Theatreworks awarded $25,000 Shakespeare in American Communities grant

Two actors performing Dante in Shakespeare in the community

Theatreworks joins a cohort of 50 theaters each awarded a $25,000 grant to fund Shakespeare projects in the schools through a program of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Building on the success of its Shakespeare in the Schools residency and the 2019 Free-For-All program, Theatreworks will partner with Pikes Peak regional schools for performances and residencies. Shakespeare’s beloved, magical comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be the basis of the upcoming program before touring the community in summer 2021.

For those interested in bringing Shakespeare to a school in spring 2021, or Free-For-All community performance in summer 2021, email Caitlin Lowans, artistic director of Theatreworks.

Now in its 18th year, Shakespeare in American Communities is a program of the NEA in partnership with Arts Midwest. By providing grants to theater companies that produce Shakespeare’s works, the program supports high-quality productions and educational activities in middle schools, high schools and juvenile justice facilities throughout the United States.

Theatreworks is a professional, regional theater company dedicated to creating challenging and innovative productions of classic and contemporary theater for the enjoyment, education and stimulation of UCCS students, faculty, staff and Pikes Peak region community members.