SANTA CRUZ SHAKESPEARE 2017 59 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 high school students from Santa Cruz area high schools. WEEKEND WITH SHAKESPEARE & EDUCATOR’S DAY: 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. In addition, “Educator’s Day” offers a one-day training workshop to provide educators the tools, strategies, and lesson plans through visceral experiences 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. Our third preview performance features a pre-show discussion with the director and designers of a production to learn about the genesis and evolution of the artistic concept. Every Saturday matinee in August, post-show discussions bring audience members face to face with their favorite actors to ask questions about the 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 2017 Season free ticket production is The Two Gentlemen of Verona. 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 peak at what each production has in store. PARTNERSHIP WITH WEST CREATIVE 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 opportunitiesfortheSantaCruzCommunity.SCScommitstomaintainaconsistentengagement with all our audience members, and remain dedicated to developing dynamic, new programs that will delight and challenge our community, both artistically and intellectually. education and outreach in the Community