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Win Tickets to the 4th annual Shakespeare Challenge!

Shakespeare in Action is holding the 4th annual Shakespeare Challenge fundraising gala on March 25, 2015 at The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, and we want you to join us!

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The Cast of The Tempest from the 2013 Shakespeare Challenge

For the past three years, community members from the corporate sector fearlessly took to the stage in productions of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, and Twelfth Night to raise funds for Shakespeare In Action’s educational programming. Their generosity has helped to foster literacy, enhance creativity and promote speech arts for youth at risk in Toronto’s priority neighborhoods.

This year, The Challenge will feature twelve community members coming together to unleash their inner Shakespeare under the direction of Shakespeare in Action’s renowned Artistic Director Michael Kelly. Our Challenge Champions will perform an abridged version of The Comedy of Errors. In a race against time, these brave souls have rehearsed one night a week for eight weeks to prepare and present this memorable production. That’s the Shakespeare Challenge!

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the Shakespeare Challenge, where guests will be treated to a performance of The Comedy of Errors, food and drink, and a live and silent auction with fabulous packages, including a trip for 2 to Montreal to attend a Just For Laughs event, wine tasting tours, golfing passestheatre tickets, and many more! Most importantly, all funds raised will go towards Shakespeare in Action’s educational programming, giving access to the arts to students in priority neighbourhoods across Toronto!

HOW TO ENTER:

To enter, all you have to do is send an e-mail to jenny@shakespeareinaction.org with your name and contact information, and tell me who your favourite character from The Comedy of Errors is!

Contest closes at 11:59PM on Friday, March 20, 2015. Winner will be selected at random and contacted via phone or email. 

Good luck to everyone who enters!

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The Shakespeare Challenge: Deadline to register December 19!

Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of young people across Toronto? Time is running out to register for the Shakespeare Challenge, our annual fundraiser where corporate meets classical!

We are still looking for fearless community members that are willing to get on stage and perform an abridged version of The Comedy of Errors, all in the name of giving access to the arts to students in priority neighborhoods across Toronto!
All we ask of you is to attend rehearsals, and help us sell tickets to the show! Details can be found on our Shakespeare Challenge page.

Take a look at the video below, and find out how one of our past performers felt about her experience doing the challenge in 2012!

If you have any questions about the Shakespeare Challenge, please feel free to send us an e-mail, or give us a call at (416) 703-4881. If you would like to register, click on the registration button below!

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The Shakespeare Challenge 2015- Registration is open!

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The 2014 cast of Twelfth Night
Photo Credit: Jim Goad

For the past three years, community members from the corporate sector fearlessly took to the stage in productions of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, and Twelfth Night to raise funds for Shakespeare In Action’s subsidized ticket program. Their generosity has helped to foster literacy, enhance creativity and promote speech arts for youth at risk in Toronto’s priority neighborhoods.

This year, we are looking for a group of courageous community members to volunteer their time to rehearse and perform an abridged version of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved tales of mistaken identity, The Comedy of Errors, at the Historic Arts and Letters Club of Toronto.

Upon registration, each champion will make a tax deductible deposit of $100.00, and will commit to attending scheduled rehearsals, selling a minimum of 8 tickets to the final performance on March 25, 2015.

To register, click on the Register Now button below! The deadline to register to December 19, 2014.
Participants must be at least 18 years old.

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Rehearsals for the Shakespeare Challenge will take place on Tuesday nights from 6:30- 9:30PM on the following dates:

  • January 20, 2015
  • January 27, 2015
  • February 3, 2015
  • February 10, 2015
  • February 24, 2015
  • March 3, 2015
  • March 10, 2015
  • March 17, 2015
  • March 24, 2014 (Dress Rehearsal)
  • March 25, 2014 (Final Show)

Rehearsal space TBD

If you would like for information about joining the Shakespeare Challenge 2015, or would like to find out how else you can get involved, please visit the Shakespeare Challenge page, or send us an e-mail!