Shakespeare Festival Conference



September 26-27, 2014

Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids and Allendale, Michigan



Registration Costs:

Early Bird 

$ 85 for faculty, staff and teachers; $ 55 for graduate students.


Late registration

$ 100 for faculty and teachers; $ 65 for graduate students.


GVSU faculty, staff and graduate students may attend for free.


Michigan teachers will be able to register for Continuing Education Credits (C.E.U.'s) by attending and / or presenting at this conference.



Those wanting to pay by check rather than with a credit card online can print the online registration form at the above link, and mail it to 

Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival Conference

Attn. Allie Metz

290 LSH School of Communications

Grand Valley State University 1 Campus Drive

Allendale, MI 49534


Contact Professor Jo Miller with questions at:


The featured Conference Keynote Speaker and Festival Scholar-in-Residence is Tony Simotes, one of the Founding Members and current Artistic Director for Shakespeare & Company. Now in their 36th season, Shakespeare & Company in the Berkshire Hills in Lenox, Massachusetts, is one of the largest and best known Shakespeare Festivals in the United States. Simotes has either performed in or directed over two dozen productions for Shakespeare & Company during the past three decades.  He is also a Master Teacher of Fight and Movement and has been one of the Company¹s Artistic Associates since 1995. For Shakespeare & Company he has directed such productions as Othello, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, and Two Gentlemen of Verona to name a few.  His work as a fight choreographer and director has been featured coast to coast, from the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles to the New York Shakespeare Festival’s Public Theater.  Recent directing credits include The Nerd for Madison Repertory Theatre and Fight Direction for Macbeth at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre. 



The conference also features:

  • A performance of The Comedy of Errors by the GVSU Shakespeare Festival
  • A performance of Macbeth by the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company
  • Pat Quigley, Education Consultant at the Stratford Festival


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