The Mission Statement of The Iowa Shakespeare Experience is:

 

ISE'S Mission:

As a Premier Provider of classic theatre and free al fresco artistic programming in Central Iowa,

we preserve and honor the traditions of classic theatre

and the al fresco performing arts

through the creation of historically appropriate

as well as fresh and bold

interpretations of classic works,

presenting these works to foster memorable experiences

and engage strong new connections between audiences and the arts,

opening these works towards the diversity of American culture,

while supporting regional economic development

and measurable educational outcomes,

using the memory and abiding works of William Shakespeare

as our Standard, our Centerpiece...

and our constant Inspiration.*

*Based on Mission Statement of Oregon Shakespeare Festival