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An interview with 2021 Sutter Family Shakespeare Scholarship recipient Abigail Anderson

Abigail Anderson Abigail Anderson was recently announced as the 2021 recipient of the Sutter Family Shakespeare Scholarship for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. The Sutter Scholarship is...
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Beyond the Stage interview: Richard III for the digital age

In November, the School of Theatre and Dance at Illinois State University will present Richard III online, setting Shakespeare’s drama of power and political manipulation in a 21st-century...
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Illinois Shakespeare Festival offers online camps for both youth and adults

Are you looking for ways to connect this summer? Explore, learn, and train from the comfort of your own home with an online Illinois Shakespeare Festival camp.
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Illinois Shakespeare Festival postpones 2020 season

In response to decisions from the Illinois Governor’s office, Illinois State University leadership, and our creative partners throughout the world, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival (ISF) will...
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Illinois Shakespeare Festival 2020 season announced, tickets on sale

Illinois Shakespeare Festival (ISF) Artistic Director John C. Stark shared plans for the 2020 season at the annual ISF season announcement event on October 28
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Shakespeare Festival 2020 Announcement Event

The Illinois Shakespeare Festival invites you to the 2020 Season Announcement at 7 p.m.  Monday, October 28, in the Illinois State University Center for Performing Arts Theatre. This event is...
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Illinois State University names College of Fine Arts and School of Art in recognition of $12 million gift from alumna

Artist and alumna Wonsook Kim '75, M.A. '76, M.F.A. '78, honorary doctorate of arts '19, and her husband, Thomas Clement, have made a $12 million gift to Illinois State in support of the College...
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Kevin McKillip named to Illinois Shakespeare Festival’s “Actor Honor Roll”

Actor Kevin McKillip was the 42nd actor selected for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival’s “Actor Honor Roll.”
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Paul and Sandra Harmon endow funds to support diversity and the arts

Redbirds Rising campaign volunteers Sandra M.A. '70, D.A. '90 and Paul Harmon have been longtime supporters of Illinois State University through their careers and philanthropy. The couple...
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Redbirds get a career head start at Illinois Shakespeare Festival

Two recent Illinois State alumni are ready to delight audiences and kick off their arts careers during the 42nd season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival (ISF). Victoria DeLaney ’19 and Lucy...