Marin Shakespeare Company

Rating: 4.93 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

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  

4 people found this review helpful

I acted in one of their shows and also teach for them. This is a wonderful company, bringing terrific productions of Shakespeare's plays (and others) to the outdoor summer stage. The work is always lively, engaging, and very entertaining. And their classes for kids bring the joys of acting and Shakespeare to hundreds of kids all over the Bay Area year in and year out.

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

being part of their wonderful productions and fine educational programs.

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

is how dedicated they are to theater, and how down-to-earth they are.

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

extremely dedicated and warm--great people to work with!

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

improve its sets and seating and costumes, and make their production values even more professional than they already are.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Marin Shakes is a special theater company because it touches so many diverse people in different ways. I was amazed at how they drew the entire community in to participate: from the children in 'Twelfth Night' and the school groups watching 'Julius Caesar' to the people completing community service hours watching avidly from the back of the theater. And, of course, working for Marin Shakes changed my life. I'll never forget that perfect summer, performing Shakespeare under the stars.

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

my direction in life. I came to realize during this summer, that if I'm not sharing the wonderful experience of live Shakespeare with people for the rest of my life, I'm not being true to myself.

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

I learned how to act. I learned why to act. I haven't stopped acting since.

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

incredible role models. I still ask them for advice, and strive to be like them.

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

reach more school children who think Shakespeare is boring, give more prison inmates the chance to act and express themselves creatively and allow more poor college kids like me the chance to pursue their passion for Shakespearean acting.

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  

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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