It is hard to believe we start public performances tomorrow! We are so excited to share these incredible and resonant productions with you. As promised, in an earlier blog post, I am writing to update you on the COVID-related rules and regulations you can expect when you come to the Audrey Stanley Grove this summer.…

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A BLOG ABOUT WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN SCS RETURNS TO LIVE PERFORMANCES June 4, 2021 Over the course of the next two months, we will be rolling out a series of blog posts about what to expect when you return to The Grove for live performances this summer.  The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the theatre…

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Black Lives Matter.  As our nation wakes up to the ongoing, systematic, institutional racism that is woven into the fabric of American life, Santa Cruz Shakespeare is actively reexamining the role that it and other theatre companies have played in perpetuating racist systems. We acknowledge and are grateful for the work done by Black, Indigenous,…

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Shakespeare Play On (later to be known as Santa Cruz Shakespeare) was forged in 2013 when the University of California, Santa Cruz felt it could no longer host our predecessor organization, Shakespeare Santa Cruz. A small but intrepid group of community members met to determine how to continue the Shakespeare Festival and all its rich…

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Undiscovered Shakespeare: The Wars of the Roses In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and in lieu of its traditional summer offerings, Santa Cruz Shakespeare is very proud to announce a new virtual reading series to keep audiences engaged with the high-quality, professional Shakespeare they have come to expect! Starting one week from today, on July…

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