Shakespeare Outreach Program

By The Shakespeare Company

Theatre

  • Donate $25 and Up

    A personalized thank you from the Artistic Producer

    Donate $50 and Up

    All the previous benefits, plus a photo of the fall outreach production
  • Donate $100 and Up

    All the previous benefits, plus an invitation to see the one of the school performances

    Donate $500 and Up

    All the previous benefits, plus dedicate a performance to a loved one

About the Project

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Shakespeare is meant to be seen, not read. That’s why The Shakespeare Company has its Page to the Stage Outreach Program that performs Shakespeare at schools around Calgary. We know that Shakespeare can be hard to study when it means staring at words on a page, but when you have a 45 minute fast paced, action packed performance happening right in front of you, it’s hard not to be enthralled and want more. And that’s exactly what we want.

Shakespeare’s plays deal with the intimate and complex issues that high school students get. No need to look any further than Romeo and Juliet for the passion of young love or Hamlet for a world where no one understands you. Giving youth a chance to see Shakespeare can make an immeasurable difference in how they view the world and themselves. A live performance can improve understanding of Shakespeare to improve marks, inspire self reflection, and strengthen the spirit of a school. Our goal for the fall outreach is to reach over 5,000 students.

ABOUT THE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

The Shakespeare Company entertains, educates, and inspires artists and audiences alike through the production of world-class Shakespeare. Entering our 17th season, we use the works of Shakespeare to strike at the heart of what it means to be human in our rawest moments.

In 2012, our mainstage production ofHamletsold out and the outreach shows reached over 4000 students. We want to capitalize on this momentum to reach even more students!

To keep up to date with The Shakespeare Company, please like us on Facebook or check out our website at www.shakespearecompany.com.

PROJECT TIMELINE

We will be announcing our season in early spring, which will include our outreach show selection. We will update the project to let you know what show has been selected! From there, we will adapt the script, select the creative team, rehearse in early fall, and perform for two weeks in November 2013 in schools across Calgary.

WHERE YOUR SUPPORT WILL GO

  • $5500 Staff and artist fees
  • $1500 Rehearsal space and supplies
  • $1000 Touring costs
  • $250 Promotional costs
  • $550 InvestYYC fees based off of goal
  • Any extra funding will be directed to a spring outreach program, so that we can offer two plays to high schools

If you have any questions or know a school that could benefit from this outreach program, please feel free to contact Haysam Kadri, Artistic Producer, at haysam@shakespearecompany.com.

The photo is our poster from the spring outreach program ofRomeo and Juliet,which will perform around Calgary in April and May.

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This project will only be funded if at least $1600 is raised by Monday May 27th, 9:05 am

This project's fundraising period is over.

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Lori Farley
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