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 corporate world.
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.
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 postpone its 2020 season until summer 2021.
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
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 free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to register for the event.
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 of Fine Arts and the School of Art.
Actor Kevin McKillip was the 42nd actor selected for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival’s “Actor Honor Roll.”
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 increased their commitment to Illinois State by contributing outright and planned gifts to fund the Paul and Sandra Harmon Shakespeare Endowment and the Harmon Recruitment Scholarship in history. The couple’s over $400,000 in lifetime giving qualifies them to be recognized among Illinois State’s most distinguished donors in the 1857 and Heritage Societies.
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 Yahr ’19 are two of the 17 Illinois States students and alumni involved with this year’s performances. Their skills are very different, but both
Milner Library and the College of Fine Arts have published an online collection of Illinois Shakespeare Festival program booklets.