Making Shakespeare in Montana

Two of the people who make the Big Sky Shakespeare happen

Tom Watson is the designer of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks and apparently there is nothing he can’t build. The iconic and extraordinary stage on which the actors perform was designed by Joel Jahnke. Tom designs the characteristic facades and set pieces which help to turn the stage into the world of the play for each new production. In this interview he talks about what makes the company unique…

Moira Keshishian works for the College of Art and Architecture at Montana State University (of which the festival is a part). She doubled the size of tour from 30 venues to 60 and developed the immensely popular schools tour in the Fall (from 1993). She continues to help with fundraising to make the shows remain free. We asked her how she meausures the success of this great endeavour…

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