Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.
On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
Please support We Players with a tax deductible contribution in any amount, and join us in celebrating site-integrated theatre, community, and nature. We have been building participation in the arts and exposing audiences to the layered history, beauty, and complexity of local parks for fifteen years. Help us continue this good work and seed our exciting programs planned for 2015. Thank you!
As nights grow longer and winter rains seep into the earth, those of us at We Players find ourselves turning inward, reflecting on hearth and home, our past accomplishments, and our plans for the near future. With audience and community support, we have achieved remarkable things this past year:
· We leveraged our strong partnerships with the National Park Service, and pushed the boundaries of creative place-making with unique site-integrated performance, including: Macbeth at Fort Point; Canciones del Mar on the tall ship Balclutha; Vessels for Improvisation aboard ferryboat Eureka, and the roving performance of King Fool – our distilled version of King Lear.
· Since fall 2013, we have worked directly with over 300 students from diverse Bay Area communities via our Aesthetic Education Program (AEP). In addition to workshops offered on high school grounds, We Players directors have served as outside experts and guest lecturers for college-level courses at California College for the Arts and Stanford University.
· We inspired 2,840 audience members to connect with the precious gems of our local landscape, reminding residents of the spectacular beauty and cultural relevancy of our parks and inviting their repeat visitation and stewardship of local public resources.
Thank you for helping us accomplish all of this!
So, what lies ahead? In 2015, We Players celebrates its 15th year of creating art in public spaces. We promise to bring you more site-integrated theatre; more incredible visual art, music, and dance via our Presenting Series; and an ever-deepening relationship between audience, art, and place. San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park will continue serving as a “floating classroom” for our growing AEP program. And in spring 2015, we will stage Ondine, a devastating love story, at the dramatic ruins of the Sutro Baths and Sutro Heights Park.
Thank you for supporting We Players in connecting people with place through site-integrated theatre!