Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 26, 2015
The Atlanta Shakespeare Company (ASC) is among 40 nonprofit professional companies across the nation to receive a portion of a $1 million grant from The National Endowment of the Arts and ARTS Midwest this coming year. This grant will allow companies to perform William Shakespeare’s work for students this coming year through Shakespeare in American Communities.
Through this grant, the Atlanta Shakespeare Company will present productions of Shakespeare’s work to at least 10 schools/2500 students along with workshops before and question and answer sessions after the performances. ASC will be touring their production of Romeo and Juliet Abridged to schools across the state of Georgia with special outreach to rural counties with little or no access to professional theatre performances. This past year, the production reached over 1100 students in metro Atlanta and Northeast Georgia and neighboring states.
About the Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse The Atlanta Shakespeare Company’s Education programs provide opportunities for students, educators and parents throughout Georgia and the Southeast to experience the power of Shakespeare’s language and dramatic vision through the play, passion, poetry, active participation and performance using dynamic, language based methods. ASC Education serves students from K-12 grades in 54 Georgia counties and six southern states with matinees in Atlanta, touring productions, workshops, residencies and other classroom programs as well as offering professional training to emerging artists at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse. The Tavern is Atlanta’s only professional Equity theatre company producing the works of William Shakespeare and select classic modern plays throughout the year, in an Elizabethan Globe-inspired playhouse on Peachtree St. in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. This past year ASC/The Tavern reached a total of over 20,000 students and 30,000 adults.
If you would like more information please contact Laura Cole by email at laura(at)shakespearetavern(dot)com and visit http://www.shakespearetavern.com