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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Theater

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.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I have worked with this company as an independent artist for over a dozen years and have watched them grow in quality, organization and artistic strength. I also happen to live near where their youth companies hold their summer classes and it is a great pleasure to see how enthusiastically and professionally they train kids from grammar school and up in the theater arts. Working actors passing their craft and love of art to the next generation.

4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.