about us

Founded by Glenn Dobbs.
Produced in partnership with local Indiana based theater companies
 

Executive Producer & Artistic Director

Glenn Dobbs

Associate Producers

John Clair, Nan Macy, JB Scoble, & Kevin C Robertson

Technical Director

Eric Matters 

Executive Fight Director

Kevin C. Robertson

 Bard Fest , Indy's only annual Shakespeare Festival,  was founded by Indiana-based theatre companies to bring a professional-quality, yet intimate, Shakespeare festival experience to Hoosier audiences. Through our partnership with regional theaters,  Bard Fest is able to not only provide paying work for local area actors, but also provide  unique visions under one intimate roof. 
Shakespeare is universal.  Harold Bloom writes, "Shakespeare is the inventor of what it means to be human."  Theater provides a human connection and social commentary like no other art form.  The centrality of Shakespeare  is that his works speak to everyone and demands society examine itself.  To that end, Bard Fest promotes an inclusive policy of color and gender blind casting.  When you can see yourself on stage, the words ring more true and we have a greater impact on our world.  Join us!  You are most welcome!

Contact us at 

Firstfolioplayers@gmail.com