Happy Anniversary! We are so glad we've spent the last 15 years making sweet theater with you. Your contributions have made it possible, and with your continued support, we will celebrate our 15th season in style...The contribution you make will:

  • support salaries for 30 Los Angeles-based theater artists
  • help produce two thrilling productions
  • provide vital funding for family workshops and community engagement activities
  • make theater accessible for 45,000 of your fellow community members all summer long

"Why I'm raising money for the Festival!" Meet some of the ISC family and read their ISC stories.

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Co-founders Melissa Chalsma & David Melville

Having collaborated on 81 theatrical productions (and two very charming children), Melissa & David share why Free Shakespeare is a cause worth fighting for. Read more....


Board Member Leonora Pitts

She celebrates her birthday at the park every summer and has introduced hundreds of people to ISC. What motivates her? Read more...


Board Member Pauline Mauro

She has made the Festival a family affair!


Board Chair Eduardo Braniff

His commitment to a Los Angeles where everyone has access to the arts is inspiring. Learn why he gives so tirelessly! Read more....


Board Member Halle Stanford

Her son just may end up on the ISC stage. Find out why! Read more...


Board Member Julie Yannatta

This native Angeleno wants life to imitate art. Find out why! Read more...

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Board Member, Eric Muhlheim

Find out what it is that he and his family love most about the Festival. Read more...


Board Member & Ensemble Member Nikhil Pai

He loves ISC so much he's on the boards and in the board room! Here's why. Read more...

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Meet the 15th Anniversary Season Committee Members!

ISC Artists and Audience Members join together to support Free Shakespeare in Griffith Park.