ISC was founded in 1998. We have been producing accessible, imaginative performances of classical plays since that time. Our first performances were located on the Lower East Side of New York. The stripped down production style of our early productions enabled us to travel easily and we quickly found ourselves touring Europe, ending with an invitation to perform our production Macbeth for four weeks at The King’s Head Theatre in London. In 2001 we relocated to Los Angeles and -- with the support of the Department of Recreation and Parks and the Department of Cultural Affairs -- founded Free Shakespeare in Barnsdall Park, in 2004. Because of audience demand, in 2010 we moved to the significantly larger venue at the Old Zoo and re-christened the summer season the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival. We have produced 21 fully staged productions over nine summer seasons. The growth in attendance is extraordinary:  our first season played to fewer than 1,000 people; by 2012 nearly 38,000 people came to Griffith Park for 40 nights of free Shakespeare productions. For more information call 818-710-6306 or visit www.iscla.org.