Valley Shakespeare Company


The mission of Western Oregon University’s Valley Shakespeare Company is to present quality outdoor Shakespeare, free of charge, on the Leinwand outdoor stage on the campus of Western Oregon University with a cast and crew of WOU students and faculty, community members and guest professionals.

Our aspiration is to use these shows to build and strengthen the relationship between the performing arts at WOU and the greater Willamette Valley and Salem community.  Offering “Free Shakespeare in the Park” will contribute to these efforts, encouraging students, families and community members, young and old, to join in the festivities and celebrate the performing arts with a cost-effective and culturally rich evening of theatre on the campus of Western Oregon University.


Auditions for next year will be held in the beginning of April 2020 for various roles.