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Founded by Glenn Dobbs.
Produced in partnership with local Indiana based theater companies
Founder & Executive Producer
John Clair, Nan Macy, JB Scoble, & Kevin C Robertson
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 Race and gender inclusive and conscious 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!
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