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.
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.
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.