The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company has announced it will serve as the resident theater company of Babson College, expanding its reach beyond Boston and into Wellesley.
The non-profit group, which is readying for its 20th season, focuses on livening up Shakespeare performances so that young people can not only tolerate the Bard’s work, but enjoy it. The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company delivers free Shakespeare to more than 100,000 people a year and brings programs to students during and after school. It also puts on the annual Shakespeare on the Common production.
In coming to Babson, the group will work to sync up its artistic side with the entrepreneurship education programs at Babson. As the resident theatre company of Babson, CSC will devote significant resources to Babson College’s arts and academic programs in order to bolster the College’s efforts to enhance the natural synergies between entrepreneurship and the arts. The Shakespeare company’s Steven Maler will serve as director of Babson’s Sorenson Center for the Arts. As it turns out, new Babson President Kerry Healey has been on the Shakespeare company’s board for the past 5 years.