Shakespeare Santa Cruz receives National Endowment for
the Arts Award to expand outreach program
Danny Scheie wins Goodman Award
May 3, 2004
Awards and Honors
Shakespeare Santa Cruz receives
National Endowment for the Arts Award to expand outreach program
The National Endowment for the Arts has just announced that Shakespeare
Santa Cruz (SSC) is one of 22 theater companies nationwide chosen to
tour Shakespeare performances as part of the NEA's Shakespeare in American
|Jacqueline van Bennen, Ryan Artzberger (center), and Lucas
Alifano in SSC's 2003 production of Hamlet.
Photo: Steve DiBartolomeo
The program, titled Shakespeare for a New Generation, will provide
matching funds for Shakespeare Santa Cruz to expand its acclaimed outreach
program, Shakespeare To Go. This project will tour middle schools and
high schools in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Santa Clara Counties. Henry
IV, Part One, has been selected for the tour, with projected performances
in more than 20 schools in the spring of 2005.
"It's an honor to participate with some of the best theaters
and Shakespeare festivals across the country on a project of national
scale that will reach into schools all over the country," said
SSC managing director Marcus Cato.
"This NEA funding will enhance our Shakespeare to Go program--which
has been touring locally since 1984--with improved artistic elements
as well as a new orientation session with students. We're excited about
the opportunity to reach new schools and students that may have never
seen a live Shakespeare performance before," Cato added.
For more information, contact Kerry Atchison at Shakespeare Santa Cruz,
(831) 459-3160, or Marcus Cato, (831) 459-3162.
Danny Scheie wins Goodman
Danny Scheie, professor and chair of UCSCs Theater Arts Department,
has received the Dean Goodman Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement
in Theatre under the category of direction, for his work with Center
Rep/Walnut Creek. Dean Goodman Choice Award winners are selected annually
from more than 200 productions.
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