Letter from the Executive Director

Dear Friends,Headshot16

We had a wonderful summer celebrating our 10th anniversary with a glorious outdoor production of Hamlet.  We were so happy to welcome our audiences to the beautiful lawn behind The Winter Center on Millersville University’s campus.  We also welcomed a diverse group of musicians who performed at our Green Shows before each performance.

Our “Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare” party was a great success and we were able to help fund six scholarships to Camp Will, our middle school Shakespeare theatre camp. We had two sessions filled to the brim with wonderful middle school students who joined us for this challenging, fun camp.  Please check out our camps under “UpComing Events”.  We are on the move…..in more ways than one!

This year marks a major move for us.  We are bringing the beloved comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to Binn’s Park in the heart of downtown Lancaster!  We are so excited to share our work with this wonderful community.  We had enjoyed our ten-year residency on Millersville University’s campus but we are ready for new challenges.

*April 23, 2017:  Please join us for our “Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare!” once again at Tellus360 and help us raise funds for our move to Binn’s Park.  There will be live music with Tuck Ryan and Trixi Greiner, great food, a cash bar and lots and lots of pop-up Shakespeare!  Plus a fairy costume competition.  So break out your wings!  Who knows, you might win a prize.  For more information please check out our Birthday Party under “UpComing Events”.

*June 9-11& 15, 17-18:  Please come out to Binn’s Park for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (Check this out under Upcoming Events.)

*June 12-30:  Camp Will, session I, at Millersville University

*July 10-28:  Camp Will, session II, at The Trust Center for the Performing Arts, Lancaster

The People’s Shakespeare Project is honored to be recognized with a Program Stream Grant from The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. We continue to grow and challenge ourselves with this rewarding work. We take our obligations seriously: to offer excellent teaching, directing, and mentoring to all our middle school campers; to offer good training and opportunities for our mainstage actors; and to strive to keep Shakespeare’s plays illuminating, exciting, relevant, excellent and free for our audiences.

As always, if you have any questions or comments please email us at: info@tpsproject.org. And join our Facebook page to stay up-to-date.



Laura Korach Howell is an Equity actress, a roster artist with The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and a seasoned theatre teacher and director. She received her training at Circle-in-the-Square Theatre (NYC), The Actor’s Center (NYC) and Shakespeare & Co. (Lenox, MA). She has directed professionally and taught students of all ages for over thirty years.