Keep Shakespeare alive by supporting
the 2016 Houston Shakespeare Festival!


Our Goal: $10,000 by September 1, 2016

What we do:

Since 1975, the Houston Shakespeare Festival, the professional arm of the University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance, has produced two free plays by William Shakespeare each summer at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston’s Hermann Park.

By supporting this campaign and HSF 2016, you are ensuring the future of one of Houston’s most beloved cultural institutions.

Why we do it:

Houston Shakespeare Festival creates professional opportunities for students. We are passionately committed to our work as a teaching theatre that brings together students and highly skilled theatre professionals. For many UH actors, designers, technicians, dramaturgs, and stage managers, the festival is their first opportunity to work in professional theatre. In addition, the Houston Shakespeare Festival hosts a summer conservatory for high school students, providing invaluable training for aspiring theatre artists.

Houston Shakespeare Festival offers free, high quality arts programming for our diverse community. Of the roughly 25,000 patrons that attend the festival each season, many have never seen live theatre before and may not otherwise be able to attend performances at venues around town. In order to uphold our tradition of producing top-notch theatre free of charge to the city of Houston, the Houston Shakespeare Festival needs your sponsorship for our 2016 season.

How your contribution is used:

Your contribution goes directly towards the costs of presenting our 42nd season: Henry V and Much Ado About Nothing:

  • Costumes
  • Props
  • Sets
  • Lights
  • Sound
  • Pop-up Shakespeare
  • Compensation for our Actors, Designers, Directors, and Technical Crew
  • Publicity and Marketing

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In addition to our sincere gratitude, we want to thank you with the following rewards:


Up to $49


A thank you shout-out with your name posted to an HSF social media account (Please let us know if you prefer to remain anonymous)


$50


2 reserved seats at a 2017 HSF performance of your choosing and a social media shout-out


$100


4 reserved seats at a 2017 HSF performance, social media shout-out


$200


4 reserved seats at a 2017 HSF performance, social media shout-out, and a 2016 HSF poster signed by the cast


$500


4 reserved seats at a HSF 2017 performance, 4 reserved seats to any show in the School of Theatre and Dance 2016-2017 season, social media shout-out, a signed cast poster, and an exclusive backstage tour during the festival with one of our directors


$1,000


4 reserved seats at a HSF 2017 festival performance, social media shout-out, signed cast poster, exclusive backstage tour, and 1 season subscription the School of Theatre & Dance 2016-2017 Season


$3,000


4 reserved seats at a HSF 2016 performance, social media shout-out, signed cast poster, exclusive backstage tour, and 2 season subscriptions to the School of Theatre & Dance 2016-2017 Season


You can also support HSF 2016 with an outright gift. Please enter “Skip the Reward” on the giving page.

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HSF’s Macbeth is “forceful,” “tautly focused,” “flat-out scary” – Houston Chronicle, August 3, 2015

Shakespeare “comes alive” at the Houston Shakespeare Festival – HoustonPress, August 6, 2012

 


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF
THE HOUSTON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL!

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU
AT MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE!