After seeing his first performance of Shakespeare, a high school student from Renton exclaimed, “Theatre is cooler than movies!” At Seattle Shakespeare Company, we believe in the power of great stories of the past to inform our present and guide our future. These works need to be seen, heard, and experienced to truly be understood. Your generous support makes all of our work possible, from high caliber performances at the Seattle Center to free Shakespeare in our region’s parks to dynamic education outreach programs that inspire students across the state. During our 2014-15 season, donors like you helped us reach more than 54,000 people across Washington State, and nearly half were youth. As we dive into 2016, please make a gift to Seattle Shakespeare Company and help us bring classical theatre to life for all to enjoy, regardless of geographic or financial barriers. New donations and increased gifts at the $100 level or higher made by December 31st will be matched thanks to the support of a generous Shakespeare fan who believes in the importance of this work. We also have a monthly giving program, which can be a great way for a modest monthly gift to add up to a big annual impact! “We live in a small, rural community with no close access to performing arts. One of my students said this was the best day of her school year.” All of this is made possible by generous supporters like you—people who believe in this work and donate to bring great classical theatre to students and communities across the state. Your gift means the world to us, and we will steward it with care. Seattle Shakespeare Company is debt-free, and we’ve operated in the black for thirteen years running while more than tripling the size of our budget and programming. That’s more artists hired, more performances offered, and more people served. You can be sure that every penny you donate will be spent wisely with the greatest impact for the communities we serve. Please consider making a gift this holiday season. Be our partner in ensuring these timeless plays continue to ignite hearts and minds and speak to us in profound and relevant ways. Thank you!