The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park

  • Foundation staff enjoy an evening of Shakespeare with the 2017 Greene Fellows from Juilliard, Yale School of Drama, and F.I.T. From left to right, Michael Oliu, Shelby McGeary, Katy Clark, James Bundy, Brittany Bradford, Toney Goins, Chris McInerney, Robert Weisseinstein, Mike Braugher, Stephanie Han, Julia Marsh, Connie Shuman, Ato Blankson-Wood, Tom Pecinka

  • Michael Oliu, Connie Shuman

  • Free Shakespeare in the Park at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park

  • President and CEO of the Jerome L. Greene Foundation Chris McInerney with the Foundation's Program Director Jennifer Goodale

  • Jennifer Goodale at The 2017 Public Theater Gala

  • The Public Theater's Executive Director Patrick Willingham, Board Chair Arielle Tepper Madover, President and CEO of the Jerome L. Greene Foundation Christina McInerney and Artistic Director Oskar Eustis

  • Greene Students and Staff attending Free Shakespeare in the Park event; Baize Buzan, Leland Fowler, Deborah Berman, Rory MacIntyre, Robert Weissenstein, Patrick Willingham, James Bundy, Jennifer Goodale, James Sheldon, Michael Oliu, Joe Markovich, Brittany Bradford, Karen Brooks Hopkins, Chris McInereny, Chalia LaTour, Zainab Koli, and Jennifer Strikowsky

Access For All

We share a significant core mission with The Public Theatre, and that is to reach as many people in New York as possible with opportunities to enrich their lives through the arts. No program at The Public more fully expresses this shared value than Free Shakespeare in the Park. Since 1962, Summer in New York has come to mean outstanding productions of the world’s most famous playwright, performed by some of the field’s most exciting artists, all under the stars in the middle of Central Park, free and open to all. Nearly six million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions, delighting generations of New Yorkers and countless visitors to the city. This year we are particularly pleased to support Julius Caesar and A Midsummer’s Night Dream.