Seoul Shakespeare Company aims to produce William Shakespeare's Tempest in Seoul South Korea with a team of Korean and foreign artists.
On an evening in June 2011, 7 board members of Seoul Shakespeare Company met to discuss the future. The whisperings of a storm, a veritable Tempest in Seoul, began to take shape on this evening. Fast forward to February 2012: half a year of pre-production and team assembly, a director and design team with an ambitious vision, and a full cast of eager actors have brought this Tempest closer to Seoul.
Shakespeare performed in English is rare, basically non-existent in South Korea. Shakespeare, though written centuries before our time, still holds incredible relevance to modern humanity. No matter our nationality, his themes and his motives relate to the very core of our human nature. No matter what language his words are translated to, or even what shape his vision takes, we are able to understand his message.
With this project, more than ever, Seoul Shakespeare Company aims to dissolve cultural boundaries. With Native Koreans working as both designers and translators, our goal is to bridge cultural boundaries we face every day as foreign artists and audiences in Seoul. Performed in his native tongue, we hope to make Shakespeare fully accessible to a non-English speaking audience.
The Tempest is Seoul Shakespeare Company's second full length production and our most ambitious project to date. Renting theatre space in Seoul is not a cheap or an easy task to accomplish. Add to this rehearsal space rental, costume, prop, set, poster/playbill printing and we are left with quite a daunting bill at the end of a production. Your generous donation will help make all of this possible and so much MORE. Your donation will help us break down walls. For this, our cast and crew thanks you from the very bottom of our hearts!
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Feb 21, 2012 - Mar 25, 2012
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BACKER: To show our heart felt gratitude for your donation, you will be credited (as a backer of our project) in our Tempest playbill, with the sincerest of thank you's.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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BACKER PLUS: To show our heart felt gratitude for your generous donation, you will recieve the above reward (credited as a Backer Plus) as well as a signed copy of the program from director and cast. Your name will also be displayed on a sponsor poster in the theatre lobby throughout the run of the show.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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BRONZE SPONSORSHIP: To show our heart felt gratitude for your generous donation, you will receive the above rewards (credited as a Bronze sponsor) PLUS a personalized sonnet or monologue performed by one of our Tempest cast members to be recorded and shared on your Facebook wall for all your friends to enjoy! You will also receive a signed copy of our Tempest poster: hand drawn specifically for the show by artist Mary Luse (see sketch at start of video)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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SILVER SPONSORSHIP To show our heart felt gratitude for your spectacularly generous donation, you will recieve the above rewards (credited as a silver sponsor) PLUS two complimentary tickets to a performance of your choice. You will also receive a signed photograph of the final production PLUS the three corresponding pages of dialogue (directly from the directors script) in which your donation made possible to produce.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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GOLD SPONSORSHIP: To show our heart felt gratitude for your immensly generous donation, you will recieve all of the above rewards. PLUS 2 VIP tickets to a show of your choice which include a meet and greet with cast, crew, and director after the show. As an added thank you, the director will also personally take you out for dinner in Seoul. You will also recieve a DVD copy of the show.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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DIAMOND SPONSORSHIP: To show our heart felt gratitude for your unbelievably generous donation, you will receive all of the above rewards (credited as a diamond sponsor) PLUS your photograph on our show's poster, program, and sponsor poster as a honoured sponsor of the show. You will also receive two DIAMOND VIP tickets to the show which include a dinner party planned specifically for you and guest after the show. (VIP tickets available only in Seoul)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012