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Optimist Theatre thanks Alverno College and the countless faculty and staff who have supported and continue to support Shakespeare in the Park.  Without their generous help, Shakespeare in the Park would not be here today.


  • Milwaukee Arts Board

    Shakespeare in the Park is supported in part by a grant from the Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the state of Wisconsin.


  • Wisconsin Humanities Council

    "To Be! Shakespeare Here and Now" is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin. Please contact us at or 262-498-9788 to take advantage of this generous grant and bring William Shakespeare to your school, library or community organization.

Shakespeare in the Park was supported in 2010, 2011, and 21012 in part by a Creative Communities grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the people of the State of Wisconsin.

Optimist Theatre is grateful to James Carlson, Jenn Turner and Bucketworks for all their help constructing the BMO Harris challenge grant Kickstarter campaign presentation. Bucketworks - A health club for the brain.