Clarkson, NE is one of more than 15 schools that we were unable to reach this year due to a lack of time. Help us expand the length of the tour for 2020.

About Clarkson's students:

"The small town of Clarkson is home to some well-rounded students. They run right from football practice to one-act practice while grabbing a sandwich at the local convenience store.

These kids have started to make being a member of the speech team the “norm” not an exception. Unfortunately, with Omaha being a 90-minute drive, (and with their packed schedules,) few of our students have the chance to experience the beauty of a professional stage production.

This year Clarkson High School was unable to see Nebraska Shakespeare’s Othello. I would love for my students to see next year's Macbeth since we read it during English 12 (and I’ll be honest, it’s my favorite play!)."

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Make a contribution to Nebraska Shakespeare before December 31st. The National Endowment for the Arts will match every donation dollar-for-dollar - up to $25,000!

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Will You Help Us
Do More Good?

Thanks to you, Shakespeare On The Green reached thousands of families with admission-free productions of Hamlet and All’s Well That Ends Well. Your generosity also enabled us to serve 6,000 students at 54 schools across the state with a touring production of Othello.

Shakespeare created his plays to be seen. Most of us were introduced to his work with the assignment to read one of his plays. Engaging students with a fun and fast-paced live performance provides meaningful context for the text they’re reading. On behalf of these students, thank you for ensuring the beauty of Shakespeare’s timeless works can come to life and relate to their reality in countless ways.
We recently met Brayden, a middle school student who had never seen a live performance of Shakespeare before being visited by Shakespeare On Tour. When seeing the performance, Brayden was excited that he could understand the characters and delight in the story. After one visit, Brayden became hooked, signed up for Camp Shakespeare in the summer, sat in front-row seats for Shakespeare On The Green performances and asked his teachers where he could experience more Shakespeare! Without your help, Brayden would still be apprehensive and would never have discovered his love of the Bard. 

Today, we’re launching our 2019 Year-End Campaign. Our goal is to expand educational programming so that in 2020 we can reach even more students. Though we reached over 15,000 people this year, there are communities (now on our 2020 waiting list) that would like to be included on tour. This year we had to turn schools away because we didn’t have the resources necessary to meet the growing demand.
That’s why our goal for this campaign is to raise $25,000 by December 31st. If we raise that amount, we can expand the length of Shakespeare On Tour and offer more schools access to performances. You can make a difference!

We simply can’t do it without you. Your investment will ignite a life-long love of the arts in students like Brayden.
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With Gratitude,

Mary Ann Bamber
Executive Director, Nebraska Shakespeare

P.S. Please don't wait. Every gift you make will be matched dollar-for-dollar - doubling your contribution. Donate today: Give the gift of the arts!