Wednesday, June 20th 2018

TSF Roadshow Tour selected for inclusion on Texas Touring Roster

The Texas Shakespeare Festival’s Roadshow Tour has been selected for inclusion on Texas Commission on the Arts' 2018-2020 Texas Touring Roster.

“Artists on this highly selective roster travel to communities across the state and perform in a variety of venues,” said TCA Executive Director Gary Gibbs.  “In addition to performances, they may also conduct workshops, master classes, residencies, lecture-demonstrations or arts education components as a way to engage community residents. We are proud to offer the citizens of Texas access to such high-quality artistic talent.”

The TSF Roadshow’s 2018 Tour is available to perform at schools and community venues from Oct. 15 through Nov. 11.

For more information on the TSF Roadshow, visit or call Matthew Simpson at 903-983-8610.

About the Texas Commission on the Arts Texas Touring Roster:

Artists on the Texas Touring Roster range from individual performers and visual artists to large performing arts companies.  They represent artistic disciplines including music, visual art, dance, theater, storytelling, literary art and folk art.

Options are diverse and range from ballet to bluegrass, animation to poetry, jazz to children’s theater and everything in between.

Artists on the roster must have a history of touring and maintain a reasonable fee range.  The Texas Commission on the Arts does not provide direct funds to the artists on the Texas Touring Roster.

Instead, TCA provides grants to arts presenters, schools, libraries, theaters and other nonprofits and government units throughout Texas to help with the cost of bringing in companies and artists from the roster.

Presenters may apply through TCA’s Arts Respond Performance Support grant category for a portion of the artistic fees for artists from the Texas Touring Roster.

Acceptance onto the Texas Touring Roster benefits organizations like the Texas Shakespeare Festival by giving them a powerful marketing tool.

Access to grant funds combined with the fact that Texas Touring Roster artists have been deemed the best in their field by a panel of statewide experts makes these artists attractive to a variety of presenters, including schools, festivals, theaters and other venues.

The complete Texas Touring Roster, as well as information on the Arts Respond Performance Support grant category, is available online at