Monthly Archives: May 2015

2015 Forward Funding Drive Ends June 30

Member Giving Levels & Benefits Donate Now & Become a Member WHAT IS FORWARD FUNDING? Santa Cruz Shakespeare has a unique forward funding budget model begun as part of our inaugural year. Under the fiscal sponsorship of Arts Council Santa Cruz County, individuals and family foundations donated over $1 million to support the 2014 performance season. [...]

Santa Cruz Shakespeare Hosts Free Pre-Season Events

Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Shakespeare Artistic Director, Mike Ryan, officially kicks off the 2015 Summer Festival with a sneak peek of this year’s plays on Monday, June 1, 7:00 pm at BookShop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. Admission is free. On display will be season’s new scenic model and costume sketches […]

VIDEO: Mike Ryan Introduces the 2015 Summer Festival

At Santa Cruz Shakespeare's "Birthday Bash" on May 1 at Food Lounge in Santa Cruz, Mike Ryan, Artistic Director, introduced the 2015 Summer Festival plays: Much Ado About Nothing, The Liar, Macbeth, and the Fringe Show The Rover. The first video is an excerpt of Mike's talk (1:32). The second video is the full version [...]

Winners of Selfie Share Contest Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the SCS Selfie Share contest! We invited those who attended our season kick-off party, Shakespeare's Birthday Bash on Friday, May 1, to post selfies of  them wearing our crowns, masks, and/or mustaches. The contestants were entered into a random drawing for a pair of tickets to one of the plays [...]

PHOTOS: Shakespeare’s Birthday Bash was a Blast!

Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate with us at Food Lounge on Friday, May 1, to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday, to eat scrumptious Buttercup Cakes cupcakes, to see the fabulous B. Modern's costumes, and to get a preview of our 2015 Summer Festival. A great time was had by all!