“If you are not paying attention to what The Shakespeare Forum is doing… in New York City and in their work in classrooms and in occasional, brilliantly reviewed productions, you should. The Forum is a shining example of what it means to build community around Shakespeare’s texts.” – Shakespeare Standard, April 2015

The Shakespeare Forum is a New York-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to create empowered communities through education and performance. They inspire artists and non-artists alike to find their creative voices by offering free classes, workshops, and performances. The Shakespeare Forum aims to improve access of performances of classical text by offering high-quality productions at a low-cost to the community because they believe that Shakespeare’s text inherently belongs to all people. The Shakespeare Forum has been providing the New York community with free weekly workshops for over seven years and offers school residencies, after-school programming, youth theatre development programs and adult classes and workshops with scholarship opportunities and produces one annual performance.

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