Band of Brothers (and Sisters) 2016

Help ISC take advantage of a matching donation and bring you our most ambitious season ever in 2016!

A fundraising campaign for Ithaca Shakespeare Company Inc
Update: A generous donor has offered to match all gifts to ISC dollar for dollar through the end of 2015. Give now and your gift will go twice as far! Please show your support and help us take advantage of this fantastic opportunity!

ISC has grown into the largest classical theatre program in Central New York, but we face a constant struggle to find enough funding to support that growth. Like most theatre companies, ticket sales cover less than 50% of our expenses. The rest must come from grants and donations, and we need your help to meet this need.
When thinking about your end-of-year giving this year, please consider:
  • How many children have had their first exposure to Shakespeare through ISC productions -- and experienced Shakespeare as a thrilling, living art form...
  • How many young actors and designers have had their first professional experience on ISC productions -- the first step toward a successful career in the arts...
  • How many theatre artists of all kinds are employed each year and given the opportunity to practice their craft on ISC productions...
  • How many people of all ages and backgrounds have experienced the power and magic of Shakespeare on a beautiful summer night at one of our performances at Cornell Plantations over the past 13 years...
And then consider what would be lost if these opportunities no longer existed. 

Henry V refers to the soldiers who fight with him as a "band of brothers." Become a part of our "Band of Brothers" and help us keep making Shakespeare exciting and accessible to we prepare to bring you Henry V in February at the Hangar Theatre!

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About the Organization

Ithaca Shakespeare Company Inc

The Ithaca Shakespeare Company is dedicated to making Shakespeare clear and exciting to everyone. Our goal is to bring Shakespeare's works to life through productions that combine the highest artistic quality with broad audience appeal, and educational programs that make Shakespeare come alive for students of all ages.

We have grown into the largest classical theatre program in Central New York. Our performances draw a total audience of over 5,000 per year, with visitors in 2015 coming from throughout New York State and from 38 other states and 34 foreign countries.

ISC currently presents three or four fully staged productions each year, including two outdoor shows performed in rotating repertory on the grounds of Cornell Plantations each July and indoor productions at the Hangar Theatre in February and/or November. In 2015, we also began a new Shakespeare for Kids camp in conjunction with our summer productions.

ISC productions feature both Equity and non-Equity actors, with actors and designers coming from throughout Central New York, New York City, Chicago, and...

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