My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Silicon Valley Shakespeare, San Jose, CA, USA
I'm proud to say I've been involved with Shady Shakespeare as a Board and committee member since 2005. It's been an absolute pleasure to assist what began as a fledgling theatre group on a shoestring budget grow into a diverse and active company that boasts three main stage shows a year, a growing summer theatre education program and other educational offerings. Shady Shakespeare does an excellent job of reaching out to it's audience and de-mystifying Shakespeare with unique interpretations, humor, creativity and energy. To hear the laughter and see the delight in the faces of the audience members (especially the youngsters!) during the productions is one of the reasons I enjoy assisting Shady in it's mission. These are kind, creative people who are producing a free-to-the-public, quality product for everyone.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
My children have watched the performances and understand everything. No small feat when you consider that these were children who made faces when I mentioned going to watch Shakespeare because they thought that "Shakespeare is too hard" to understand. Shady Shakespeare helps break down those kinds of misconceptions!
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would love to see Shady have administrative offices and a permanent theatre of it's own!