There is/was quite a number of well-known people in the arts, and others, who think that Fort Williams would make an excellent theater-in-the-round for Shakespeare productions. They proposed an adaptive reuse of the structure, that I was told once held Walt Disney, AWOL after missing the steam ferry on its appointed schedule, I was told by a Coast Guard groundskeeper, there after emptying, I there assisting a geoarchaeology testing, part of it being turned over for the $1 former President Clinton offered New Yorkers for its continued good use. Did you know it's where President Reagan last met Premier Gorbachev? What a setting for Shakespeare drama!
Governors Island: A Special Space - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com