The stage is set, the audience is seated, and the curtain is about to rise on another season of Shakespeare Walla Walla. But one important player is missing:
Yes, you! With generous support from our community, Shakespeare Walla Walla has brought a wide variety of educational programs and performances to the Walla Walla Valley. With your support, we will continue to be an integral part of the Walla Walla Valley’s cultural landscape.
How can you help? Become a patron of Shakespeare Walla Walla. Your financial gift is important to provide culturally-inspired programs and events to our valley.
What is planned for 2019?
Education takes center stage. The 11th year of our in-school residencies, Living with Shakespeare, works alongside state-mandated high school curricula, introducing freshman students to the language and history of the Bard via Romeo and Juliet in-class workshops.
This residency is hands-on and highly engaging for high school students, which is huge! It helps students to better understand things like iambic pentameter, the historical context of the play, how a drama is staged/performed, and how these ideas impact the play’s meaning. As my students progress through the study of Romeo and Juliet, I always find myself referring to ideas we saw during this Shakespeare residency. It’s worth every penny!
—Shauna Millett, WaHi English Teacher
Thanks to the success of our residency program, we are bringing back our Anti-Bullying Curriculum, performed in area middle schools. Using a fast, funny, and pointed version of Twelfth Night, performed by 3 actors in 18 roles, students learn valuable coping skills for dealing with bullying.
We aim to expand our popular Shakespeare Walla Walla Summer Camps for children and for adults. Education and the performing arts combine in these high-energy camps. Who wouldn’t want to add Shakespearean sword fighting skills to their repertoire?
Our annual Dia de los Muertos Festival continues to grow! Shakespeare Walla Walla celebrates Hispanic arts and culture with this annual autumn festival. Music, art, dance, theater, and food are all a part of this family-friendly street festival that unites our community, the schools, the arts, and advocacy organizations with free activities, crafts, cultural displays, and performances.
If you love performances, join our Company of Patrons and help us continue to produce classically-inspired performances in the Walla Walla Valley, including our popular summer productions the last two years. We hope you had the chance to see this summer’s production of The Tempest and join us again for the coming year’s performance.
Your investment helps us move closer to our grand vision: A Walla Walla Summer Shakespeare Festival. Just think: multiple performances from local and regional companies, delivering memorable summer experiences to savor for years to come.
None of this can happen without YOU.
You are why we can educate and perform. You make it all possible. Join our Company of Patrons who generously provide financial support for the continued staging of the quality programs we (and you) know make a difference in the Walla Walla Valley.
Please say yes to joining our Company of Patrons!
Donations to Shakespeare Walla Walla are tax-deductible. Tax ID #: 501(c)(3) — 26-3709151