My Personal Mini-Bash
Seattle Shakespeare Company has been a central part of the O'Kelley-McCorkle family's lives ever since we moved to the Pacific Northwest 20 years ago. We've enjoyed numerous Shakespeare in the Park productions with friends. We've been season ticket holders for the indoor season for years. And Meghan cut her teeth as actress through Seattle Shakespeare's summer program.
In recent years, as a Board member, I've learned about the incredibly important work Seattle Shakespeare Company does bring live theater to students all over Washington State. In many cases, in some of the rural schools and underserved communities, Seattle Shakespeare Company's education program is the only live theater experience students will ever get.
COVID-19 has hit the performing arts particularly hard. Seattle Shakespeare, as many of you know, had to cancel the remaining two productions for this season, and the summer outdoor season and coming indoor season both are uncertain.
Small arts organizations like Seattle Shakespeare Company depend on patronage of donors like all of us, even in the best of times. Now, more than ever, I recognize we -- all of us who have the means to support the arts -- need to do what we can to ensure that live theater will still be there, that Seattle Shakespeare Company will still be there, when COVID-19 is finally behind us.
Please give what you can. Thank you!
About Seattle Shakespeare Company
Seattle Shakespeare is a professional, all-classical, year-round theatre company that reaches across barriers of income, geography, and education to bring classical theatre to life for everyone in Washington State. Whether you're in a seat at the Center Theatre or on the grass at Luther Burbank Park or in a school auditorium in Wenatchee, you are part of Seattle Shakespeare.
Bill's Bash is Seattle Shakespeare Company's annual fundraiser, happening online for the very first time! Help me welcome new audiences, new students, new artists into this work by making a gift today, and by spreading the word. You'll keep these classic works alive in schools, communities, and on stage, for today and for the future!