If you were among those who saw last season’s Julius Caesar, All’s Well That Ends Well, Dead Man’s Mambo, The Merchant of Venice, and Much Ado About Nothing, you know that wonderful and captivating Shakespeare is alive in Frederick and Maryland.
After bidding a fond farewell to our founder and former Artistic Director Becky Kemper, Maryland Shakespeare Festival is poised to draw from its past successes and reach toward new goals for the future. We’ve successfully launched our second decade of Shakespeare in schools, parks, and halls around the state and look forward to many inspiring years of performance and education to come.
Your support and that of so many others has made our work possible for eleven years. Now, in this depressed economy, we depend on you more than ever. We are especially challenged by school budget cuts that threaten Shakespeare Alive! – our unique program that introduces the power of Shakespeare to thousands of Maryland middle schoolers.
Struggling families also need scholarship help so their children can take part in our Riotous Youth classes, which train young people to perform real Shakespeare in public. These confidence and character building experiences for youngsters from grade school through high school transform children’s lives forever.
As you plan your giving this year, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help underwrite our work in a school, a scholarship for a budding young performer, or our general program that so enriches life in Frederick and Maryland.
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We wish you and yours the best, and we thank you for your continued belief and encouragement.
Maryland Shakespeare Festival (52-2155529) is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable corporation to which donations are tax-deductible under federal and state law. Our unique theatrical and educational programs depend upon donations from those who value our work. Tickets, tuitions and other business income cover only about half of our costs. For further information, you may reach us by telephone at 301-668-4090, or online by visiting the Contact Us page.