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As You Like It 2014:


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As You Like It Photos by Jeff Frazier (credit MUST appear for all use)

David Olney Photo by Gregg Roth (credit MUST appear for all use)

Amanda Card as Celia / Emily Landham as Rosalind / Houston Mahoney as Orlando

"Shakespeare in the Park set to lively Americana beat" [pdf] The Tennessean (8/15/2014)

"As We Liked It: Shakespeare in the Park delivers a lively As You Like It straight outta Hooverville" [pdf] Nashville Scene (8/21/14)

"Theater Review: Americana Heart and Spirit Flavor ‘As You Like It’" [pdf] ArtsNash (8/15/2014)

Advance Press:

"Shakespeare in the Park: Over and Under the Moon" [website] Nashville Arts Magazine (08/2014)

"11 Budget Worthy Date Night Ideas" [pdf] Nashville StyleBlueprint

"5 Art & Cultural Events to Experience This Summer" [website] Nashville Lifestyles

"Twenty-five Nashvillvians who've shaped the city for the better since 1989" [pdf] The Nashville Scene (6/26/2014)

"Kristen Kindoll: Read aloud -- or read along -- with Shakespeare" [pdf] The Tennessean (6/17/2014)

"Wanna Get Dramatic? Where to Find Theatre in Nashville" [pdf] Wannado Nashville (6/9/2014)

"2014 Summer Guide" [pdf] The Nashville Scene (5/15/2014)

"Summer Stages" [pdf] The New York Times (5/14/2014)

"Nashville Shakes Will Be Featured in 'Shakespeare on the Road'" [pdf] Arts Nash (5/6/2014)

"Not all the world's a stage to David Olney" [pdf] The Nashville Scene (12/26/2013)


Othello 2014:

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Eddie George as Othello


Nashville Shakespeare Festival to stage Othello [press release]

Former Titan Eddie George helps tell powerful 'Othello' [pdf] The Tennessean preview (12/28/13)

The Starting Lineup: As Othello, a 6-Foot-3 Running Back, No. 27, Eddie George [pdf] The New York Times [blog] (12/30/13)

'Othello' public reading sets stage for production [pdf] The Tennessean (12/26/13)


A Midsummer Night's Dream Publicity Photos:

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Andrew Gumm as Puck, Apolonia Davalos as Titania, Nat McIntyre as Oberon

Preview Coverage in the The New York Times (6/13/2013)

"NSF marks 25th anniversary with vibrant Midsummer Night's Dream" The Tennessean (8/16/2013)

"Nashville Shakes Conjures a Delightful Dream" Arts Nash (9/04/2013)

"Only the Stars Are the Same: NSF Celebrates 25 Summers in the Park" Nashvile Arts Magazine (August 2013)

Macbeth Publicity Photos:

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Eric Pasto-Crosby as Macbeth, Shannon Hoppe as Lady Macbeth

Macbeth Press Release (PDF)

"Clearly envisioned 'Macbeth' offers gorgeous spectacle" The Tennessean (01/12/2013)

"Imagination Dominates Spellbinding Nashville Shakes 'Macbeth'" Arts Nash (01/11/2013)

"Dancing Macbeth" The Tennessean preview (01/06/2013)

Much Ado about Nothing Publicity Photos

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Patrick Waller as Benedick, Evelyn O'Neal Brush as Beatrice, Steven Fiske as Claudio, Emily Palmer as Hero

Much Ado about Nothing General Press Release 7/3/12 (PDF)

"Original songs enliven this summer's Shakespeare in the Park offering" Nashville Scene (8/23/2012)

"Shakespeare Festival delivers clever staging of 'Much Ado'" The Tennessean (8/18/2012)

"Sunny 'Much Ado' Keeps Gray Clouds Away" Arts Nash (8/17/2012)

Nashville Shakespeare Festival Updates MUCH ADO with 1940s Style and Swing" Broadway World (8/2012)


Publicity photos for Julius Caesar

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Brian Webb Russell as Brutus, Eddie George as Julius Caesar, Eric D. Pasto-Crosby as Mark Antony

Julius Caesar Review in East Hickman High School student paper (PDF)

Julius Caesar Review in Nashville Arts Examiner 1/17/12

Julius Caesar Review in The Tennessean 1/15/12

Julius Caesar Review in 1/13/12

Julius Caesar Review in 1/13/12

Julius Caesar Feature on All Things Considered 1/13/12

Press release for Julius Caesar, featuring Eddie George (PDF)


Publicity Photos for Romeo & Juliet :

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Emily Landham as Juliet, Matthew Raich as Romeo

