associates, producers of the Livermore Shakespeare Festival, is the premier professional theater company in the Tri-Valley, located at the center of the San Francisco megaregion. Founded in 2002, the company produces the outdoor summer Shakespeare in the Vineyard program; a 10-week, common-core aligned in-schools program So Wise So Young; among other smaller site-specific productions, readings and educational programs."

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The Shakespeare Troupe at Cornell (New York)

Every year, the Shakespeare Troupe puts on one major show and multiple low commitment shows known as Dorm Room Shakespeare (DRS). DRS is an opportunity for anyone to sign up to direct or act without an audition process, requires only one rehearsal and no memorization, and is brought together via props the actors have in their rooms or are made from materials the actors have.

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Shakespeare in Yosemite (California)

"Shakespeare in Yosemite was founded in 2017 to bring short, accessible, and FREE productions of Shakespeare’s plays to Yosemite National Park for Earth Day and Shakespeare’s birthday each April. It is sponsored by University of California, Merced and the National Park Service. Our shows are 90 minutes long, feature lots of music, and are adapted to address issues relevant to Earth Day and Yosemite. Casts are made up of UC Merced students, park rangers and Yosemite employees, and community members. In 2021, we are releasing Imogen in the Wild, shot on location in Yosemite and Merced."

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EarthShakes aspires to be a truly global collaboration. If you are a theatre company, scholar, teacher, artist, or activist from North America and are interested in joining us, or if you know of a North American organization or individual who may be inserested in joining, please contact us