Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

The official Shakespeare festival of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

aka PSF   |   Center Valley, PA   |  www.pashakespeare.org

Mission

The mission of Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is to enrich, inspire, engage, and entertain the widest possible audience through first-rate professional productions of classical and contemporary plays, with a core commitment to the works of Shakespeare and other master dramatists, and through an array of educational outreach and mentorship programs.

Ruling year info

2017

Producing Artistic Director

Mr. Patrick Mulcahy

Main address

2755 Station Ave

Center Valley, PA 18034 USA

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EIN

23-2655672

NTEE code info

Theater (A65)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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Linny Fowler WillPower Tour

The Linny Fowler WillPower Tour brings live, professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays to middle and high school students, including many of low- and moderate income. Designed to eliminate “Shakesfear,” WillPower helps students gain a better understanding of and appreciation for language, reading, and the works of the world’s most renowned playwright, and serves as an exceptional educational tool, helping to nurture self-expression and self-esteem. It deepens understanding, and fosters a student’s awakening sense of the tremendous power of language. It converts the fear of powerful words into a sense of adventure.

Each school receiving the WillPower performance has the option to also engage students in PSF’s workshops. A professional troupe of 8-10 actors/teachers from PSF lead workshops set to curriculum standards including classroom activities that offer direct experience of Shakespeare’s language through the imagery, arguments, and ideas imbedded in the text; fosters spontaneous creativity and artistic expression; and improves communication skills. These hands-on workshops are followed by a live, 80-minute performance of a Shakespeare play and a post-performance discussion. A study guide including historical information, classroom activities, and reflection exercises is developed through research over the course of several months by our Education Director. Each content item responds to one or more PA state standards. Teachers receive a PDF of the study guide at the beginning of the academic year so they can work the content into their teaching.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Preteens

Where we work

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Financials

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Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Board of directors
as of 2/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Judith A. Harris, Esq.

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. Attorneys At Law

Term: 2019 - 2021


Board co-chair

Jo-Ann S. Kelly

Clark Systems (ret.)

Term: 2019 - 2021

Kerry Wrobel

Lehigh Valley Industrial Park, Inc.

James Bartholomew

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C.

Phoenix Best

Broadway Actress

Kristine Burfeind

Volunteer

H. Carbaugh

Tessitura Network

Amy Miller Cohen, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Lona Farr, Ph.D.

Farr Associates Consulting, LLC (ret.)

Linda Lapos, M.D.

Colon Rectal Surgery Associates

Thomas Lubben, Ed.D.

TLC Arts

The Honorable Anna-Kristie Marks

Judge of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas

Joan Miller Moran

Amaranth Foundation, Trustee

Patrick Mulcahy

Producing Artistic Director, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Patricia Mullin

Volunteer

Rev. Kevin Nadolski, OSFS, Ph.D.

DeSales University

Kathleen Kund Nolan

McCarter Theater (ret.)

Gerald Noll

TransEdge Truck Centers (ret.)

James Pantano, M.D.

Swim-In Zone

Barry Pell

Spillman Farmer Architects (ret.)

Dennis Razze

Associate Artistic Director, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

David Rothrock

Rothrock Motor Sales, Inc.

Martha Hutson Saxton, Ph.D.

Art Historian/Author

Ian Smith, Ph.D.

Lafayette College

Robert Snyder, CPA

DeSales University

Karen Doyle Walton, Ed.D.

DeSales University (ret.)

Stefanie Wexler

Evonik Corporation

Patrick Witmer

B. Braun Medical Inc.

James Wu, M.D.

Lehigh Valley Health Network

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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