Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Maddie Sachs ’16, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Musical Theatre Performance. is a 2018 ensemble member of Hoosier Shakespeare, a non-profit touring repertory company that specializes in producing outdoor theatre for communities in central and eastern Indiana with simple staging practices, live music, and quality performances. Hoosier Shakes hires professional and student artists who, in addition to producing plays, engage in mentorship and artistic development centered around the theatre adventure. The company performs in parks in various cities around Indiana, presenting a repertory season of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and King Henry IV Part 1. The touring season runs July 18 through August 5; for more information, click here.
The goals of Hoosier Shakes are:
- to vitalize the performance of Shakespeare and other drama for the diverse communities of Marion and Grant County, Indiana by presenting inspiring, accessible, literate, experiential theatrical performance;
- to foster community and fellowship around the enterprise of theatre in outdoor and other beautiful spaces.
- to provide exceptional avenues for artists and audiences of all backgrounds to take part in recovering the joys of Shakespeare and live performance.