You Can Help Us Reach Our Goal!
Now in its fourth year, Shakespeare on the Bluff has made a mark on our neighbors by providing entertaining, community-based theatre experiences for all ages. Community theater has a rich history of inspiring the imaginations of those who participate in its productions – making great works accessible to various audiences. This unique program focuses on our community and is born of grassroots efforts aligned with the LMU CFA mission to capture, capitalize and catapult creativity and global imagination in everyday life for diverse audiences.
We need your help to keep the festival going and continue offering this program to audiences at no cost. Every year, our very savvy team manages to make the Shakespearean magic happen on a limited budget. Your gift would help ensure our actors and stage team are paid fair wages as well as enhance the production budget. Ultimately, we hope to endow this program so that Shakespeare on the Bluff remains a staple and signature community theater program influencing and impacting generations to come.
Director, Othello (2018); Gower, Pericles (2019)
“As a professional actor and faculty member at LMU, I have reveled in sharing the stage with our fellow students, alumni, and faculty as we celebrate our common love of performing Shakespeare year after year. Shakespeare on the Bluff gives us a unique opportunity to build a working ensemble together that transforms our educational relationship into an artistic collaboration of peers. It has been an enriching experience that I’m honored and excited to continue."
Olivia Oreskovich ’20
Bottom, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2018); Ensemble, Pericles (2019); Helena, All’s Well That Ends Well (2020); Ensemble, Sonnetfest ’21 (2021)
"LMU’s Shakespeare on the Bluff is a standout opportunity in performance, design, and stage management. As a part of the company, I was able to continue learning and performing in the summer while forming meaningful connections with returning alumni. I love that the LMU Community comes together to reimagine classic plays in performances that truly exemplify the college and department’s ability to envision, create, and inspire students and audiences."
Brabantio, Othello (2018)
“Having been an LMU theatre major, professional actor, and faculty member, I appreciate this festival on multiple levels. What a glorious thing it is to be able to collaborate with young artists, respected colleagues and working professionals, to ply our trade in the field we love. With Shakespeare on the Bluff, LMU and the community at large is given a 'hearth' around which to gather and play, to tell stories, and reaffirm the things that make being human so... wonderful, vexing, and well, Shakespearean."
Juan Sebastian Bernal '20
Assistant master electrician, 2019 season; Lord Lafew, All's Well That Ends Well (2020); Palamon, The Two Noble Kinsmen (2020)
"As an alumni who’s been both an actor in the front and a technician in the back, there are ample opportunities to discover through Shakespeare on the Bluff. Students looking to gain experience in the summer can hop onstage or backstage with alumni, professors, and industry professionals and have an incredibly professionalizing experience. And come on - you can’t miss watching Shakespeare with an actual LA sunset behind it."