Shakespeare in the Parks

2022 Summer Parks Tour

Born from aspirations to bring the timeless tales of William Shakespeare directly to rural and under-served communities, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks has been enriching the lives of people in Montana, and beyond, for 50 seasons.

In celebration of our 50th anniversary season, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is pleased to announce that our summer parks tour performances of King Lear and Twelfth Night will be coming to a community near you!

“To be celebrating 50 seasons of amazing performances is truly a special accomplishment. Our greatest pleasure comes from knowing that audiences can discover the magic of Shakespeare, where universal truths of mankind are united through stories that stretch beyond space and time."

– Kevin Asselin, Executive Artistic Director.

Founded in 1973 on the firm belief that Shakespeare belongs to everyone, our accomplished company of performers and staff work tirelessly to connect people, communities, and the arts, as we spread messages of unity and understanding.

Ushering Shakespeare's immortal stories of life, love, and tragedy into a modern era, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is dedicated to preserving the cultural traditions of theatre and literature. Through artistic expression, we aim to provide lively entertainment that evokes smiles and laughter, alongside tears of joy and sorrow, to all people.

Production Team

Kevin Asselin

Executive Artistic Director / Director - King Lear
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Bill Brown

Director - Twelfth Night

Adam Kukic

Production Manager
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Jeremy Floyd

Costume Designer - King Lear / Co-Design - Twelfth Night

Tom Watson

Scenic Designer - King Lear
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Miguel Salazar

Scenic Designer - Twelfth Night
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Andrew Hansen

Sound Designer

Jonathan Dove

Lighting Desinger
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Eric Barker

Properties Designer

Andrew Rathgeber

Fight Director / Asst. Director - Cymbeline
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Gretchen Minton

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Stacey Hostetter

Prop Designer
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Duncan McMillan

Stage Manager - King Lear

Al Vogelmeir

Stage Manager - Twelfth Night

Sara Misner

Assistant Stage Manager

Kylie McDonald

Wig Master

Isabella Weiand

Costume Shop Manager

Angela Cateroa

Stitcher & Asst. Costume Shop Manager

Alyce Murphy

First Hand

Jordan Draper


Kanani Sato


Xavier Garza


Blake Watson


Meghan AmRhein

Scene Shop & Properties Assistant

Elias Dennis

Costume Research/Assistant

Nora Tjernagel

Costume Shop Apprentice


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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