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 have followed Marin Shakespeare for almost 20 years and have continuously been impressed with the artistic quality of performances that need to be seen to be appreciated. I have also been to many Shakespeare centers such as Ashland, OR, and, although they need money for costumes, lighting and stage settings, the artistic performance is unsurpassed. I have been pleased enough to join the Board of Directors in order to help reach the goals of finding additional money and community awareness

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

working the the manager and artistic director about the neads of Marin Shakespeare in San Francisco Bay area.

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

intelligent and interested in common goals for the betterment of the organization.

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

increase outreach programs to the community including K-12 with actor-teachers. Schools with many students with English as a 2nd language could teach the depth and basis of the language which comes from learning and seeing The Bard in real time.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I love outdoor theatre at night, under the stars, so Marin Shakespeare Company makes many summer nights happy for me. Their productions are superb and unique from one to the other. I know I can trust the artistic excellence of directors and actors to put on a splendid show. MSC also has a huge educational emphasis that many people don't realize. They are a tremendous force in theatre for children of the San Francisco bay area, filling such a critical need.

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

watching children become engaged in exciting theatrical experiences.

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

watching gifted actors thrill audiences of all ages under the stars on summer nights.

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

all the tops in their fields.

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

build their own theatre and enlarge their summer camps for children, both much needed in the community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

The first time I went to Marin Shakespeare many years ago, I was blown away by the quality of theater available so close to home at Forest Meadows. Over the past 10+ years, my wife and I have continued to be delighted and entertained. Each summer brings delightful new treats!

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

attending numerous great performances!

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

witnessing the expansion of their education programs. Children gain so much self confidence by experiencing stage craft.

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

Develop the forest meadows amphitheater into a first class site

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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5 people found this review helpful

I've been attending the Marin Shakespeare Company performances for many years and watched these fine productions become fabulously outstanding. For my family and friends It's been a marvelous way to gather for picnic or an on site dinner & talk before the performance. Outdoors, in Domincan University's Forest Meadows we've seen rainbows and stars lend magical touches to the plays. . Now that I have the good fortune to be a volunteer I've come to realize that this great gift to our community has been brought about by talents and old fashioned hard work of Lesley and Bob Currier. They are the real magic, the genial forces that have given us this gift of remarkable theatre.

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

Attending the plays and appreciating the talents of actors recruited from all over the country. The, sound system, settings, lighting and props have been wonderfully constructed.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

improve the economy so that the Marin Shakespeare Company could have a more flexible budget.

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

the consistently high standards of the performances

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

interesting, cordial and helpful

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

all of the above

Ways to make it better...

there were funds to renovate the theatre and improve the seating. Additional funds for purchasing better fabrics for the costumes would be helpful.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

spinning gold out of straw

One thing I'd also say is that...

Thank you Lesley and Bob

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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