Behind the scenes at Orlando Shakespeare Theater

G-Team Challenge: $9 Provides an “Educational Shakespearience” to Teens

As you know our 2012 Classic Repertory Series is coming up fast!  This year, we are thrilled to bring back to our stage Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and introduce audiences to his romantic epic, Cymbeline.

Romeo and Juliet

Actors Mindy Anders and David Hardie in "Cyrano de Bergerac". Photo by Tony Firriolo.

Sure, you knew about our evening and matinee performances, but did you know that we offer more than 2,000 middle and high school students from the Central Florida area an opportunity to see these productions?

If 30 People Donate $9, Then Orlando Shakes Can Send One Class to a Show

Join G-Team and donate $9 to help introduce youth to Shakespeare and the theater arts. If G-Team members raise $270, then the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre can provide complimentary tickets to a live matinee performance for one class from an underserved Orlando-area school. Each additional $9 raised will fund a ticket for one student.

“The goal of this campaign is to address the problem of increasingly limited funds for arts programs in public schools,” said Shannon Lacek, Managing Director.

Based on recent case studies, performing arts engage the imagination and help young people develop language-arts skills, foster meaningful connections with professional adults and celebrate the process of learning, taking risks and challenging expectations. In this way, the “Educational Shakespearience” inspires students to complete the connection between literacy and attending theater.

100% of the G-Team campaign proceeds benefit Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s educational programming.

What is G-Team?

Here’s the deal: Unlike traditional Groupon deals, G-Team campaigns typically don’t offer you a “discount” or “savings.” G-Team enables Groupon followers to do good, have fun, and make a real impact in their communities. G-Team uses collective action to gather support for worthwhile causes and produce tangible results for local organizations.

To learn more about G-Team and how to become a featured organization, visit http://www.groupon.com/g-team.

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