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Strategic Alliance

A Cross-Country Strategic Alliance

In 2002, Idaho Shakespeare Festival (Boise, Idaho), and Great Lakes Theater (Cleveland, Ohio) conceived a unique, strategic producing alliance designed to maximize return on organizational investments, increase production efficiencies, create long term work opportunities for artists and share best practices. In 2010, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (Incline Village, Nevada) joined the collaborative – further contributing to the momentum of the revolutionary producing prototype’s success. The long term results have been remarkable. The alliance’s three independent, 501c3 regional theaters have shared 50 jointly-created productions – each featuring long term, multi-city employment opportunities for artistic company members. Led by a unified management team (Artistic Director, Executive Director, Production Manager, etc.) and supported by a single production staff (scenic, costume, properties, etc.) – this revolutionary producing model has realized its vision and exceeded expectations while simultaneously resulting in notable audience growth for each company.