Bring Shakespeare to life for students across Washington!

Seattle Shakespeare Company

100% of $3,000
$0 of $3,000 to go
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About This Project

“I felt like I was living their story.” 
–9th Grader at Chelan High School

Six actors, two plays, one van, and thousands of memories!  Each spring, Seattle Shakespeare Company takes two, small-cast productions of Shakespeare’s plays on the road, visiting schools across Washington State to bring classical theatre to life for more than 14,000 students.  

Many of the students we reach have little or no access to the performing arts, and this is their first opportunity to see a professional play. One teacher from Wilbur Middle School in Eastern Washington shared, “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.” 

After five years on the road, our tour needs new sets and costumes!  With your help, we can replace our old, clunky set pieces with roll-up banners and collapsible scaffolding that will last for years to come (and leave foot room in the van for our actors).  We can also outfit our cast with costumes for our new touring production of Othello.

Your gift ensures that we can deliver high-quality performances that make a big impact – productions that inspire students and support their classroom study of Shakespeare. Our touring plays will go into rehearsal in December, so now is the perfect time to show your support!

Here’s what we need:

  • Six roll-up banners with sturdy platforms for set ($65 each plus $60 shipping): $450
  • Two 8’x8’ collapsible scaffoldings for masking ($155 each plus $55 shipping): $365
  • Set Design: $500
  • Additional set materials (lumber for blocks, paint): $375
  • Costume Design: $500
  • Costume Materials (fabric, purchase of some pieces): $600
  • Administrative Fee for (7%): $210
  • Total Project Budget: $3,000

 Thank you for being a Shakespeare superhero!

Donor Benefits

$25 – Receive a springtime Touring & Education Newsletter from our Education Director.

$50 –
Get a postcard from the road from one of our touring actors, plus the benefit listed above.

$100 – Enjoy seeing your name listed in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production programs for 18 months, plus the benefits listed above.

$250 – Attend a technical rehearsal for one of Seattle Shakespeare Company’s indoor season productions and hobnob with SSC’s Managing and Artistic Directors, plus the benefits listed above.