Shakespeare Festival at Tulane
Lupin Theatre, McWilliams Hall and Dixon Hall | Tulane University | New Orleans | Box Office: 504.865.5015, ext. 2 | www.NewOrleansShakespeare.com
Artistic Director: Ron Gural; Associate Artistic Director: Jim Fitzmorris;
Managing Director: Clare Moncrief; Operations Director: Brad Robbert
Founded in 1993, the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, is a professional theatre company in residence at Tulane University. Through an annual season of
professional plays and arts-in-education outreach programming, this theatre company performs the works of William Shakespeare. During the other nine months of the year it provides outreach programming to area middle and high school students, reaching 4,000-5,000 each year.
Shakespeare on the Road | Fall 2008 and spring 2009. The festival continues its collaboration with The NOLA Project theater company in reintroducing the touring program. Actors from The NOLA Project will travel to area schools and perform “Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World,” an original script which introduces students to the Bard and contains excerpts from 14 of his plays. Call 504-865-5015, ext. 7 for information.
Coming in 2009:
As You Like It (for schools) | Jan. 7-9 and 13-16. This remount of the critically acclaimed production from summer 2008 is presented as an educational opportunity for students, as part of a national theater initiative sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest.
National Shakespeare Competition (New Orleans Region) | Jan. 31. The regional tournament of the English-Speaking Union of the United States’ National Shakespeare Competition is open to high school students in grades
10-12. It is a preliminary to the national competition scheduled in New York in April 2009. Call 504-865-5015, ext. 7