The Shakespeare Challenge

Click here to PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE 6TH ANNUAL SHAKESPEARE CHALLENGE!

 

For the past six years, community members from the corporate sector fearlessly took to the stage in productions of William Shakespeare’s 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 yo

uth at risk in Toronto’s priority neighborhoods.

This year, The Challenge will feature fifteen community members coming together to unleash their inner thespian under the direction of Shakespeare in Action’s renowned Artistic Director Michael Kelly in Much Ado About Nothing. In a race against time, these brave souls will rehearse one night a week for eight weeks to prepare and present this memorable production. That’s the Shakespeare Challenge!

Read about The Shakespeare Challenge on CBC.ca

Purchase a ticket for the Shakespeare Challenge Gala Fundraiser on May 3rd & 4th 2017 and join us for:

  • An abridged version of Much Ado About Nothing, performed by our courageous community members!
  • Food, a cash bar, and time to mingle with the cast after the show!
  • A live and silent auction of fabulous items and packages!
  • The chance to give youth in priority neighborhoods across Toronto access to the arts!

Doors open at 6:30PM and the show starts at 7:30 – with an auction to follow. We hope to see you there! Buy your tickets here!

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 are two ways you can pitch in.

1- You can donate directly to Shakespeare in Action through our Canada Helps page and receive a tax receipt

2- You can purchase space in our program to wish a friend good luck, or to advertise to our attendees. The prices are:

Full page (5×8)- $100 – Half page (5×4)- $50 – Quarter page (1.25×4)- $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 e-mail info@shakespeareinaction.org.

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