Shakespeare in Yosemite was founded in 2017 to bring short, accessible, and FREE productions of Shakespeare’s plays to Yosemite National Park for Earth Day and Shakespeare’s birthday each April. Our shows are 90 minutes long, feature lots of music, and are adapted to address issues relevant to Earth Day and Yosemite. Casts are made up of UC Merced students and community members, and shows are directed by Shakespeare in Yosemite co-founders Katherine Steele Brokaw (UC Merced) and Paul Prescott (University of Warwick). Learn more about our mission, what we have done, and our plans for the future in this interview.
After a haitus due to COVID-19 in 2020, we will return to Yosemite National Park in April 2021 for a newly adapted production of Love’s Labor’s Lost, which will be performed April 21nd in Merced, CA, and April 23-25 in the outdoor amphitheatre in Yosemite National Park's Curry Village.
For information about auditions and shows, contact Katie Brokaw
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Shakespeare in Yosemite is proud to be a member of the Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA). For more information visit www.stahome.org