Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford, a new summer theater program for college students,
announced this week that the Mighty Quinn Foundation will provide two full scholarships
and one partial scholarship for deserving students to attend the inaugural program this
summer in Stratford. !
Mighty Quinn Foundation is a Stratford-based 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to the
enhancement of the educational and theatrical experiences of young adults. The awards will
be known as the Quinn Rooney Shakespeare Scholarships. !
Founded in 2012, the Mighty Quinn Foundation honors the passion for learning and
love of theatre of Quinn Rooney, a lifelong Stratford resident who passed away from a rare
form of brain cancer in June 2012 at the age of 19. In his memory, the Foundation provides
scholarships and theatre study programs for high school and college students. !
Chris Rooney, Chair of the Mighty Quinn Foundation, and Sue Wright, the board
President, stated that they are delighted that the Foundation will fund these scholarships in
memory of their son Quinn. "Quinn would have loved to attend a program like Shakespeare
Academy @ Stratford and to meet the many talented teachers and students who will be
gathered there this summer. He would have wanted us to help others to attend so they could
enjoy the program as well. "
Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford will be six-week educational intensive on the
grounds of the former American Shakespeare Festival Theater in Stratford. Students will take
daily classes in Shakespeare performance and contemporary ensemble theater-making. The
program will culminate in the production of two Shakespeare plays in repertory: Cymbeline
Applicants will be considered for a scholarship on a rolling basis. All college
students, graduating high school seniors, and recent college graduates are welcome and
encouraged to apply. The final application deadline is April 23. For more information on
Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford and scholarship application details, please visit the
program website, at www.shakespeareacademystratford.org.