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In this edition, you’ll find:
—A little background on Spokane Shakespeare Society
—Ways to become involved in the inaugural season
—How you can help S3 through partners and sponsors
Shakespeare is Coming Summer 2021
The Spokane Shakespeare Society (S3) was officially announced on Shakespeare’s birthday (aka Shakespeare Day) but has been in the works. While we’ve been working on the logistics, there is still a lot to do before we’re ready for an audience. And that’s why we need your help. There’s a place for anyone and everyone who wants to be involved. We are committed to being reflective of the Spokane community and open to new ideas on how to do that, so if you’ve got an idea, we want to hear it.
There are areas for everyone, whether you like be on stage or prefer to help behind the scenes. We have two shows for the 2021 season, but there are lots of ways to help. Want to be on stage? Audition for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, performing in August. Sign up for auditions on June 11 or 12. Prefer to be backstage? We need tech saavy people, including designers, stage managers, crew, and even a director for our second show. Reach out and tell us what your creative passion is. More of a volunteer type? Our shows will be in Riverfront Park, so we’ll need people to help usher, work our informational booth, and even hang out backstage to keep everything safe. Volunteer to help for specific shows or the entire run.
Not sure how you want to connect yet? It’s okay. Help us spread the word by sharing our audition events, website, and get the word out about the organization.
Now Seeking Sponsors and Partners
S3 is committed to being fully accessible to everyone in the Spokane area, regardless of their ability to pay for a ticket. As such, our performances will be free to the public. We will be accepting donations and selling some coming swag, but theatre productions are not cheap. We will be working to provide our actors, designers, directors, and crew with a stipend for their work. This will allow us to recognize the effort the artists have put into their work while continuing to support the Spokane market. To do this, we need partners and sponsors.
Partners are organizations helping S3 through in-kind donations. This means letting us borrow things to produce the show. Sponsors are those who help us financially through a donation. We have a variety of perks for our partners and sponsors, but we need help identifying what organizations are open and willing to invest in the community. If you own a business or work for an organization that says they invest in the community, please let us know. We would love to connect with you and the organization to see what value we can add to their organizational goals and demonstrate how supporting S3 goes beyond investing in the arts to really investing in Spokane.