Funded! This project was successfully funded on August 14, 2010.


JOIN WE PLAYERS in MAKING HISTORY! We Players brings our unique form of interactive theater and site-specific spectacle to The Rock this fall 2010.

By invitation from the National Park Service, We Players is holding the first artistic residency on Alcatraz Island. We will create a series of performances and outreach programs, both on and off site, that aim to stimulate awareness and conversation around the themes of incarceration, isolation, justice, and redemption.
This fall 2010, We Players will present an island-wide, interactive production of Shakespeare’s HAMLET. We Players guides will lead a designated audience through a carefully crafted route throughout the island. Regular park visitors will have many opportunities to interact with the performances and installation art that will occur in public areas. This classic text explores many of the root issues of justice and imprisonment, and offers the audience exposure to the interior monologue of a man in isolation, wrestling with consciousness and conscience. The use of the space includes both intimate scenes in exclusive areas, including unprecedented opportunities to enter areas ordinarily out of bounds to visitors, as well as cinematographic vistas with simultaneous action on multiple levels.
We Players believes in theater as a tool for social change and personal evolution. Support WE in building a profound and unique experience in this legendary and historically rich location.


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    All contributors will receive advance notice for performance reservations! We Players events are offered free of charge. Reservations are required; events tend to reach capacity well before performance date. Be one of the first notified of open reservations for this monumental and historic event!

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    We Receive: Transportation subsidy for 1 Player for 1 month. Help the actors get to rehearsal! Our professional actors all volunteer their time and talent. Support their tremendous efforts by helping them get to and from rehearsal. You receive: A We Players on Alcatraz tote bag!

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    We Receive: Post show refreshments for one performance. You Receive: An official We Players crew t-shirt and a We Players on Alcatraz tote bag!

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    We Receive: Promotional materials, like posters and flyers! You Receive: An 11x14 print by one of We Players professional photographers. Select from a special collection of island and production photos.

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    We Receive: A tenth of our costume and prop budget. You Receive: An invitation to a private party with the cast and crew of Hamlet on Alcatraz!

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