Principal investigator
Amanda Giguere

Collaboration + support
Colorado Shakespeare Festival; CU Presents; College of Arts and Sciences

Merry Wives performanceSince starting in 1958, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has become a summertime staple in Boulder. Organizers now hope to build on the festival’s popularity by taking their show on the road. 

In February, CSF announced Shakespeare Across Colorado—a new initiative to bring live, professional Shakespeare performances to all 64 Colorado counties in the next decade. 

The $3.2 million endeavor will reach an estimated 180,000 audience members in community theaters, school cafeterias and other venues across the state by 2028. 

“The Colorado Shakespeare Festival recognizes its role in sharing Shakespeare not only with the Front Range, but with people of every corner of the state,” said Amanda Giguere, CSF director of outreach. “Shakespeare was truly the people’s playwright—he wrote about every aspect of humanity.”