O U R V A L U E S SANTA CRUZ SHAKESPEARE 2017 1 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. 2017 Season Sponsor Audrey E. Stanley About Us Santa Cruz Shakespeare (SCS) is an independent non-profit theatre company rooted in Santa Cruz, California, producing a summer outdoor 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. 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, Noon at the Nick, and Weekend with Shakespeare, jointly hosted by SCS and UCSC’s Shakespeare Workshop. SCS also provides free tickets to The Two Gentlemen of Verona to youth under 18 who attend with a paid adult, and over 250 tickets to community service organizations located in Santa Cruz County. 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. Santa Cruz Shakespeare • www.santacruzshakespeare.org Administrative Office: 500 Chestnut St, Suite 250 Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • 831.460.6396 The Grove at DeLaveaga Park: 501 Upper Park Road Santa Cruz, CA 95065 • Box Office: 831.460.6399 Santa Cruz Shakespeare is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Our federal tax ID number is 46-4635444