Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park was founded in 1985 by the late Jack O’Meara and artistic director Kathryn Huey O’Meara McGill.
The mission of Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park is to produce bold, re-imagined, entertaining and accessible interpretations of Shakespeare and the classics. We are committed to promoting the highest level of artistic excellence, to cultivating the widest possible audience and to contributing to the economic and cultural growth of our community, state and region through the professional theatre experience and educational outreach programs.
Our Vision To become a fully professional regional theatre with a national reputation for excellence, while creating an artistic home for professional theatre artists that supports emerging actors and attracts the best artistic staff.
These Values Guide Us in All Our Decisions…
We believe in creating financial health and stability in order to fulfill our vision and mission.
We believe in constantly seeking to present work of the highest professional quality, expecting excellence from all company members. We believe in originality of thought, depth of emotion, theatrical innovation, and creative risk in all of our work.
We believe in the continued investment in the growth of our staff, artists, artisans, teachers, and board.
We believe the inclusion of a diversity of people, ideas and cultures enriches both our insights into the work we present on stage and our relationships with each other. We believe in sustaining a safe and supportive workplace where we rely on our fellow company members to work together with trust, respect and compassion. We believe in the importance of providing the best possible experience for our audience, whether they are purchasing tickets, seeking information or participating in educational activities. We believe that the collaborative process is intrinsic to theatre and is the foundation of our working relationships.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park is a non-profit organization overseen by a Board of Directors. Meet OSP’s Board of Directors here.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, Inc. employs two full time employees year round. During the summer season, over 120 seasonal theatre artists are employed through union and non-union contracts. Learn more about some of the unions that work with Oklahoma Shakespeare- Actor's Equity Association and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park currently performs in two main locations in Oklahoma City: the Myriad Botanical Gardens Water Stage, Shakespeare on Paseo at 2920 Paseo, OKC, 73103. The Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park administration office and theatre space is located at 2920 Paseo, OKC, OK 73103 in the heart of The Paseo Arts District.
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