New Swan Shakespeare Festival is a professional Shakespeare festival located on the campus of UC Irvine in Orange County. We typically produce two Shakespearean works in rotating repertory under the stars. New Swan features students and professionals working side by side to produce scintillating Shakespearean productions in a 130 seat, 15 ton, portable, mini-Elizabethan space. The community, campus, and press have embraced New Swan’s productions, seminar series, and outreach programs.
The New Swan company is comprised of current and former students, faculty, and staff of the Drama Department at UC Irvine. Thus, New Swan is an entirely Anteater operation.
New Swan Shakespeare Festival is hosted and produced in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and the Department of Drama.
Please contact us with any questions, inquiries or concerns:
Eli Simon, Producing Artistic Director & Founder
Jesús López Vargas, Outreach Director