We’ve officially wrapped up our 2013 season of “Free Shakespeare in the Park”, and we are thrilled to report that it was our biggest and brightest yet:
- award-winning actress Gabourey Sidibe joined our Board of Directors
- we were named “Best Theatre Group” in the Queens Tribune’s annual “Best of Queens” survey.
- we met our fundraising goal of $45,000
- we strengthened our overall organization by creating four new staff positions, and by recruiting a more robust production team
- we expanded the size of our audience by twenty percent, playing to 6,600 people over the course of a 4-week, 12-park tour
- we enhanced the quality of our productions with a new multi-level modular touring set, which included 58 wooden pieces, 80 Bolts, 52 screws, 14 clamps, 20 feet of rope, and a 7-foot walk-through scaffold.
- we handed out 487 diplomas to children who participated in our new programming, “Kids & the Classics”
- we were again featured on NY1 News, and we were written about in The New York Times, The Times Ledger, The Queens Tribune, The Southampton Press, and countless online periodicals and blogs
- we blazed new promotional trails with t-shirts, playbills, and community outreach
- we won funding directly from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs thanks to our increased profile and the advocacy of New York City Council Member, Jimmy Van Bramer
Now, let’s do it again! Stay tuned for exciting announcements about the 2014 summer season—the plays, the people, and the parks.
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