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, park rangers and Yosemite employees, and community members.
We are excited to announced Shakespeare in Yosemite 2021: a filmed and musical adaptation of Cymbeline called Imogen in the Wild
, shot in Merced and Yosemite and released for free on YouTube in October. Sneak peaks of songs and scenes from the film are available to view here
. Part of the worldwide Cymbeline in the Anthropocene
project, sponsored by UC Merced Arts and Yosemite National Park. Featuring Lisa Wolpe, Dennis Brown, Connie Stetson, Lee Stetson, Tonatiuh Newbold, Chase Brantley, Andrew Perez, and more, and introducing Sofia Andom as Imogen.
Music by Cathryn Flores, Tonatiuh Newbold, and Serena Johnson. Shawn Overton, Director of Photography.
Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you can see recently released scenes and songs from the Imogen in the Wild, and the entire film in September!
Shakespeare in Yosemite is produced in partnership with UC Merced, Yosemite National Park and Misfit Press.
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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
Shakespeare in Yosemite is a founding member of the EarthShakes Alliance. For more information visit earthshakesalliance.ucmerced.edu