Press release for Shakespeare in the Park 2011: Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet Review in Art Now Nashville (8/29/2011)

Romeo & Juliet Review in The Nashville Scene (8/25/2011)

Romeo & Juliet logotype by Tom Ventress (Adobe Illustrator file - right-click to download)


Press release for Shakespeare's Birthday Celebration 4/22/2011

Nashville Scene: Bard wins Shakespeare's Case 1/27/2011

Nashville Scene: Critic's Pick Shakespeare's Case 2011

BWW Reviews: Nashville Shakespeare Festival's SHAKESPEARE'S CASE (1/26/2011)


Press release for Shakespeare's Case 2011

Ms. Cheap: Shakespeare festival one of few free in the nation 8/23/2010 (PDF)

Shakespeare in the Park 2010: Love's Labor's Lost  Opening Night Photos at

Shakespeare in the Park 2010: Love's Labor's Lost Press Release 7/20/2010 (PDF)

Shakespeare in the Park 2010: LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST Publicity Photos

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Eric D. Pasto-Crosby as Berowne and Shannon L. Hoppe as Rosaline. Photos by Jeff Frazier. For all use, photo credit MUST appear.

Shakespeare in the Park preview in the Wall Street Journal 6/11/2010 (PDF)

The Tennessean article on "Biggest Balcony Scene Ever" 4/17/2010

Press Release: "Biggest Balcony Scene Ever" planned for April 23, 2010 3/29/2010 (PDF)

TEMPEST review at Nashville Theatre Examiner 1/30/2010

TEMPEST review in The Nashville Scene 1/21/2010

"Denice Hicks receives chance to fly in spirited 'Tempest' production" The Tennessean 12/27/09

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Press Release: THE TEMPEST 12/23/09 (PDF)

Winter Shakespeare 2010: THE TEMPEST publicity photo (Click image to download hi-res) 12/13/09:

Denice Hicks as Ariel, Brian Russell as Prospero, and Jon Royal as Caliban. Photo by Jeff Frazier.

Winter Shakespeare 2010: THE TEMPEST web banners (click to download full-size):

Thousands of fans save Shakespeare Festival, The Tennessean 09/14/09

The Nashville Scene Review of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) 9/3/09

The Nashville Scene Preview of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) 8/27/09

The Nashville Scene Review of Taming of The Shrew 8/20/09

The Tennessean Preview Shakespeare in the Park 2009 8/08/09

Shakespeare in the Park 2009 Press release 8/7/09 (PDF)

Shakespeare in the Park 2009 Publicity Photos (Click image to download hi-res) 7/31/09:

The Taming of the Shrew , featuring the Byron & Beth Smith Apprentice Company, Photo: Jeff Frazier

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), L-R: Bradley Brown, Christopher Cambell, Benjamin Reed, Photo:Jeff Frazier

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Shakespeare's Case review by Daniel Kent at Nashville Theatre Examiner 6/2/09 (link)

Shakespeare's Case review by Logan Masterson at Nashville Theatre Examiner 6/2/09 (link)

Shakespeare's Case preview in The Tennessean 5/24/09 (link)

Press Release: Shakespeare's Case 5/5/09

Shakespeare's Case publicity photos (Click image to download hi-res) posted 5/5/09

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invitation to the World Premiere of Shakespeare's Case

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Press Release: New board members 03/06/09

Shakespeare Allowed! article in The Tennessean 2/22/09

Press Release: Comedy of Errors play reading this March for Shakespeare Allowed! 2/20/09 (PDF)

Richard the Third Review in Out & About Newspaper 1/26/09

Richard the Third Review in Theater Voice 1/26/09

Richard the Third Review in The City Paper 1/22/09

Richard the Third Review in The Nashville Scene 1/21/09

Press Release: National Endowment for the Arts awards grant for RICHARD THE THIRD (PDF)

RICHARD THE THIRD Production Photos(Click image to download hi-res) posted 1/21/09

RICHARD THE THIRD Review in The Tennessean 1/18/09 (PDF)

RICHARD THE THIRD Preview in The Tennessean 1/4/09 (PDF)

RICHARD THE THIRD play reading and production 12/23/09 (PDF)

RICHARD THE THIRD Cast announcement press release 12/05/08

RICHARD THE THIRD publicity photos (click image for high-resolution) posted 12/2/08

Cutline: (left to right) R. Alex Murray as Catesby, Navada Shane Morgan as Richard, Nan Gurley as Queen Elizabeth. Photo: Jeff Frazier; Costumes by June Kingsbury

Richard the Third Web animated web banners (Click to download full-size image)


