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Dear GRSF: How do you determine when to tinker with the time, setting, character gender vs. when to leave it in the traditional setting?

“Dear GRSF” is a new series for our newsletters where staff and company members at Great River Shakespeare Festival answer your questions about the “whys” and “hows” of our company. To submit a question, click here. Recently, a GRSF patron asked our leadership team, “How do you determine when to tinker with the time, setting,…
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Dear GRSF: Do you believe in color blind and gender blind casting?

“Dear GRSF” is a new series for our newsletters where staff and company members at Great River Shakespeare Festival answer your questions about the “whys” and “hows” of our company. To submit a question, click here. Recently, a GRSF patron asked our leadership team, “Do you believe in color blind and gender blind casting?” Answer…
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Dear GRSF: Have you ever considered paying interns?

“Dear GRSF” is a new series for our newsletters where staff and company members at Great River Shakespeare Festival answer your questions about the “whys” and “hows” of our company. To submit a question, click here. Recently, a GRSF patron asked our leadership team, “Have you ever considered paying interns? What would it cost?” Answer…
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Dear GRSF: Why don’t you do August Wilson plays?

“Dear GRSF” is a new series for our newsletters where staff and company members at Great River Shakespeare Festival answer your questions about the “whys” and “hows” of our company. To submit a question, click here. Recently, a GRSF patron asked our leadership team, “Why doesn’t GRSF do any August Wilson plays?” Answer by: Doug…
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#GRSFEverywhere

Welcome to #GRSFEverywhere! Even though we can’t be together in the theater, we are still finding ways to bring you art and engaging conversations. Check out the schedule below for our Sunday evening programming, which will run Sunday, June 28th through Sunday, August 9th. For registration links to each event, scroll to the bottom of…
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Great River Shakespeare Festival knows Black Lives Matter

As a company, we mourn the death of George Floyd and call for justice in his murder. Racism is a blight on our communities, state, and country. As artists we cannot fully express our own stories or the stories of others when black Americans are consistently being ignored, beaten, and killed – there is no…
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GRSF & #StayHomeMN

In light of Governor Walz’s “Stay Home” order, which went into place this past Friday at midnight, we want to update you on what the Festival is doing to comply with the State of Minnesota. We are fully supporting the Governor’s order and will be working from home for the next two weeks to reduce…
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Women & Shakespeare Spotlight: Victoria Teague

This spotlight focuses on Victoria Teague, GRSF Resident Dramaturg. A dramaturg is often one of those jobs which makes people ask, “What is that?” when they hear the word the first time. Many theater companies hire dramaturgs (who often work as text coaches as well), but you’ll most often find them at theaters doing “classical”…
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Women & Shakespeare Spotlight: Rebecca Bernstein

Today’s spotlight focuses on Rebecca Bernstein, one of the costume designers here at Great River Shakespeare Festival. Rebecca has spent many years as a costume designer for GRSF, but her interest in and knack for costume design goes all the way back to childhood. This is really all I’ve ever done or wanted to do. …
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Women & Shakespeare Spotlight: Beth Gardiner

This post is part of our continuing series “Women & Shakespeare”, as part of Women’s History Month at GRSF. Today’s interview is with Beth Gardiner, who is a director in the company. In past years with the Festival, she has directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Servant of Two Masters. This season, Beth will…
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