Sweet Tea Shakespeare makes magic happen.
In 2019 and early 2020, we’re aiming to extend that magic by putting us on a strong financial footing. And we need your help casting the spell. In just a few short weeks and months, we seek to position Sweet Tea Shakespeare for an incredible future by raising funds totaling $25,000 over and above our customary annual budget. Doing so will ensure we always have ready cash on hand, and make us far less dependent on ticket sales. As a theatre company with several outdoor performances, we’re sure you can appreciate our desire to operate outside the whims of Mother Nature.
Join our Dollar Bill Y’all Campaign Today.
Our Dollar Bill Y’all Campaign seeks to strengthen our position as we enter our second full season as an independent 501(c)3 organization. Your gift enables us to plan and contemplate for the future, including expanded staffing and increased pay for our devoted artists.
Sweet Tea Shakespeare started as a dream. A dream to bring the plays of Shakespeare alive for new audiences. To show those audiences that words penned 400 years ago are still relevant. A dream for characters to come alive and connect with audiences. The dream started small and has grown to serve several theatre goers every year.
Shakespeare came from humble beginnings. The son of a glove-maker, he charted his own course by becoming a playwright (can you imagine that dinner conversation?). Shakespeare’s band of merry men was no larger than our own group of beloved actors. 12-15 passionate storytellers transforming the complex issues of their time and making them available for everyone.
We like small. We’re good at small. We’re good at stringing small things together and making them into a larger thing. We put our shows up every night from the ground up – lights, music, sets, all of it. It looks daunting, but almost by magic, it happens.
Your gift to us is like that. Small is actually mighty. We need the big givers, but the smaller givers matter too. 5 bucks a month turns into $60 a year which helps us keep the lights going. $10 per month magically turns into $120 per year which helps us get an actor from the Triangle back and forth to rehearsal. $50 per month is actually $600 per year, helping create costumes for actors. Your impact is real and tangible.
We’re planning a huge party to celebrate achieving our campaign, and of course all our donors and partners will get an exclusive invite.
To join us in our quest, and to make Dollar Bill Y’all a huge success, make a contribution here.
You can contact us directly via email to make a check or cash contribution and we’ll arrange pickup or delivery.
If you’d like to make a recurring monthly contribution, we’ll count all new or increased sustaining donations to our total. Just visit our Patreon page to go that route.
Thanks for being a committed magic-maker and a great member of the Sweet Tea Shakespeare family.
Help the Dollar Bill Y’all Campaign get LIT.
Join us for a special performance fundraiser for Sweet Tea Shakespeare. We celebrate the return of our LIT series’ classic, HamLIT for a killer (literally) performance of Hamlet-meets-party-meets-improv-meets-comedy-meets-games. Tickets are $50 a person. Cash bar available. Plenty of special perks. Corporate groups and business owners are especially encouraged to purchase a block of tickets. Seating is limited. Act fast and stir up some tickets.