At Seattle Shakespeare Company, we believe in the power of classical theatre to bring us together, to connect us to the human experience, and to create memories that will last a lifetime. Through our indoor shows, free park performances, and touring outreach productions, we are working to ensure that as many folks as possible can experience live, professional performances of Shakespeare’s works and other great classics.
But we can’t do it alone – we need your help to reach the students and communities that are most in need of our programming.
During the run of The Importance of Being Earnest, we invite you to make a donation in our lobby following the performance and help us reach thousands of underserved students and citizens across our state. Bring some bills to drop in the donation basket, and get a little window decal of “Bill” to showcase your love. Our goal is to raise $15,000 to help fuel our touring and community outreach programs.
Your support has a BIG impact! Thank you!
Our state-wide touring outreach productions will reach 14,000 students this spring, visiting many rural and remote areas and underserved urban schools.
“Many of our students—most—don’t have the means or access to the arts. This is the first play they’ve seen performed. I saw the play’s emotional range on my students’ faces—humor, joy, transcendence, loss. They loved it. Thank you!”
– Teacher, Lindbergh High School, Renton
“Reading in school makes Shakespeare awful, but being able to watch it performed brings the greatness of Shakespeare’s work back”
– 11th grader from Lewis & Clark High School, Spokane
This summer we plan to present 36 free performances of Shakespeare in 12 parks across our region, reaching more than 11,000 audience members.
“The summer after Mom died, my sister had gotten laid off—twice—and we really, really needed something fun and free to do. We went a little mad the summer of 2009 and saw 10 free Shakespeare plays in parks all over the Pacific Northwest, starting with the best: Wooden O. We’ve been to every Wooden O play since, bringing along friends and picnics and having the best time of our lives, toasting Mom every time.”
– Kris Fulsaas, Wooden O Supporter