Shakespeare Santa Cruz closes at the end of the 2013 season after 32 years as a
professional repetory company in residence on the campus of UC Santa Cruz.
Shakespeare Santa Cruz thanks its donors, patrons, and the Santa Cruz community and beyond for its support over the years, making SSC not just Shakespeare Santa Cruz,
but Shakespeare for Santa Cruz.
The company’s three core programs were: the summer theater festival, and two co-productions with the UCSC Theater Arts Department -- the annual family holiday musical, and Shakespeare to Go, a primary community engagement program to bring Shakespeare’s plays into area schools and community centers. UCSC Theater Arts and the Arts Division have committed to continue Shakespeare to Go in 2014.
SSC’s production history included more than 78 plays, 30 from the Shakespeare canon of 38, complementary work by classical playwrights including Molière, Beaumarchais, and Ibsen, as well as newer works by Samuel Beckett, Itamar Moses, and Edward Albee, among many others.
The summer festival plays were held indoors on the UCSC Theater Arts Mainstage, and outdoors among the redwoods in the Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful and unique outdoor settings in which to experience live theatre.
For general questions regarding the UC Santa Cruz Arts Division, contact Katie Robinson
For information on other Arts Division performing arts programs, visit http://arts.ucsc.edu/
For information on the Shakespeare Santa Cruz archive, contact Ethan Henderson (831-459-5870).