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About the Project

It’s never too early to introduce students to the world’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare. In fact, studies prove that the earlier students get this kind of programming, the better they do in ALL of their classes, even before they formally study Shakespeare in high school. And YOU can help!

Some students in the Atlanta Public Elementary School system are already enjoying our new S4K production Shakespeare for Kids: Macbeth. These 50 minute performances offer a wacky, fun-filled introduction to the Bard’s most enduring stories in a kid-friendly package that sparks imaginations through sing-along music, friendly sock puppets, crazy costumes and even a mysterious Postman... who always rings twice.  Kids are really responding to these performances, and we’ve gotten great feedback from parents and educators: “very engaging and clever”; “my very bouncy grandson…sat through the entire performance, enthralled!”; and “Your use of puppets was wonderfully creative…as much here for adults as well as kids”!

But there are so many MORE students who are desperate for this kind of programming…and who can’t afford it on their own. With your help, over 1,000 Atlanta Public School students would not only get to experience Shakespeare for Kids: Macbeth, but leave the performance with a grasp of the plot, a connection with the characters, an age-appropriate understanding of Shakespeare’s poetic language, and the preparation they need to succeed in the literature and language courses they’ll take throughout middle- and high-school. What could be a better gift for more than a thousand kids?

For every $1,000 raised, we can offer 2 performances at one school. Every dollar counts, but for those who wish to contribute on a significant scale, we’d like to offer you our gratitude in the form of the benefits displayed to the right.


Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $2,500 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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  • Donate $50 or more

    For your $50 donation ($100 with OCA’s match!), we will send you an autographed photo of the S4K: Macbeth cast, with our thanks!
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    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    For your $100 donation ($200 with OCA’s match!), we’ll send you the autographed photo and a fabulous Shakespeare Tavern T-shirt!
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    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $300 or more

    And for your $300+ donation ($600 or more with OCA’s match!), we’ll not only send you the photo and thank you in our curtain speech, but we’ll also offer you a VIP Reserved table for 4 to the Halloween performance of S4K: Macbeth at the Shakespeare Tavern! This may be a gift to your own child or grandchild, or can be used as a gift for an esteemed employee or friend with children…impacting not just students in the APS schools but a specific child in your life! Donation for this level must be received by 10/30.
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