Original Practice Shakespeare Festival would like to thank you for supporting our company. Your past donations and contributions to our not-for-profit company have meant the ability for us to print posters and programs, to continue our mission to bring Shakespeare to communities all over Portland and outside the Metro Area, and to hire some of the finest artists Portland has to offer.
This past year we added Macbeth (Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedy) and Comedie of Errors (Shakespeare's first comedy) to our repertoire. We also continued our Laurelhurst Festival performing all seven plays in our collection in five days. We appreciated your attendance over this amazing week - many of you at multiple shows. We also made our first splash into the grants world: winning two grants, one to buy a generator to light our night time shows, and one to expand our Education program.
We are so pleased with the responses of our audience this year. We have some big shoes to fill for next year, but we plan to bring even more exciting things for you. In 2014 we will expand our performance collection, adding Henry IV, pt 1 and Taming of the Shrew. We'll also be expanding the Laurelhurst festival to run over TWO weekends with 9 different plays. In our education branch, we will be bringing performances to several local high schools with no charge to the schools.
We cannot do this alone, however! Our company has survived the past five years solely on gifts from donors like you.
Will you please consider a donation to our company as 2013 draws to a close? Remember we are a 501(c)3 company, so your donation is 100% tax deductible - and as January 1st approaches, there are only so many chances left to sneak that last deduction in. You’ll be able to be a part of bringing Shakespeare all across the Portland area and beyond, completely free of charge for all audiences.
You can donate by credit card through the "donate" link on our website above, or send a check to:
444 NE Stanton St Apt 4
Portland OR 97212
The artists, staff and board of the
Original Practice Shakespeare Festival
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