ArtsBeat: Worthy recognition (times two) for Boise's Idaho Shakespeare Festival

The Idaho Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater is featured in “Outdoor Theatre Facilities: A Guide to Planning and Building Outdoor Theatres,” a comprehensive look at the nature and styles of outdoor theater production. It’s more of an industry-specific book than a general interest publication from the Institute of Outdoor Theatre. And it is quite an honor for Boise’s theater to be included.

The e-book features photos and diagrams of the designs for different types of outdoor performance spaces and color photos of ISF’s space, the Public Theatre’s facility in Central Park for Shakespeare in the Park in New York City, and Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in London.

The book was written by a team of theater professionals and architects that looked at traditional and contemporary theater designs. It offers a variety of drawings and photographs of “some of the world’s most beautiful facilities.”

You can see a sample of the book here.

Shakespeare in American Communities

ISF again received a $25,000 grant from Shakespeare in American Communities, a program from the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest, to support the production of Shakespeare plays for under-served communities across the country.

ISF is one of 25 companies to receive the grant. In Idaho, the grant funds will support the festival's "Shakespearience" educational outreach tour that performs in nearly every county in the state.