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About US

Shakespeare in Detroit (SiD), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, pioneered the first-ever Shakespeare in the park experience in Deroit proper in 2013 with Othello at Grand Circus Park. 

Since then, the company continues to produce groundbreaking, professional productions of Shakespeare’s works at various sites throughout the city – from traditional theatres to nontraditional spaces – to give access to both new and conventional theatre audiences, while highlighting Detroit’s vast array of historical structures, venues and parks. This site-specific template has created a movement of new audiences for classical theatre in the city of Detroit and challenged the status quo as it concerns Shakespeare’s canon. 

Mission

Shakespeare in Detroit is a nonprofit organization that enhances and supports the cultural, educational and financial growth of Detroit with professional theatre created through a conscious lens of equity, diversity and inclusion.

Vision

Shakespeare in Detroit will produce the classics, musicals, contemporary and new works in equal measure throughout each season as the official Shakespeare organization of the city. The pioneering theatre company will attract tourists from all over the world to see its world-class offerings of staged readings, theatrical productions and special events as a cultural force in Detroit. The company’s work will also include educational programming to complement and supplement the curriculums of K-12 students throughout Southeast Michigan.

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STEAM

Educational programming.

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main stage

Current season events.

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Special events

Events that take place outside our normal performance season.

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