Heart of America Shakespeare Festival Board

Agency principal and co-owner to assist festival with strategic communication planning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 20, 2010) – Linda Word recently joined the board of the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, making a commitment to work with the organization on strategic communications planning over the next year.

In addition to board service, Word anticipates supporting the Shakespeare Festival with graphic design, social media and public relations counsel and services, particularly in promotion of the coming February 12, 2011, gala benefiting the organization’s many programs and, the Festival’s annual production in Southmoreland Park, featuring “Macbeth,” June 14 – July 3, 2011.

Founded in 1991, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival produces a Shakespeare play each year, free to the public. Macbeth will be the festival’s 24th production. In addition to its annual professional production, the organization delivers year ’round educational programs enjoyed by those between the ages of five and 18.

For more information about the Shakespeare Festival, visit www.kcshakes.org.

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