Have an inner flair for the dramatic? Ever wanted to perform Shakespeare on stage? Here’s your opportunity! We are calling on all professionals with the desire to make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth!
Toronto, the city of work – Toronto, take a break and play! Step out of your Winter routine and into the spotlight this Spring, and join the cast of Shakespeare in Action’s 5th annual fundraiser, the Shakespeare Challenge!
About the Challenge:
For the past four years, community members from the corporate sector fearlessly took to the stage in productions of some of William Shakespeare’s most popular plays to raise funds for Shakespeare In Action’s educational programming. Their generosity has helped to foster literacy, enhance creativity and promote speech arts for youth at risk in Toronto’s priority neighborhoods.
Shakespeare Challenge 2016
In celebration of the 5th Shakespeare Challenge, this year we are looking for a group of 14 courageous community members to volunteer their time to rehearse and perform an abridged version of one of Shakespeare’s beloved comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, at the Historic Arts and Letters Club of Toronto.
Requirements for Shakespeare Challenge participants:
Upon registration, each champion will make a tax deductible deposit of $100.00, and will commit to attending scheduled rehearsals, and selling a minimum of 8 tickets to the final performance on April 6, 2015.
To register, click on the Register Now button below! The deadline to register is December 18, 2015.
Participants must be at least 18 years old.
Rehearsals for the Shakespeare Challenge will take place on Tuesday nights from 6:30- 9:30PM on the following dates:
Rehearsal space TBD
“The Shakespeare Challenge is an opportunity for non-actors to explore their secret inner thespian in a supportive peer based environment. You will walk away with incredible memories of your time on stage, as well as long lasting friendships. An opportunity to be tried at least once,”
-Denise, Shakespeare Challenge 2015 participant
Read about The Shakespeare Challenge on CBC.ca
CAN’T COMMIT BUT STILL WANT TO HELP?
If you are unable to attend the fundraising gala, but still want to do your part to help Shakespeare in Action, don’t worry, there’s still a way! On the night of the performance, we will be providing every guest with a show programme, which will feature ads from you and other local establishments! Here is the price breakdown for a featured ad in our show programme:
Full page (5×8)- $100 – Half page (5×4)- $50 – Quarter page (2.5×4)- $25
We are also looking for volunteers to help out with production and event planning leading up to and on the evening of the gala. Please contact us for more information!
On the night of the gala, a live and silent auction will be held to raise additional funds. If you are interested in donating an item or a service to our silent auction, please feel free to phone us at (416) 703-4881, or e-mail email@example.com.
Purchase a ticket for the Shakespeare Challenge Gala Fundraiser and join us for:
Details on how to purchase a ticket coming soon!