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Phone: 408-867-4040
PO BOX 520
Santa Clara
California 95052
USA
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Target demographics: provide Bay Area communities affordable access to the arts.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 8,000

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Usher a show! Decorate a fundraising event. Help build and paint sets. Sew costumes. Make a desert for a benefit event. Write letters to local businesses to receive raffle item donations. And so much more!

Geographic areas served: The Silicon Valley

Programs: Free Shakespeare in Willow Street Park in San Jose, affordable productions in Sanborn Park in Saratoga, and education programs for youth and teens.

Mission:
Innovate: We breathe new life into classic works through unique, vibrant and compelling interpretations of the text and keep the art of theatre relevant for modern audiences. Our commitment to innovation reaches beyond the text to include state of the art technology to provide the best in live entertainment.

Illuminate: We shed light on the classics through fresh interpretations, open eyes, expand minds, and foster a love of theatre in our community. By providing high-quality and affordable theatrical experiences and educational programs, we reach a diverse audience and build a new generation of theatregoers.

Inspire: We create art that touches people on a personal level, is a reflection of the world in which we live, and inspires people to play a role in the arts community as artist, audience, donor or volunteer.
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10/09/14
I've watched Shady Shakes grow from their very first production in a small community center courtyard with a couple of backdrops to a full-fledged, ensemble company that runs a full year-round season including 2 show rep in the summer (not many others are doing that anymore!) More impressive, ... more »
10/09/14
We have been attending Shady Shakespeare shows for many years and it never fails to exceed our expectations. The venue(s) (beautiful outdoors parks - both Sanborn Park and Branhall) add to the very distinctive and very approachable feeling of the shows. Attending a Shakespeare play can be a ... more »
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