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Phone: 432-580-3177
2308 Shakespeare Rd
Texas 79761

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Target demographics: Rural and suburban population of West Texas. Students. Tourists.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 15,000

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Usher for a production, sell concessions, help with a mailing.

Programs: The Southwest Shakespeare Festival of 3 plays, greenshows and readings. Globe Theatre season of 5 plays including an opera in collaboration with the Odessa College music department and a festival of new plays. Annual student matinee production of Romeo & Juliet. Odessa Brand New Opree: monthly live country and gospel music. Camp Shakespeare: a week long intensive for teens.

To create exciting theatre - embracing our roots in Shakespeare who wrote that the purpose of theatre is to hold "a mirror up to nature" - to entertain, educate and create economic diversification and growth.
Festival production quality continues to grow resulting in more out-of-town audience members. More participating youth are going on to college. More than 5,000 students from up to 325 miles away attend matinee performances annually.

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It has been my great pleasure to volunteer at the Globe Theatre the past three years. My first job was just doing a bit of hand sewing for the yearly Shakespeare Festival. Working with Ann Wilson proved to be so much fun, that I was soon dropping by every day to see what help I could be to the... more »
I have been a volunteer at the Globe since 2003, working onstage backstage and with ushering/concessions. My family is also very actively involved. The experience of working together to help create something of value to the community is wonderful. The theater provides the opportunity for local (... more »
Having spent a season working at The Globe, I can honestly say that you'd be hard pressed to find a group of people more dedicated to their art and enriching to their community. The Globe of the Great Southwest is an integral part of Odessa, TX culture, history, and future... more »
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