Grantee Database

AFRICAN-AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Application ID

AE-EXP-19-8104

Application Type

Arts Education – Exposure

Approved Grant Amount

Project Description

The award-winning African-American Shakespeare’s mission is to open the realm of classic theatre to a diverse audience; and provide an opportunity and place for actors of color to hone their skills and talent in mastering some of the world’s greatest classical roles.

We carry out our mission by producing work from the cannon of classical theatre including Shakespeare and great American and world playwrights that is lively, entertaining, and relevant; re-interpreting time-favored classics in a style that speaks to and embraces an African-American cultural aesthetic and identity; and offering training to developing actors to help them in their mastery of the language and style of the classics.

Vision: Our community gains strength and cultural understanding from the melding of timeless dramatic works and the richness of the African-American experience. Perceptions change as together we gain a deeper appreciation for the common threads of the human spirit that bind us together.

Organization Summary

The award-winning African-American Shakespeare’s mission is to open the realm of classic theatre to a diverse audience; and provide an opportunity and place for actors of color to hone their skills and talent in mastering some of the world’s greatest classical roles.

We carry out our mission by producing work from the cannon of classical theatre including Shakespeare and great American and world playwrights that is lively, entertaining, and relevant; re-interpreting time-favored classics in a style that speaks to and embraces an African-American cultural aesthetic and identity; and offering training to developing actors to help them in their mastery of the language and style of the classics.

Vision: Our community gains strength and cultural understanding from the melding of timeless dramatic works and the richness of the African-American experience. Perceptions change as together we gain a deeper appreciation for the common threads of the human spirit that bind us together.

Organization

AFRICAN-AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Address

762 Fulton Street, Suite 305

San Francisco

Phone

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