Dunedin Summer Shakespeare

27 Mar 2022

Funding Stories

“No praise is too high for the optimistic courage shown by Dunedin Summer Shakespeare team in pursuing their dream of bringing us quality theatre, in the open air and free to all, despite the challenges of the pandemic.” Terry MacTavish, Theatre Review 

This video profiles beautifully how Otago Community Trust funding supports artists and arts leaders to hone their craft and contribute to the creative foundation of our community. A $10,000 Otago Community Trust grant to Ake Ake Theatre Company supported the Dunedin Summer Shakespeare's ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’ production.

Ake Ake Theatre Company being the umbrella organisation supporting the Summer Shakespeare projects, which have successfully developed a huge life of their own in recent years becoming a regular fixture in Dunedin’s Botanic Gardens.

Jessica Latton, who along with Kim Morgan and Lara Macgregor are the original visionary producers of Dunedin Summer Shakespeare.

The actors range from high school students to seasoned professionals.