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1999

SVS forms and launches its first production in Palo Alto.

2000

Incorporates and achieves 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.

2002

Launches Free Shakespeare in Sanborn Park in Saratoga.

2005

Awarded Runner Up for Best Local Theatre Company by Metro Readers Best in Arts and Culture.

2007

Larry Barrott succeeds Sara Betts as Artistic Director.

2010

Expands to offering a third production, in an indoor venue.

2010

Education Program is formed, launching a Shakespeare Camp for Youth and Teens.

2011

The Imaginary Invalid, directed by Shawn Andrei, wins Wave Magazine‘s Silicon Valley Small Venue Theatre Award for Costume Design by Rosie Ricca.

2012

Education Program launches in-school educational outreach program Takin’ It to the Schools.

2012

King Lear, directed by Angie Higgins, wins the Wave Magazine‘s Silicon Valley Small Theatre Award for Standout Classical Production.

2013

Vera Sloan succeeds Larry Barrott as Artistic Director.

2013

Launches Shakespeare San José in Willow Street Park.

2014

Angie Higgins succeeds Vera Sloan as Artistic Director.

2014

Forms a cooperative partnership with the San José State University Department of TV, Film, Radio, and Theatre.

2014

Launches internship program, for high school and college students to gain hands-on acting or technical experience.

2015

Shady Shakespeare Theatre Company becomes Silicon Valley Shakespeare.

2015

Doug Brook succeeds Dinna Myers as Executive Director.

2015

The Comedy of Errors is recognized with four finalists for Theatre Bay Area Awards.

2016

Education Program offers its first recurring, in-school after school program.

2016

Produces its first touring production, remounting the free Shakespeare in the Park production at Central Park, in San Mateo.

2016

Julius Caesar and The Three Musketeers are simultaneously named Theatre Bay Area Awards Recommended Productions.

2017

San José City Council presents a special commendation to SVS for its years of bringing the arts to the community and, in particular, to its youth.

2018

Much Ado About Nothing and The Hood of Sherwood are simultaneously named Theatre Bay Area Awards Recommended Productions.

2018

Larry Barrott, resident fight director and artistic director emeritus, is a finalist for a Theatre Bay Area Award for fight choreography, for the world premiere of The Hood of Sherwood.

2019

SVS joins Buck Hill Productions in co-producing ShakesBEERience, bringing several one-night only performances to Café Stritch in San José.

2019

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is named a Theatre Bay Area Awards Recommended Production.

2019

At Montalvo Arts Center, SVS produces a second SVS summer camp and a one night only encore of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

2019

Macbeth and The White Snake are simultaneously named Theatre Bay Area Awards Recommended Productions.

2019

Drew Benjamin Jones and Sara Renée Morris (for Macbeth) and Evelyn Huynh (for The White Snake) are finalists for the Theatre Bay Area Awards in the acting categories.