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About the Houston Shakespeare Festival

Since 1975, the Houston Shakespeare Festival has attracted thousands of Houstonians to Miller Outdoor Theatre for free performances of the Bard's timeless classics. Produced by UH’s School of Theatre & Dance, the festival has attracted top stage talents. In recent years, stars of stage and screen have graced the Miller Outdoor Theatre stage. Actors Mirron Willis, Seth Gilliam, Brandon Dirden, Crystal Dickinson, Mark Metcalf, Cindy Pickett, Ken Ruta and Dan O’Herlihy are among the stars who have participated in HSF. Top regional directors including Leah C. Gardiner, Marc Masterson, Steve Pickering and Paul Steger are some of the recent creative minds who have helmed HSF plays. As an extension of the festival, the HSF Festival Conservatory trains high school artists and offer performance opportunities. For more details on the festival, visit the HSF website.