The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company Launches Campaign to Bring Shakespeare Performances to Every Student Across the Commonwealth
Boston, MA – October 19, 2016 – Four hundred years after the death of Shakespeare, the question often raised today is about the relevance of his works in today’s world. The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company (BCSC), the fastest-growing professional theater company in Massachusetts, believes that Shakespeare and other classical works continue to be both relevant and important to a student’s education. With this in mind, BCSC is launching a fundraising campaign to ensure every student across the Commonwealth has the opportunity to experience a live performance.
Grab a piece of our PIE! will raise funds to support the BCSC Performance in Education (PIE) program, which brings professional acting troupe to Massachusetts schools in financially-challenged school systems. The troupe will perform one of three Shakespeare plays, Macbeth, Twelfth Night or Hamlet. BCSC provides study materials and directorial notes about each production to the teachers in advance. Following the performance, the cast of the show participates in a discussion with the students about the work presented.
“We believe that Shakespeare remains a critical piece of education today and by bringing it to schools in the form of a performance, students have the opportunity to engage with the works in a unique way,” said Eric Joseph, Executive Director of BCSC. “This is something all students should have the chance to experience. We are hoping to raise funds to bring these performances to schools across the state.”
BCSC is hoping to raise $10,000, which would allow the program to be shared with 10 schools during the 2016-2017 school year. To donate, individuals can text BCSCPIE to 71777 or make a donation online here.