As the Founding Artistic Director of Wooden O, it gives me great pleasure to take the caliber of work we do on our indoor stages outside during our summer season of free Shakespeare in the Parks. Since 1994, Wooden O has transformed from a dream of my youth to one of Seattle’s most beloved summertime traditions. This is because of the generous support you and other like-minded folks have given to Wooden O over the years. Your donation not only allows us to persist in our goal to provide accessible, high quality classical theater to everyone in our region, it is also an investment in your community and an appreciation for the role that Seattle Shakespeare Company has in bringing people together in public spaces to embrace the beautiful outdoors, enjoy time-tested works of art, and share a unique experience together. If you have not already, there is still opportunity to donate to Wooden O this season to support 35 free performances of Shakespeare in parks and communities throughout the Puget Sound area.