Program History: 2003-2004

For the pilot year of the program, seven theater companies criss-crossed the country, touring to communities large and small in every state.

2003 - 2004 Statistics

States reached 50
Communities reached 172
Performances 270
Educational activities conducted by theater companies 500
Total audience reached 190,000
Military bases reached 18
Theater companies engaged 7
Actors engaged 111
Schools reached 11,500
Educational toolkits distributed 11,500

Participating Theater Companies

  • The Acting Company (New York, NY) touring Richard III
  • Alabama Shakespeare Festival (Montgomery, AL) touring Macbeth to military bases
  • Aquila Theatre Company (New York, NY) touring Othello
  • Arkansas Repertory Theatre (Little Rock, AR) touring Romeo and Juliet
  • Artists Repertory Theatre (Portland, OR) touring A Midsummer Night's Dream performed with actors from the Central Dramatic Company of Vietnam
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Chicago, IL) touring Romeo and Juliet
  • Guthrie Theater (Minneapolis, MN) touring Othello