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SANTA CRUZ SHAKESPEARE 2015 1 Our VALUES Bold We believe in taking risks charting new territory and demanding a fearless aesthetic. Transparent We commit to clear communication and responsiveness to inquiry in all that we do from the artistic process and planning to financial management governance and operations. Responsible We ensure a balance between the financial stability of the organization and artistic risk. Passionate We are most passionate about our art our community and Shakespeare. Inclusive We strive to include the breadth and diversity of our community in our art and organization. Inquisitive We continue to learn not only from our artists but our community and we encourage our artists and audiences to seek and gain knowledge through the work. Professional We are uncompromising in our quest to work with the finest artists artisans administrators and partners for our collaborative process. About Us Santa Cruz Shakespeare SCS is an independent non-profit theatre company rooted in Santa Cruz California producing a summer repertory season of plays by Shakespeare and other dynamic playwrights. SCS was founded when its predecessor a 32-year old Shakespeare Festival affiliated with the University of California Santa Cruz closed in December of 2013. Funded with overwhelming community support SCS launched its inaugural season in 2014 with a full year of operating capital in hand. Consequently all ticket sales and donations received since the launch of the 2014 season have provided the capital necessary for the 2015 season. This forward-funded financial model ensures that SCS remains a sustainable arts organization and that its continued success rests squarely in the hands of the community that has embraced it so whole-heartedly. In addition to its summer repertory season SCS is proud to interface with the community through a number of vital outreach and education initiatives including our Internship Program the Don Rothman Talkbacks and Weekend with Shakespeare jointly hosted by SCS and UCSCs Provost of Porter College Professor Sean Keilen. SCS is also extremely proud to offer free youth tickets to audience members under the age of 18 who attend this seasons Much Ado About Nothing with a paid adult. Our Mission Inspired by Shakespeare we create and strengthen community by bringing audiences and theater artists together to celebrate stories about our collective humanity. Our Vision We envision a community where generations are increasingly passionate and knowledgeable about Shakespeare and live theatre a community that engages in active discussion about language and art and reaches for passion connection and empowerment. 2015 Season Sponsors Rowland and Pat Rebele Audrey Stanley