Shakespeare in the Parks

Summer 2021 - That's a wrap!

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is pleased to announce the completion of the 2021 Shakespeare in the Parks season which featured productions of A Midsummers Night’s Dream and Cymbeline. We'd like to thank all of our donors, private, foundational and corporate sponsors for a wildly successful year!

"After enduring a year of uncertainty, we are so thrilled to be looking towards our 2021 season where we’ll be able to once again engage our amazing communities with live free professional theatre. Our greatest passion at MSIP is the opportunity that we’ve had for 49 years to bring families and neighbors together to share a picnic and enjoy the splendor of Shakespeare’s world, a world that is so relevant to our own.” – Kevin Asselin, Executive Artistic Director.

Touring for its 49th year, the Montana Shakespeare in the Parks company will traveled nearly 7,000 miles putting on productions throughout Montana and neighboring states. All performances are offered free to audiences in local parks and public spaces. Montana Shakespeare in the Parks relies on grants, corporate sponsorships, and thousands of individual donors to support the free performances.

Stay tuned for audition and season announcements in the coming months!

Since 1973, Shakespeare in the Parks has brought free, professional productions of Shakespeare and other classics to mostly rural and underserved communities. All performances are offered at no cost (with the exception of the Sweet Pea Festival) in local parks and public spaces, making them accessible to all.

Production Team

Kevin Asselin

Executive Artistic Director
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Christopher DuVal

Director - A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Claudia Boddy

Costume Designer, A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Denise Massman

Costume Designer, Cymbeline
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Gordon Carpenter

Technical Director
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Megan Cirullo

Director of Access & Engagement
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Gretchen Minton

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Tom Watson

Set Designer, Cymbeline
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Mike Salazar

Set Designer, A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Nova Casillo

Properties Designer
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Pornchanok Kanchanabanca

Sound Designer
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Reid Loessberg

Sound Engineer
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Jonathan Dove

Lighting Desinger
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Amanda French

Wig Master, Hair and Makeup Designer

Andrew Rathgeber

Fight Director / Asst. Director - Cymbeline
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Shari Watson

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Emma Hughes

Company Manager / SM: Cymbeline
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Rebekah Reimer

SM: A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Show History 1973-1989

1973 - Shakespearean Scenes
1974 - The Merchant of Venice/The Taming of the Shrew
1975 - A Comedy of Errors/The Merry Wives of Windsor
1976 - The Devil's Disciple/Twelfth Night
1977 - Two Gentlemen of Verona/The Servant of Two Masters
1978 - The Miser/A Midsummer Night's Dream
1979 - As You Like It/Cyrano de Bergerac
1980 - The Rivals/Much Ado About Nothing
1981 - The Taming of the Shrew/The Doctor in Spite of Himself
1982 - The Merry Wives of Windsor/The Imaginary Invalid
1983 - A Comedy of Errors/The School for Wives
1984 - Twelfth Night/Tartuffe
1985 - As You Like It/The Would-be Gentleman
1986 - A Midsummer Night's Dream/Volpone
1987 - Romeo and Juliet/Two Gentlemen of Verona
1988 - The Merchant of Venice/The Rivals
1989 - The Taming of the Shrew/The Miser

Show History 1990-2006

1990 - Much Ado About Nothing/Engaged
1991 - Twelfth Night/Scapina
1992 - Cyrano de Bergerac/The Merry Wives of Windsor
1993 - Henry V/A Comedy of Errors
1994 - Macbeth/The Country Wife
1995 - As You Like It/All's Well That Ends Well
1996 - Julius Caesar/You Never Can Tell
1997 - The Learned Ladies/Love's Labour's Lost
1998 - A Midsummer Night's Dream/The Winter's Tale
1999 - Two Gentlemen of Verona/The Taming of the Shrew
2000 - Much Ado About Nothing/Measure for Measure
2001 - The Tempest/Twelfth Night
2002 - Henry IV, Part 1/A Comedy of Errors
2003 - As You Like It/She Stoops to Conquer
2004 - Romeo and Juliet/Tartuffe
2005 - The Taming of the Shrew/Cymbeline
2006 - The Winter's Tale/Love's Labour's Lost

Show History 2007-2020

2007 - The Merry Wives of Windsor/Heartbreak House
2008 - All's Well That Ends Well/Macbeth
2009 - The Tempest/Two Gentlemen of Verona
2010 - A Midsummer Night's Dream/Julius Caesar
2011 - Much Ado About Nothing/The Merchant of Venice
2012 - Twelfth Night/Hamlet
2013 - Henry V/The Recruiting Officer
2014 - As You Like It/Romeo and Juliet
2015 - The Taming of the Shrew/Cyrano de Bergerac
2016 - Richard III/A Comedy of Errors
2017 - Macbeth/You Never Can Tell
2018 - Othello/Love's Labour's Lost
2019 - Henry IV, Part I/The Merry Wives of Windsor
2021 - Cymbeline/A Midsummer Night's Dream

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