Become a Sponsor

One of the things we most take pride in at Sweet Tea Shakespeare is our devotion to revealing plays in such a way that anyone — young, old, new playgoers and veterans — can access the language and embark on a personal renaissance at every performance. Sometimes that renaissance comes from hearing a play in a fresh, strange, engaging way. Sometimes it comes from great barbecue, the warmth of cafe lights as the sunlight fades to twilight, a soft picnic blanket, or the grass between your toes. Sometimes it comes from a cold beer or a bottle of wine and the scent of longleaf pine in the air. Sometimes it comes from a favorite song on the guitar.

Since 2012, Sweet Tea Shakespeare has produced seasons of classic plays, from Shakespeare’s masterpieces to the wonders of Oscar Wilde and Jane Austen. Devoted to simple, elemental, magical performances full of live music, good food, beer, wine, and our hallmark sweet tea, our performances are affairs where audiences become part of the family each and every night.

To make all this possible — great plays, great music, great barbecue, great beverage — we need your help.

Here’s where you come in.

We are looking for sponsors who can underwrite all or part of the season, who can provide safe and reliable actor housing, and who can accommodate our needs for rehearsal, performance, and storage space. All donors will receive the usual perks from our sponsorship program, which you can find here.

Get a little closer with Sweet Tea Shakespeare by contacting Tohry Petty, our Master of Gift, at If you’d prefer, we can arrange a credit card payment once you call (910) 420-4383 or work with you to arrange picking up a check.

We proudly acknowledge our current sponsors and partners

Fayetteville State University
FSU Foundation, Inc.
The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
Blackstone Smokehouse & Pub
Cape Fear Orthopedics
Capitol Encore Academy
Dirtbag Ales
Fayetteville Animal Protection Society
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
Dan & Linda Swartwood
Nancy Broadwell
Heidi Austin
Jason Edwards
Erika Earp
Rachel Brune
Jane Peacock
Joe Harris
Kristin Grimes
David & Margaret Reid
Greg Fiebig
Steve Brunner
Sana Moulder
Amber Goodman
Teri Medina
Debbi & Brandon Kelly
Stephanie Hillard
Anthony Simon
To become a sponsor, visit here.