HERE'S THE DEAL:
We need your help to get on the road this Summer!
WHAT WE'RE OFFERING:
We've got an incredible Elizabethan-inspired touring stage, three amazing shows, and a dozen of the most enthusiastic and passionate performers who would love to bring delightful Shakespeare performances to your park!
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP:
At this point, we've outgrown our tiny cargo trailer and lost the use of our friend's pick-up truck to pull it!
(But we sure are grateful for the three years he's let us borrow it to take our shows on the road. Thanks Dad.)
With your help, we can buy a totally awesome used 16 foot box truck and regain our mobility and independence!
(If it helps, picture us as Tiny Tim. You'll be giving the gift of new legs. Magic legs! It will be the best Christmas ever.)
We're all about DIY grit, and applying some good old-fashioned elbow grease to get things done--and with your help, we'll work harder than ever to bring engaging, accessible, and entertaining open-air Shakespeare to audiences across Utah!
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? SEND US YOUR BREAD!
(Now picture us as Oliver the orphan: "Please sir, I want some more."
How can you say 'No' to a face like that?
Give the boy some bread!)
Hoist us high onto your shoulder, and we will exclaim:
"GOD BLESS US, EVERY ONE!"
Or just click "Donate".
That works too.
More info on Grassroots Shakespeare:
This Summer, with your help, we'll mount three touring shows in repertory:
'Hamlet' will be an exciting first for us, 'Twelfth Night' will be done with an all-male cast, and 'As You Like It' will be a remount of last year's smash hit production.
Last Summer was our third season, but our first experience with repertory. We did three shows with one company, rehearsing each title for less than 24 hours--just as Shakespeare's company would have done in his day. Our performances are vibrant, eclectic, and highly interactive. Our 2011 Summer Tour included:
'As You Like It'
'Romeo and Juliet'
'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (all-male cast)
We also did 'Macbeth' in 2011 for Halloween:
And then 'Merry Wives of Windsor' for Christmas:
'Merry Wives', like all of our shows opened with an opening music act. Talented local artist Karlie McKinnon opened for one of our holiday performances at the renaissance-inspired Gothic Room of the SLC Masonic Temple:
Music and dance are an important part of our performances. Here's an example of an Elizabethan Jig we would do to celebrate your donation to our cause:
Thank you for taking the time to check out our campaign!
Now, if you like what you've seen, and you believe in supporting young artists at a crucial point their development, then please, move your mouse on over and donate to our cause! Every little bit helps!
Touchstone says: "What are you waiting for? Give us your money!"
- (29 days)