Nashville Business Journal Article 11.21.08 - Team Building: 'Strive Mightily, but Eat and Drink as Friends'

2009 Season Press Release 11/05/08 (PDF)

Shakespeare Allowed! press release 10/06/08

CORIOLANUS review in The City Paper 8/29/08

CORIOLANUS ArtsBreak on Npt 8/22/08

CORIOLANUS review in The Nashville Scene 8/20/08

CORIOLANUS interview on Plus Side of Nashville 8/5/08

CORIOLANUS Article in The Tennessean 8/10/08

CORIOLANUS interview on Out & About Today 8/1/08



Press Release: The Art of Combat: Talented Teens Learn Stage Techniques (PDF)




NASHVILLE, Tenn. – July 10, 2008 – Roman consul candidate Coriolanus held a press conference yesterday to answer questions pertaining to his platform and raise money for his campaign.

The war hero spoke to 75 supporters at Estel Gallery in a live ”satellite feed” from Rome. He addressed questions on subjects ranging from his views on Social Security to his battlefield experiences.

“My support is only comprised of the most noble, most generous, most kind, most fair patrons,” said Coriolanus when asked about the support base for his campaign. “I depend on those with open hearts, open hands and open check books.”

Excitement was high at the event, despite Coriolanus’ patronizing and sarcastic demeanor. 

“Though Coriolanus’ attitude can be a bit off-putting, I believe that the people of Nashville will see that he is the most qualified candidate for consul,” said Nancy VanReece, executive director of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival and Coriolanus’ campaign manager. “Unlike other candidates who don’t consider Tennessee an important state to campaign in, Coriolanus has seventeen appearances planned in Nashville from August 14 through September 7. He obviously values the citizens of Middle Tennessee.”

Donald Capparella, Amy Dorman, Bill Coleman and Cynthia Bullinger enjoying the party.  Photo by Beth Gwinn.

CORIOLANUS publicity photo by Jeff Frazier .

Christopher Brown as Coriolanus, Kamal Bolden (background) as Aufidius, Costumes by Billy Ditty.

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Press Release: Chris Brown to Star in Shakespeare in the Park (PDF)

Press Release: Nashville Shakespeare Festival Announces New Board Memebers (PDF)

HAMLET in Action Workshops Visited by WSMV-TV (Click Here)

Press Release for HAMLET, January 2008 (PDF)

View the HAMLET Study Guide (Click Here)

HAMLET 2008 Publicity Photos (contact us for high-resloution version):


(left to right: Helen Shute-Pettaway as Gertrude, Pete Vann as Hamlet, Jessejames Locorriere as Claudius, costumes by Franne Lee, photo by

Calendar Listing for HAMLET, January 2008 (PDF)

Nashville Shakespeare Festival Newsletter, Nov. 2007

Nashville Shakespeare Festival moves into Npt Arts Center Press Release (PDF)

Nashville Shakespeare Festival on Out & About Today:  Watch an interview with The Festival's Executive Director Nancy VanReece and Artistic Director Denice Hicks at

Shakespeare in the Park 2007 General Press Release (PDF)

Shakespeare in the Park 2007 Publicity Photos (contact us for high-resloution version):

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What the Press has had to say about The Nashville Shakespeare Festival:


“Every year for the past 18 years, we Nashvillians have been charmed by a multi-weekend series of wonderful, free Shakespeare.”  – Mary Hance, THE TENNESSEAN

“Hicks anNashville Shakes can mess with my Shakespeare any time.” – Amy Stumpfl, THE CITY PAPER

“Those who haven’t experienced Shakespeare under the stars with The Nashville Shakespeare Festival are missing one of Nashville’s best experiences.”  - Robert Goodrich, letter to the editor, THE TENNESSEAN

“BARDALICIOUS:  Artistic Director Denice Hicks returns triumphant to Shakespeare in the Park” – headline of Macbeth review in NASHVILLE SCENE by Martin Brady

Macbeth this summer was as fine a performance as anyone could expect anywhere.  The creativity of the set design and costumes was incredible.” – Nan Nelson Parrish, letter to the editor, THE CITY PAPER

[The Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s] free, outdoor summer Shakespeare productions have become one of Music City’s best-loved traditions.  Jamie Lee, ALL THE RAGE

Nashville is blessed to be a city for the arts; Shakespeare in the Park is surely one of the greatest of these many blessings.  The connection between audience, cast, and crew, the eclectic patchwork of people, quilts, dogs, Frisbees, flip-flops, picnic paraphernalia and summer nights make the festival a rich addition to Music City magic.  – Bob and Cindy Landham, letter to the editor, THE TENNESSEAN





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