Joy, Gentle Friends

Celebrate the Season with Seattle Shakespeare

Although we can’t gather together yet, we have some friends and artists to share their holiday traditions and memories.  Also, if you have the means, we encourage you to support any or all of the organizations listed below. Have a wonderful holiday season.

George Mount

Although we can’t gather together yet, Seattle Shakespeare’s checking in with a few friends about their holiday traditions and memories.

Julie Briskman

This holiday season Seattle Shakespeare’s checking in with friends and artists to find out about their holiday traditions and memories.  Actor Julie Briskman gives us a peek into her Hannukah celebration.

Support Seattle Dogs Homeless Program

Seattle Dogs Homeless Program is a WA State non profit street outreach program that helps owners living in homelessness in Seattle with their pets. They provide care for by providing quality food, supplies and vet care.

They also offer boarding for dogs thru a local facility, contingent on space, for owners who need drug treatment, are hospitalized or go to school or work. They also continue to help the pets for 3 months once housing is obtained. They understand the issues dog owners face and we believe that homelessness shouldn’t be a barrier to quality care and necessary pet products. 

Ana María Campoy

For Seattle Shakespeare Associate Artist Ana Maria Campoy, making food with family and friends is a big part of her holiday traditions. She invites us into her kitchen for tamales!

Support WashMasks

WashMasks, a community mutual aid, brings culturally responsive food, household items, and art supplies to several farm working communities across our state. Farm workers are the humans who make our favorite rainy-day soup or holiday treat possible. We hope you join Seattle Shakespeare and WashMasks in celebrating and thanking these communities. WashMasks is an all-volunteer initiative led by artists, educators, and the extended arts community who work to bring care, community, and creative joy to Washington farmworkers and their communities. To learn more about WashMasks’ work and the communities they work with.

Sarah Alsdorf

Seattle Shakespeare Board Member Sarah Alsdorf has fond memories of the holiday season from when she was a teacher.  The wonder and imagination of children are what she holds in her heart during this time of year.

Support Treehouse

Treehouse advances equity and racial justice in the foster care and education systems. By 2027, 90% of youth who have experienced foster care across Washington state will complete high school, with support and a plan to transition into independence.

Carter Rodriquez

Families…whether they’re the ones you’re born with, the ones you choose, or the ones you find, are what actor Carter Rodriquez is celebrating this time of year…and he shares a song with us. Seattle Shakespeare wishes you and yours a very happy holiday season.

Support Freehold’s Engaged Theatre Program

Since 2003 Freehold’s Engaged Theatre program has developed partnerships with organizations that represent culturally under-served populations in the larger community. The Engaged Theatre program connects Freehold to a variety of communities, including Washington Correctional Center for Women, Monroe Correctional Center for Men, Echo Glen Children’s Center, Harborview Trauma Center and New Futures. Freehold tours to these unique populations with performances and workshops.