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Week 6 Recap: It’s Education Week!

All of the shows are in full swing, including Romeo and Juliet. All five episodes are staged and are being performed at Levee Park before the regular performances. In addition to their own production, the acting apprentices also understudy the acting company for the main productions. This week, the apprentices worked through Great Expectations and…
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Week 5 Recap: We Are Open!

And just like that, Season 17 is officially open and running! This week started with two preview days and following that, each show had its own opening day. The intern and apprentice company also performed the first few episodes of Romeo and Juliet. We have been incredibly lucky to have a string of beautiful nights…
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Week 4 Recap: We are Ready for an Audience!

After two years, it’s time to welcome back our live audience. We have made in through our shortened rehearsal period, extreme heat, rain, cold and of course, tech week. It’s hard to believe how fast the time has passed and that we open shows this week! The cast and crew have been working incredibly hard…
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Week 3 Recap: The Season is Heating Up (Literally)

The time is ticking until Great River Shakespeare Festival season 17 is officially open! June 23rd marks the first preview performance of The Tempest and Every Brilliant Thing, followed by the preview of Great Expectations on June 24th. Tickets are available now so run, don’t walk to get your tickets today! The company has been…
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GRSF is Back! Weeks 1 & 2 Recap

It has been two years since the GRSF company has set foot in Winona, and we couldn’t be any more excited. Seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones. GRSF is officially back and ready to perform with live audiences once again! The season kicked off with our company meeting which is typically known as “clapping…
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JOB POSTING: Finance Associate

Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF), seeks a year-round part-time finance associate. The position reports to the festival’s managing director and has no direct reports. The work schedule is flexible 0.5 FTE during the business week. A complete job description is available at http://grsf.org/employment-training. Wage: $15-17/hour. Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of…
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FAQs for the 2021 Season

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the virtual Town Hall event on Sunday, March 28th. You asked some great questions. We can’t wait to see you again! Below you will find some frequently asked questions about the upcoming season. If you have a question that isn’t answered below, please email it to eileenm@grsf.org.…
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GRSF stands with our Asian community members

Great River Shakespeare Festival condemns the abhorrent violence against Asian and Pacific Islander community members. The horrific shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday March 16, showed the intersecting prejudices of racism and misogyny, carried out to a violent end. GRSF recognizes that these murders were part of an increase in anti-Asian and Pacific Islander violence…
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Thank you to everyone who submitted a spooky story!

Thank you to all of our GRSF community members who submitted story suggestions and original stories for our #GRSFEverywhere Spooky Storytelling event this past weekend. We had a great time and read some fantastic stories. Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to read ALL of the stories that were submitted, so we are listing them below…
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Free Staged Reading of The Thanksgiving Play on 11/29

Join GRSF director Beth Gardiner (The Servant of Two Masters, 2019 & A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2018) and some of the GRSF acting company for a live staged reading of The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse on Sunday, November 29th at 7:00 p.m. This is a free online event. To register, click the button below:…
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