Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60SANTA CRUZ SHAKESPEARE 2016 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. 2016 Season Sponsor Audrey E. Stanley About Us Santa Cruz Shakespeare (SCS) is an independent non- profit theatre company rooted in Santa Cruz, California. 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. 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. This year, that community built the company a new home: The Audrey Stanley Grove in DeLaveaga Park. SCS pursues a hiring model that reflects the diversity of our community. This includes a commitment to bring gender parity to contemporary productions of Shakespeare’s plays. 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 UCSC’s Shakespeare Workshop. SCS is also extremely proud to offer free youth tickets to audience members under the age of 18 who attend this season’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream 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.