MARIN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Rating: 4.93 stars   15 reviews

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Location: PO Box 4053 San Rafael CA 94913 USA

Mission: Our mission is to achieve excellence in the staging and study of Shakespearean plays, to celebrate Shakespeare, and to serve as a cultural and educational resource for the people of Marin County, the San Francisco Bay Area, and beyond.
Programs: Summer Shakespeare at Forest Meadows draws audiences of over 10,000 people each year. Education and Outreach programs bring Shakespeare to over 4,000 students annually.
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

As a theatre goer and volunteer for Marin Shakespeare I see how hard and long they work to achieve their goals way beyond what you would expect. They treat their helpers who build sets etc with gret kindess, buying th em lunch many times as they realize that they don't have big saleries. My friends and I vie to hellp with ushering and hwlping with events etc. as we just like the energy and commitment they everyone has.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

knowing th at I am helping a great organization fulfill its mission in a time when they do not have enough money

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

knowing the wonderfull people, Lesley and Bob Currier who manage and direct this theatre and all the people who produce the plays--actors, helpers, fans etc.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

fabulous, friendly, helpfuil, considerate

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build a indoor theatre, pay the actors and staff more,spend more on the okays--but really, they just need 4 million

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have had the pleasure of serving on the board of Marin Shakespeare in addition to being a fundraising volunteer. This is a well run and fiscally responsible company that emphasizes strategic planning as well as artistic vision. I am also member of the public who deeply appreciates the generous and committed role the company plays in the community through their educational programs. It's great theatre and great fun.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

attending numerous student matinees over the years with my son's class. My son has a disability and attended a school for children with special needs called Star Academy. MSC also came to Star to give a performance.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have been working with Marin Shakes for six years now and feel that I have grown tremendously as an artist because of it. The company produces plays that are professional, entertaining, and creative. I have felt respected and valued as a collaborator with Marin Shakespeare and will continue to look forward to working with them for as long as I am invited. I am proud of the work that I have created with Marin Shakespeare and have always been treated exceptionally well.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my development as an artist and collaborator. The enthusiasm and respect for costume design has helped to increase my confidence as an artist.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The friendly enthusiasm, the family environment, the creative approach to theatre presentations.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Professional, supportive, experienced, and passionate.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I am an actor who worked with this company in the summer of 2009. I was delighted with its dedication to professionalism as well as to the educational function of live theatre. Many of our performances were for elementary school children, who seemed fascinated with a live performance of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. I was particularly fascinated that the students stayed after the performances to ask incisive, and often surprising, questions about the play and the production.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

meeting an inspiring group of established and aspiring theatre professionals, all dedicated to the idea of live theatre as a vibrant participant in the cultural and educational life of the community.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

its egalitarianism. Our group included theatre professionals from Los Angeles, New York, and Ashland, experienced and relatively inexperienced amateurs, college and even high school students. Yet, everyone was treated as a responsible contributor.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

invariably courteous and helpful and committed to the mission of the company.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Renovate its performance space and expand the schedule and geographic reach of its performances to reach a much wider audience.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

My husband Bob and I have been working at Marin Shakespeare Company for the past 21 years. We are proud to provide the community with excellent Shakespeare productions each summer, and year-round arts education programs that reach 5,000 students each year. Many former students are working in the theatre as actors, teachers, and arts administrators. We are delighted that the experience at Marin Shakespeare has helped train a future generation of theatre artists.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many many ways.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that involves community members of all ages and allows them to deepen their involvement with Shakespeare and theatre.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated and passionate.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

renovate the Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, build an indoor theatre in downtown San Rafael for performances and classes, pay actors more, and provide year-round arts education to every K - 8 student in Marin County.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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