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2021 AST Summer Festival is Canceled

Given the uncertainty of the ability to safely congregate due to COVID-19, the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre (AST) regretfully announces the cancellation of the 2021 summer festival.

Preparation for the summer festival requires many months of planning and the close assemblage of numerous theatrical artists to produce.

“It is with great disappointment that we make this decision, particularly after having to cancel the 2020 season, but the safety of our artists and the audience must always remain our priority. We are, however, looking forward to the future and are particularly excited about the opening of the new $40 million Windgate Fine and Performing Arts facility in 2022, and how the new facility will allow AST to flourish on our campus and in our community.” explains Shauna Meador, Executive Managing Producer of AST and Chair of the Department of Film, Theatre, and Creative Writing.

For more information, contact Melissa Pearson, AST/UCA Theatre Business Manager, at or (501) 450-5092.

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) includes the Departments of Art and Design; English; Film, Theatre, and Creative Writing; History; Language, Linguistics, Literatures, and Cultures; Music; Philosophy and Religion; Political Science, Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology; and the School of Communication, as well as Reynolds Performance Hall and the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre. The CAHSS office is located in McCastlain Hall, Suite 110 on the UCA campus. Visit the CAHSS website at or call (501) 450-3293 for more information.

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