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 51 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: Every year, SCS hires a group of 12 – 20 interns in all areas of production, including acting, directing, stage management, administration, and design. Interns are undergraduates or immediate post-grads who spend the summer working beside master artisans throughout the SCS season, participate in master classes with seasoned artists, and produce their own “Fringe” production on the outdoor stage. Our interns hail from both East and West Coasts, from undergrad and graduate theatre training programs, and two very talented students from Santa Cruz area high schools. WEEKEND WITH SHAKESPEARE: One weekend in August, SCS teams up with Shakespeare Workshop, a collaboration of faculty and students at UCSC, to host a symposium about the Shakespeare plays in our season. Performances of the plays are enhanced by panel discussions, lectures by esteemed drama and literature scholars, hands-on workshops with artists, and open- forum discussions. This year, SCS is pleased to offer a one-day teacher training workshop to provide K-12 teachers tools, strategies, lesson plans, and visceral experience in the instruction of Shakespeare. For more information about attending this summer, visit DON ROTHMAN TALKBACKS: Each summer production is host to a limited number of pre-show and post-show discussions. Pre-show discussions provide audience members a chance to speak with the director and designers of a production to learn about the genesis and evolution of the/their artistic concept. Post-show discussions bring audience members face to face with their favorite actors to ask questions about the/their performance and the details of the production they have just enjoyed. See the calendar at the back of this program for performances with talkbacks this year. COMMUNITY SEATS: Last year, SCS gave away over 200 free tickets to social service organizations and other non- profits as a way of saying thank you for the important work they do for the Santa Cruz Community. This year, our goal is to give away over 300 tickets. FREE SHAKESPEARE YOUTH TICKET: Each year, SCS provides a free groundling ticket to one of its Shakespeare plays to audience members 18 and younger with the purchase of any adult groundling ticket. The 2016 Season free ticket production is A Midsummer Night’s Dream. NOON AT THE NICK: Held on Fridays at noon at the Nickelodeon Theatre in downtown Santa Cruz, Noon at the Nick is a series of brown bag lunch discussions that bring community members together with artists from each of the season’s productions for discussions about the artistic process and a sneak peek at what each production has in store. PARTNERSHIP WITH WEST PERFORMING ARTS: SCS partners with WEST Performing Arts, a K-12 performing arts organization here in Santa Cruz. Each year, we coordinate performance opportunities for young WEST actors in our productions, and many of our artists and scholars teach workshops for WEST’s high school Shakespeare intensive in the summer. Santa Cruz Shakespeare offers many events throughout the year that provide educational opportunities for the Santa Cruz Community. SCS commits to maintain a consistent engagement with all our audience members, and remains dedicated to developing dynamic new programs that will delight and challenge our community, both artistically and intellectually. education and outreach in the Community