The Scranton Shakespeare Festival offers free professional theatre to the public. Since its start in 2011, the festival has grown year by year. The programming has an emphasis on Shakespeare as well as a variety of contemporary plays, musicals, and even immersive productions like Damn Yankees at PNC Field and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying at The Marketplace at Steamtown.
Scranton Shakes proudly provides a space in which artists and company members can develop original work. It offers a supportive community for its artists as well as unique opportunities for audiences to see developing work.
SSF is a nonprofit organization founded by Michael Bradshaw Flynn alongside a board of local community members and theatre professionals hailing from the Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) region.