The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
Greg Wood and Richard B. Watson, King John; Dee Rosioli and William Michals, Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street; Tom Degnan and Eleanor Handley, Cat on A Hot Tin Roof; Dameka L. Hayes, The Tempest. Photography by Lee A. Butz.
A leading Shakespeare festival with an emerging national reputation for excellence, The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company on the campus of DeSales University.
Each summer, PSF produces a season of Shakespeare and other classics, musical theatre, and children’s theatre. About an hour north of Philadelphia and less than two hours from Manhattan, PSF is summer home to nearly 150 artists from around the country, including winners and nominees of the Tony, Obie, Emmy, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Jefferson, and Barrymore awards. With 200+ performances of six full productions, the Festival attracts up to 30,000 patrons from 20 states. Founded in 1992, the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary season in 2011.
The Festival's premiere education program, the Linny Fowler WillPower Tour, has toured 13 Shakespeare plays to 100,000+ students in 130+ schools throughout Pennsylvania.
PSF is the Official Shakespeare Festival of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
PSF is a constituent of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national service organization for not-for-profit professional theatre.
PSF is a member of the Shakespeare Theatre Association, and a member of the Lehigh Valley Arts Council.