With the publication by artistic director Marco Barricelli that the summer season plays will all take place in the newly expanded Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen, it is more than apparent how important the many hundreds of volunteers supporting the festival are to its success.
Barricelli announced on March 19 that the 2013 season features “The Taming of the Shrew,” directed by Edward Morgan, along with “Henry V,” a culmination of the making-of-a-king trilogy. “I am thrilled to complete the Henriad, a journey we began in 2011 with “Henry IV Part One” and continued with last season’s “Henry IV Part Two,” Barricelli said.
Rounding out the season, the annual fringe show, “Tom Jones,” adapted by Jon Jory from the Henry Fielding novel, is directed by SSC alumna and Theater Arts faculty member, Patty Gallagher. This show features SSC’s talented acting and production interns.
The Shakespeare Santa Cruz summer season plays July 23 – Sept. 1, returning to a six-week format.
Volunteers needed for upcoming Shakespeare Santa Cruz season
When audiences think about their Shakespeare Santa Cruz experiences, the first images that come to mind are the pleasures of being seated in the Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen under the majesty of the redwoods, listening to the incomparable words of William Shakespeare.
Of the many dedicated volunteers making the company run smoothly, ushers and greeters are among those who help to create an outstanding experience for patrons. Ushers must stand for extended periods of time and safely navigate the stairs of the slopes of the festival glen. Greeters help direct people to the glen and answer questions patrons might have. Four greeter positions are needed for each performance. Ann M. Gibb, Associate Development Director says, “Volunteers fill hundreds of usher shifts for summer season and holiday shows, welcome thousands of attendees as greeters and provide support in the gift shop. A little-known fact is that Shakespeare Santa Cruz needs and utilizes volunteers year round, in many capacities.”
Volunteers may see the performance or receive a voucher for a show on another date. Registration for the summer festival begins June 17. At that time interested volunteers may register on-line. http://www.shakespearesantacruz.org/get-involved/index.php A new volunteer liability form must be filled out each year. Email for more info
By June Smith