An area group of
parents, students, community members and “Friends of Shakespeare”
are reaching out to residents for their help to raise money for the Fall
Festival of Shakespeare at the Taconic
School. The partnership
between the Friends and the Lenox, Mass.
based “Shakespeare and Company” is unique. Professional directors
audition, train and direct students each year. Students also work alongside
professional lighting, sound and costume directors. The 10 week
residencies at the Taconic Hills campus began in 2001. Students perform at
the Taconic Hills
Center and at Founder’s
Theatre in Lenox, MA. each November.
Shakespeare and Company bring together a wide range of students in grades
9-12 to collaborate, dialogue, and develop acting talents and an appreciation
of William Shakespeare’s work. Students participate in all aspects of
theater: staging, costumes, lighting, sound, makeup, set design, as well as
acting. In addition, Shakespeare and Company staff members share this
wonderful theatre experience with all high school and some middle school
students during in school workshops in the fall.
In 2008, we have been redoubling our fundraising efforts to ensure the return
of this indispensable program for the coming years. The “Friends of Shakespeare”
have been running concession stands at sporting events, and created a
cookbook entitled “The
Taming of the Stew” which is a collection of the
best recipes from the “Friends and Family”. The Taconic Hills “Friends of
Shakespeare” was created to support the student program as its only mission.
In 2013, Shakespeare and Company will celebrate 25 years of the Fall Festival. Taconic Hills is so proud to be a part of this wonderful experience for our students and community.
Contributions can be forwarded to:
THHS Shakespeare Booster c/o
73 County Route 11A, Craryville NY
Terri Hoffman, 2013 Liaison
Fall Festival of Shakespeare
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