Festival Events



Front Porch Series

Join us Saturday mornings during the festival to hear from scholars, theater professionals, and community members about the places where art & life intersect. Front Porch events are hosted at either the GRSF Downtown Office or at the Robert A. DuFresne Performing Arts Center at Winona State University. Click on each title to learn more about the event and reserve tickets where applicable.

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JULY 3: Paul for Pete

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July 24: STIFF by Sherry Jo Ward

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JULY 31: Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest

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JULY 10: Staged Reading of “Don Quixote” by Gale Childs Daly

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JULY 16: Historical Moment Workshop with Judy Tate

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Free
Festival Extras

Great River Shakespeare Festival is more than just great plays. We exist to form a community that discusses ideas and celebrates all art forms. So, come early and join the conversation.

COMPANY CONVERSATIONS

Join company members every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. on Zoom for an in-depth conversation about the plays, production and life in the theater. Come with lots of questions!

June 27 @ 2 p.m. “It Takes a Company”
July 11 @ 2 p.m. “Know’st Me Not by My Clothes?”
July 18 @ 2 p.m. “Shakespeare and the Supernatural”
July 25 @ 2 p.m. “Education Week at GRSF”
August 1 @ 2 p.m. “Wrapping up Season 17”

Company Conversations are sponsored by Greg & Terri Evans and

PRE-SHOW CONVERSATIONS

Arrive at the performance space 10 minutes before the show to learn more about the world of the play. Our Assistant Directors will give you the inside scoop as well as a helpful handout before you see the show.

Pre-Show Conversations are sponsored by Stephen Carmichael & Susan Stoddard and Laurie Lucas