Island Shakespeare Festival draws upon the timeless exploration of the human spirit inherent to classical theatre to reflect, renew, and redefine the diversity of our shared experience through performances accessible to all.
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Island Shakespeare Festival believes that art should be for everyone regardless of the ability to pay. By providing “Pay What You Will” classical productions in innovative and compelling ways, we intend to ignite the power of theatre to illuminate, inspire, and foster our ability to live, locally and globally, in connection to each other.
We believe in demystifying the language of the classics through clarity of text, physicality, and commitment to the story, so they become alive—relevant—raw—visceral—to the widest possible audience. These gatherings of audience and artists bring classical texts alive and add immeasurably to the quality of life in our regional community. The classics remain classic because they express the humanity that exists across boarders and generations. They are part of civilization. And they need to be shared.