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Thank you for your support of FREE Shakespeare in our city parks and public spaces! We simply could not do what we do without you. Our free, exciting and vibrant productions bring Shakespeare alive in a fresh way with live music, energetic dance numbers, and innovative casting and direction in our beautiful city parks. There’s simply nothing like it.
Outdoor Shakespeare is one of my absolute favorite things in this world, and I’m so proud that Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks will celebrate our 20th season in 2024.
We will kick off the season with our Week of Will in April, featuring a musical play reading of Stoney Richard’s hilarious brand new piece SHAKESPEARE, THIS COULD BE TRUE!, a Shakespeare statue tribute with Yvonne Hudson as Mrs Shakespeare, and much more.
Our MainStage production will be a Margaritaville-esque musical version of the Shakespeare comedy TWELFTH NIGHT directed by Nick Hrutkay with musical direction by Matt Calvetti. So grab your sun hat and Bermuda shorts and join us in the parks in September for a rollicking good time.
Free Shakespeare is not free to produce. Did you know that our average of support per audience member is about $4 per performance? Grant and foundation support helps, but we really depend on individual donors like you to keep us going.
Your contribution during GiveBig maximizes our ability to produce FREE performances of Shakespeare’s plays in our beautiful City of Pittsburgh Parks each September. Your donation supports artist payments, the costumes and properties, and our modest operational costs. In return, our guests experience unforgettable moments. Our enhanced audience education tools provide preparation before arrival at the park. We are ready to welcome you to our 20th season in 2024! We are grateful for your support!
Jennifer Tober, Founder/Artistic Director
With the Board of Directors
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks brings accessible, high-quality, free Shakespeare to fans of all ages while encouraging the enjoyment and preservation of our natural public places and parks. Each autumn, the company presents one play during four weekend afternoons. Admission is free. Audience members are invited to bring chairs, blankets, picnics, and anything permitted in Pittsburgh city parks. The performances often include an additional pre-show performance and the plays run for about 1.5 hours with no intermission.
Click here for production history.
PHOTOS by Catherine Aceto
GRAPHIC DESIGN by Sara-Anne Lee
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Volunteer Power Needed!
PSIP is fueled by volunteer power! Typically we need support for marketing, ad sales, fundraising, and our outdoor events. If you’d like to be part of the PSIP team, please contact us. We will be happy to put you to work!
Interested in joining our fun team? Just send us your information, and keep watch on our webpage and Facebook page for details relevant to the current season.
Production Sponsors 2023
Additional support from:
- PA Partners in the Arts
- PNC Charitable Trusts
- The Heinz Small Arts Initiatives
- Opportunity Fund
- Funding from The Arts Equity Reimagined (AER)/CAWG Group) provided PSiP with critical capacity-building support during the pandemic to solidify operations and production planning.
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks celebrates 19 seasons of bringing FREE Shakespeare plays to the Steel City!