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By Inner City Shakespeare
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About

Inner City Shakespeare is an exciting program that began over 2 years ago. Working with George Washington Preparatory High School in the heart of South Los Angeles, the Inner City Shakespeare Co (ICS) produced ROMEO AND JULIET and last June, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. Paul Heller, Katy Haber MBE and Dr. Melanie Andrews, working with George Washington Preparatory High School in the heart of South Los Angeles, the Inner City Shakespeare Co (ICS) produced ROMEO AND JULIET and last June, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. A group of dedicated professional actors, producers and directors volunteered their time to mentor the young players and guide them through the original Shakespearean text.  

When words take meaning, young students soar with talent and imagination. It’s another language that frees them from the restraints of “being cool” and gives their performances freedom of expression. The attention given brings them a wealth of self-esteem. Their lives are changed forever. The success of the program has encouraged the Los Angeles Unified School district to ask us to expand the program to 4 High Schools including: Los Angeles High School, Jefferson High School, East Los Angeles Performing Arts High School, Washington Preparatory High School. That’s an ambitious goal!

In this appeal, we are asking for $13,750.00. Please look at what we have done and give what you can to keep this wonderful program going….. and send this appeal on to all your friends. Whether it be $1.00 or $100.00 or $1,000.00…. every bit will help build a better life. 

Risks and challenges

We are fortunate to have the support of the LAUSD and the County Parks. The risks are getting the students to rehearsal times and have the time with them to perfect their performances. Each of the schools has excellent drama teachers who are willing to put in the after school time. We want to bus the other students to the performances and are working hard to get the city to provide the transportation.

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    You great benefactors, sprinkle our society with
    thankfulness. For your own gifts, make yourselves praised:
    — William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens (1607), 3.6.71

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