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CAPITAL CAMPAIGN:
Help us finish building this stunning theater for performances of Shakespeare and the classics in Downtown Baltimore. We’re so close: We’ve raised more than 80 percent of our $6.7 million capital campaign goal to transform a 19th-century landmark into jewel of a theater. We have also received a $225,000 grant from the State of Maryland and it must be matched dollar for dollar.  A great state deserves a great classical theater but we must have your help to make it possible. Naming opportunities are still available. To learn more about naming opportunities, please contact Elizabeth Berman, Development and Capital Campaign Assistant, at berman@chesapeakeshakespeare.com.

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PERFORMANCES, OUTREACH PROGRAMS and OPERATIONS:

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As we embark now on the artistic adventure of expanding our programming, we invite you to join us. Soon, CSC will be producing seven shows a year instead of four. We’ll be tailoring for Greater Baltimore many CSC cultural outreach programs that have been successful in Howard County. We’ll be launching new community programs. Under our new roof in Baltimore and under the stars in Ellicott City, we will soon have the capacity to serve 25,000 patrons a year.  

Your support for CSC’s programming and operations fund enables us to refresh the classics in innovative ways so their enduring relevance can be explored. With almost 12 years of experience as a Maryland theater company, CSC is committed to presenting

  •    energetic performances of Shakespeare’s works that break down the walls  between audiences and actors
  •    community outreach programs that make theater accessible to all and nurture a next generation of theater patrons
  •    live theater as a valuable and memorable shared cultural experience, with the potential to impact the quality of life

You already know that CSC is improving a corner of the city’s downtown business district with its new cultural attraction. Yet a theater is so much more than a building: It’s a living, breathing community where audiences and actors meet for a few precious hours of artistry that enlightens, inspires, transforms, awes, and yes, entertains. Ticket sales represent only a fraction of the investment needed to achieve this mission: Your support makes the dream come true. To contribute, please contact Lesley Malin, Managing Director, at 410-244-8571.

With your help, CSC can achieve its mission.

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SUPPORT CSC EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING

Contact: Elizabeth Berman, Development Assistant, at 410-244-8571

CSC serves more than 5,000 Maryland students a year with in-school workshops, artist residencies, after-school programs and summer camps. In 2014, CSC’s school matinee program set an attendance record, presenting Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet to more than 3,000 Maryland middle-school and high-school students. Each summer, high school actors in our CSCorps rehearse and present Shakespeare’s masterpieces on our outdoor stage. Every child deserves an introduction to Shakespeare and the classics on the stage, not just the page — no matter where he or she lives. CSC’s goals include welcoming to the theater students from 25 middle and high schools that are center city neighbors.
 

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SUPPORT FREE SHAKESPEARE FOR KIDS

Contact: Elizabeth Berman, Development Assistant, at 410-244-8571

We’re doing our part to grow a new generation of arts patrons. You can help. Thanks to the generosity of underwriters each year, more than 1,000 children experience live theater for free each summer. Accompanied by ticketed adults, our youngest patrons enjoy pre-show festivities including costume dress-up, face-painting and paper puppet making. Our summer show program includes a sponsored insert of children’s activities and lessons related to the production. They picnic with their families and friends and meet the actors after the performance. Together, we can continue to make outdoor theater a magical experience for children ages 18 and under.