The Illinois Shakespeare Festival (ISF) has selected Dan Matisa as the 2021 John Stevens Equity Actor. Each season, funds from the John Stevens Memorial Fund support bringing an Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) member to the Illinois Shakespeare Festival stage.
The Illinois Shakespeare Festival, a staple in Bloomington-Normal and significant partner to Illinois State University, had to cancel its 2020 season. The festival is back with shows—Measure for Measure, The Winter’s Tale, and the Theatre for Young Audience’s production of A Summer’s Winter Tale—that started the first week of July and run through August 7.
Illinois State University alum Brendan Hunt co-created and co-stars in the hit show Ted Lasso.
The Illinois Shakespeare Festival (ISF) is proud to announce the acting company sched perform Measure for Measure and The Winter’s Tale in rotating repertory July 2 through August 6, 2021 at Ewing Theatre.
Festival Dramaturg Kee-Yoon Nahm spoke with playwright Nancy Steele Brokaw and director Lori Adams about Illinois Shakespeare Festival’s upcoming Theatre for Young Audiences show “A Summer’s Winter Tale.”
Gifts to the Illinois Shakespeare Festival Back on the Boards project will ensure that ISF continues to produce energetic new interpretations of theatrical works with the Shakespeare canon as our inspiration.
Illinois Shakespeare Festival ticket sales open to the general public on Monday, May 10, 2021, at noon. Individual tickets are $25 per person, with $15 tickets available for preview performances.
Festival Dramaturg Kee-Yoon Nahm spoke with director Rebekah Scallet about the upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.
The Winter’s Tale contains many memorable elements that make it unique among Shakespeare’s plays: an oracle that proves a character’s innocence, a sheepshearing festival, and, of course, Hermione’s statue that comes to life. It also has wonderful monologues that actors often use in auditions. But the most famous line in the play is perhaps a little stage direction in the third act.
The Illinois Shakespeare Festival (ISF) has announced its 2021 summer camps and classes!