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Records of the Trinity Shakespeare Festival

Identifier: RU 66-2019-039

Scope and Contents

The papers include budgets, calendars, contracts, acting applications/resumes, and scripts. The 2020 Accession includes brochures, DVDs, posters, publicity, reviews and programs.


  • 2009-2012

Biographical / Historical

From 2009 through 2018 Fort Worth's Trinity Shakespeare Festival has been nothing short of a marvel, not only in the quality of the work. It is an Actor's Equity Association Small Professional Theatre that offers well-paid (by local theater standards) jobs to performers, directors, designers, stage crew and technicians for six weeks each summer. It also gives TCU theater students the opporunity to work with professionals in two shots, performed in rotating repertory using the same actors.

This year, for the first time, TSF is repeating two Bard plays that it has already produced: Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night, the shows it staged in its first year, 2009.

The festival is made possible by Texas Christian University, via funding and the use of two theaters on the campus. It was led by founding artistic director T.J. Walsh and managing director Harry Parker, both faculty at TCU.


3 Linear feet (Calendars, schedules, auditions, head shots, budget, casting.)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

Vault: UU E5; Accession 2020: Vault: UU F2

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Three boxes delivered by Physical Plant, November 14, 2019. Transferred by Thomas Walsh, theater professor in College of Fine Arts.

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Records of the Trinity Shakespeare Festival
Lisa Pena
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

TCU Box 298400
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76129-0001
Fort Worth Texas 76129
(817) 257-4566
(817) 257-7282 (Fax)