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The cast of the 2015 production of The Comedy of Errors!

Have an inner flair for the dramatic? Ever wanted to perform Shakespeare on stage? Here’s your opportunity! We are calling on all professionals with the desire to make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth- No acting experience required!

Toronto, the city of work – Toronto, take a break and play! Step out of your Winter routine and into the spotlight this Spring, and join the cast of Shakespeare in Action’s 5th annual fundraiser, the Shakespeare Challenge!

About the Challenge:
For the past four years, community members from the corporate sector fearlessly took to the stage in productions of some of William Shakespeare’s most popular plays to raise funds for Shakespeare In Action’s educational programming. Their generosity has helped to foster literacy, enhance creativity and promote speech arts for youth at risk in Toronto’s priority neighborhoods.

Shakespeare Challenge 2016
In celebration of the 5th Shakespeare Challenge, this year we are looking for a group of 14 courageous community members to volunteer their time to rehearse and perform an abridged version of one of Shakespeare’s beloved comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, at the Historic Arts and Letters Club of Toronto.

Requirements for Shakespeare Challenge participants:

-8 rehearsals, a small amount time. Tuesday’s only from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, January 12th– April 5th, 2016.
-8 tickets, sold for $75 each to friends, family members, and colleagues to the final show.
-Be professionally coached and directed by our renowned Artistic Director, Michael Kelly.
-Socialize & meet new friends that help to create an exciting community event that supports youth.
-Ensure youth from priority neighbourhoods get access to professional theatre arts programming.
-Make a commitment to have fun, exercise your inner actor and enjoy the magic of Shakespeare.
-Upon registration, each champion will make a tax deductible deposit of $100.00, and will commit to attending scheduled rehearsals, and selling a minimum of 8 tickets to the final performance on April 6, 2015.

For more information, or to register, visit our website !
The deadline to register is December 18, 2015.
Participants must be at least 18 years old.

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