No Bummer Summer: A Digital Shakespeareance
Summit Players Theatre has been committed to producing high-quality, accessible, free Shakespeare across Wisconsin for six seasons. Originally a small project created by recent college graduates, we're now a fully-fledged non-profit theatre company that has served over 8,000 people on our travels. Our mission is simple: share empowering theatre experiences with children and communities throughout Wisconsin, regardless of income or background.
Like all performing arts organizations, we were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, eventually deciding to cancel our 2020 Shakespeare in the State Parks tour, which would have presented a 75-minute, six-actor adaptation of The Winter's Tale at 24 Wisconsin State Parks in the summer of 2020.
With a crew of dedicated Players and a commitment to provide accessible arts education, however, we didn't want to give up entirely! That's why we introduced No Bummer Summer: A Digital Shakespearance. Over the course of the summer of 2020, we're posting all manner of educational content to our website, YouTube channel and social media pages, including educational videos, digital versions of our workshops, podcasts and more!
We are committed to keeping our program accessible to families regardless of income or where they live. That's why all of our content is released for free, even though it costs us money to make it happen. Your contribution means covering the cost of making free Shakespeare videos accessible, and by donating more, you can ensure quality education and theatrical fun reach even more people across the state.
Donations to the Summit Players allow you to "pay it forward" for others who may not be able to otherwise afford theatre experiences and support the work of talented actors and artists who make this summer's program possible. At a particularly difficult time for performing arts groups across the state, your support is more important than ever. To put it simply, we can't do it without you.
Please consider making a donation, and spread the word!