Shakespeare Organizations during COVID-19: Delaware Shakespeare
In the coming weeks, we will be looking at how recent social distancing has impacted and continues to affect Shakespeare organizations around the world. We hope to highlight both how difficult this season is for many groups and the creative ways they’re overcoming those difficulties. Read below for more from Deleware Shakespeare staff including former General Manager JulieAnne Cross, Producing Artistic Director David Stradley, and Marketing and Business Associate Alexi Harber.
First, for anyone who might be unfamiliar, tell us a little bit about the mission of your organization.
Our mission: Inspired by Shakespeare’s creative vision and the broad societal mix of audiences of his era, Delaware Shakespeare brings our community together for vibrant theatre and learning experiences.
Del Shakes refers to our vision much more frequently than our mission, so I thought I’d share: We envision a Delaware where people from all walks of life celebrate and explore their shared humanity through the lens of Shakespearean works.
COVID-19 has impacted everyone, but could you tell us a bit about the specific difficulties the Delaware Shakespeare has faced during this time?
The specific difficulties are that we are not able to gather in person to share Shakespeare in theatrical experiences. The best way members of SAA could support would be to help disseminate online programming or be available to participate in online programming.