At the Shaw Festival we celebrate the human connection and the collective experience of live theatre. The great “pause” of the past year has given everyone at The Shaw time to reflect on what is most important in our lives. And at this remarkable time in world history, we believe even more in the power of art to nourish and sustain us; that we need the vital energy of live theatre and the shared experiences that help us feel alive and grounded in our humanity.
In recognition of this necessary human connection, the Shaw Festival has committed to a goal of raising $500,000 to make possible new, innovative programs designed to bring together audiences, artists, and students in fresh and exciting ways. On with The Shaw! is a special appeal to support four key areas of new investment vital to the future of The Shaw that cannot be sustained by ticket sales and Membership gifts alone:
- Onsite connections: creating new outdoor stages and enlivening our beautiful grounds;
- Online connections: building our capacity for digital engagement;
- Artist connections: investing in our artists and artisans; and
- Connecting safely: increasing investments in our health and safety protocols
“Theatre is an essential part of the human experience – its power takes us on a collective emotional journey, which can ignite thoughtful introspection, intelligent conversation, and a deep connection to the world around us. If the past year has taught us anything, it is that we need these moments of human contact and shared experience more than ever.”
– Tim Carroll, Artistic Director
Our future is one where everyone who wants to connect with The Shaw is welcome. Please make a gift and join us as we move On with The Shaw!