Island Shakespeare Festival
Drawing upon Shakespeare’s timeless exploration of the human spirit, Island Shakespeare Festival will strive to reflect, renew and redefine the diversity of the human experience through performances, workshops and educational opportunities. Providing free classical theatre in innovative and compelling ways, we believe in the power of theatre to illuminate, inspire, and to live, locally and globally, in connection to each other..
Island Shakespeare Festival believes that art should be for everyone regardless of their ability to pay. In the age old tradition of free Shakespeare, such gatherings of audience and artists add immeasurably to the quality of life in the community, bringing the classical texts alive with passionate performances, live music, innovative staging and choreography.
At Island Shakespeare Festival, the center of everything we do is reflected in our values. We believe in:
Consistently seeking to excel in the work we do. Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is then not an act, but a habit.”
Clear communication of story, de-mystifying the often daunting language of Shakespeare and classical texts expressed through compelling and lively story telling.
Ongoing innovative educational opportunities for company members, audiences, teachers and students.
Welcoming and embracing a diversity of cultures, people and ideas from our local and global communities that enriches both our insights on stage and our relationship with each other.
Continuing to build a foundation of financial health and sustainability.
Choosing to make responsible choices to support environmental health for our community as well as the sustainability of our planet.
Creating and sustaining a safe and respectful work environment that is supportive and collaborative and where we can rely upon our fellow colleagues to work together with a strong work ethic, trust and compassion.