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In the summer of 2020, two Philadelphia parks will set the stage for The Park Plays—two original plays, co-created and co-starring the people of their surrounding neighborhoods.

The Park Plays will be inspired by Shakespeare In Clark Park’s July production—but will be completely original, new works, co-created by community members and the professional theater artists of SCP. Thanks to the William Penn Foundation, each new Park Play will be produced at no cost to their communities, and presented to the public free of charge.

Shakespeare in Clark Park is proud of our commitment to Radical Community Engagement: making theater by, for, and with the people of Philadelphia. We’re thrilled to expand that mission to two more parks, and two more neighborhoods in the summer of 2020.


Your Park. Your Play.

We are thrilled to be partnering with the communities around Harrowgate Park in North Philadelphia and Vernon Park in Germantown!