Welcome to ARTFARM!

ARTFARM is a non-profit, professional theater organization, based in Middletown, CT.  It was created and is being led by long-time local artistic leaders Dic Wheeler and Marcella Trowbridge. Every summer, ARTFARM brings outdoor Shakespeare to residents in Connecticut and beyond through its signature event, Shakespeare in the Grove. Throughout the year, ARTFARM continues to have touring shows, teaching residencies in local schools and arts centers, and a circus arts training program.

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RSVP Deadline for Shakespeare Goes To Italy is June 10! Space is limited.
Reserve your places by clicking on the "Donate Now" Button Above.
When prompted to write how you would like your donation to be used, 
simply write "Shakespeare Goes To Italy" and the names of Patrons for whom you are reserving.
A minimum donation of $100 per Patron is requested. 
Thank you for keeping Shakespeare in the Grove alive in Middletown!

Shakespeare400 Passport Update:
All the Shakespeare400 Passport events have taken place. If you have a Passport with ten or more events stamped, please send it to ARTFARM along with your name, email and phone number by Friday, May 27. The winning Passports will be drawn at the 
"Shakespeare Goes To Italy" Event 
on Friday, June 17 
on the Rooftop of the Community Health Center in Middletown! 
Send to: Shakespeare400, ARTFARM, 119 Highland Ave, Middletown, CT 06457.

Circophony's Circus of Joy is on the road for Spring tour. 
Tour opened May 6 for over 200 elementary school students at Alcott School in Wolcott. The Company performed for hundreds at the Feet to the Fire Festival on May 7, and for 250 more elementary students at Wesley School in Middletown May 13 - more shows ahead. 
Still booking through June. 
Photo below from the show at Alcott School:

Shakespeare in the Grove presents 
July 13 - 24   
Photos above: Raphael Massie (AEA) and Marcella Trowbridge in 2015 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream (photo by Bill Dekine) 

Support Kids' Circus by attending Cirque du Soleil!
See below for this great opportunity to support ARTFARM while enjoying Cirque du Soleil's production of OVO in Hartford on June 15 at 7:30!
Use this

and you can buy tickets at the regular price, but 75% of the price of each ticket will go directly to support ARTFARM circus programs for young people in Hartford and Middletown! You must buy your tickets using this special LINK, however, and the offer is only for the June 15 performance. Cirque has made 100 tickets available for this offer, so you will be at the show with friends! If you would rather use this opportunity to purchase tickets for young circus performers who cannot afford to attend, please contact us at info@art-farm.org. 

Thanks to everyone who joined us for Shakespeare in the Grove 2015,


Photos by Bill DeKine. 
Poster and billboard design by Jason Leinwand.
Photos show Raphael Massie* as Oberon and David McCamish* as Bottom. (*Courtesy of Actors Equity Association.)
Photos also feature Dyllan Vallier, Marcella Trowbridge, Emily Seibert, Samantha Dena, Allison McDermott, Riley Lassin, Dalton Davis, Elizabeth Swan, Corey Welden, and Andrew Lemieux.

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