Welcome to the Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Company

Dear Friends and Family of HMB Shakespeare,
CARTER PARK clean up day is upon us this Saturday, February 28 from 10;00 AM to noon. Please bring your gloves, hoes, shovels and rakes. Thanks to the Rotary for their continued support with this project.

AUDITIONS: Auditions for this year’s production of The Tempest are scheduled for April 11, 12 at Coastal Repertory Theatre in Half Moon Bay. Auditions on Saturday, April 11 will be during the day and by appointment only. Callbacks will be in the evening of April 12. If you are a former Company member, please let us know you are interested and you are invited to attend Callbacks only. This year’s production if being directed by Company Member, Paul Smith. If you would like to audition or know someone who might who is not a former Company member, please send us your resume and head shot to this email address and we will schedule you an audition. We will be sending out another notice with more details.
HMB Shakespeare

HMB Shakespeare: Educational Touring Troupe

As we enter our third season and plan for this year’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, I look back on all the dedication and hard work of our past two productions. With The Taming of the Shrew, we embarked on a journey that took some of us into uncharted territory and growth. There were many miracles along the way. Hamlet was a success on so many levels. I want to acknowledge and thank the amazing cast, crew and all those who contributed behind the scenes.

The Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Company, a non-profit 501(c)3 company, continues to grow and bring together many facets of our community here on the coast. Each year, we garner more support from local businesses and patrons. We cannot do it without their support. Ticket sales only comprise half of our budget for each show. Thanks to the local IDES Hall, we have a wonderful rehearsal space, but it takes a sizable amount of our budget to rent the hall and purchase props and equipment. Paying our actors and crew continues to be a major priority. We continue to need your donations and support. We are always grateful for volunteers to step forward and assist with fund raising efforts for the upcoming production.

We recently submitted a grant proposal to the Cabrillo Education Foundation and Macy’s to bring scenes from Shakespeare into the schools of the Cabrillo Unified School District and are writing grants to expand the program into the greater Bay Area. A special thanks to Julia Thollaug, our newly appointed Director of Outreach and Education, as she researches and applies for grants to fulfill that aspect of our mission and vision.

We continue to make plans to present A Midsummer Night’s Dream in John L. Carter Memorial Park opening Labor Day Weekend 2014. In keeping with our commitment to the Adopt -a- Park Program, we meet every fourth Saturday of the month to maintain and keep the park clean. We invite you to join us from 10:00 AM to Noon.

Thank you for your ongoing support and ”Let Shakespeare Thrive!”

**Please click here to donate to our Educational Touring Troupe fundraising campaign!**

Robert Pickett
Artistic Director

Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Company
P.O. Box 112
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Please go to our donations page to learn more about how to contribute. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so your donations are tax deductible.