Category: News

Winona Post: GRSF Announces Plays for Season 15

by LAURA HAYES for the Winona Post on October 16, 2017 Original Article here. On Thursday evening, Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) leaders announced their professional lineup for season 15 — Shakespeare’s “All’s Well That Ends Well” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” David Ives’ “Venus in Fur,” and a stage adaptation of the 1998 film…
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GRSF Announces Subscriber Choice Award Winners

Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) hosted its first-ever Subscriber Choice Awards on Thursday, October 12 in Winona. At the event, awards were announced for Great Performances, Great Direction/Design, and Great Moments from Season 14. Festival patrons who held Season Passes during 2017 were sent a survey and asked to choose some of their favorite memories…
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GRSF Releases Annual Report for Season 13

View the report online, or download the PDF. Download a copy of the 990 Public Disclosure.

Announcing Season 14!

Season 14 at Great River Shakespeare Festival is sure to delight audiences of all ages! From uproarious comedy to royal scheming to classic tales of adventure, GRSF’s summer 2017 line-up features Shakespeare favorites and modern retellings of timeless writers. First, mistaken identities and laugh-out-loud hysterics are what GRSF audiences are in for with William Shakespeare’s…
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Minnesota Artists at GRSF

It’s the land of 10,000 lakes, hockey, Spam, the beloved late Prince, and…Shakespeare?   The Great River Shakespeare Festival is proud to have called Winona, Minnesota its home for all thirteen seasons of its existence, a period long enough that many forget how special its existence in this location really is. The festival is the…
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GRSF’s Silas Sellnow and his Minnesota Roots

A New Ulm-born artist has become a torch bearer for successful arts in small towns.   Silas Sellnow, a graduate of thi s year’s University of Minnesota Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program, is currently employed in his third consecutive season at the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona.     Sellnow’s roots were planted…
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Shakespeare Celebration of Life

Read the article on this event in the Winona Daily News! William Shakespeare passed away in his home in Stratford-upon-Avon four hundred years ago this April 23rd. Please join Great River Shakespeare Festival in remembering this great man by celebrating his life on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (Details on event below.) Often considered the greatest dramatist…
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Ticket Sales Begin!

Summer is just around the corner! We know many of you are already planning your visits to Winona and GRSF, and all you have left to do is book your tickets! Tickets will be available for the three professional productions, as well as the Apprentice/Intern Production, Front Porch Events and Callithump! If you are making…
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Announcing Season 13!

Season 13 will again bring three professional productions to GRSF: two of Shakespeare’s plays and a new musical. Artistic Director Doug Scholz-Carlson says of the upcoming season,“This season celebrates the ability of words to change the world. Rosalind creates her ideal partner with gloriously witty banter. Mark Antony changes the history of Rome in a single speech. John…
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GRSF Receives NEA Grant

Great River Shakespeare Festival has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support bringing arts to rural communities. The NEA is the federal agency that supports and funds the arts to give all Americans the opportunity to experience creativity and participate in the arts. NEA programs and funding…
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