At each step along the way, as we navigated the challenges of the pandemic, the most prevalent message we heard from you was “how can we help?”.
Here’s how you can help:
- Come see us! We will be back in 2022 with a full suite of inspired, unmissable programming. Stay tuned for details on the 2022 season, coming soon.
- Make a donation using the button below. Like many theatres, we are still operating under social distancing seating so that we can provide the safest possible experience for our patrons and staff. Your gifts help subsidize those empty seats and support the creation of the intricate props that bring stories to life; scholarships for Campers in need; and bringing Shakespeare to new communities.
- Tell a Friend. Spread the word. Share the joy. World-class theatre is alive and well in Staunton, Virginia.
We will see you at the Playhouse in 2022,
The American Shakespeare Center
An ASC Year in Review
Told by members of the ASC Ensemble, read about what made this year special.
Make your commitment ongoing.
Epizeuxis is the rhetorical device which denotes the repetition of words, for example, Hamlet’s famous phrase Words, words, words. Members of this society have pledged ongoing monthly or quarterly gifts.
Even just $10/month – the price of a couple of lattes – adds up to more than $100 annually.
Maximize the impact of your gift with employer matching.
Check with your Human Resource Department to see what options are available through your workplace.
Often, all you need to do is fill out your company’s gift-matching form, and submit online or send it along with your donation to ASC. Sometimes your company will match your gift even if you’ve retired, or they will provide monetary donations to match your volunteer hours.
The following is an incomprehensive list of companies who have matching gift programs and/or have generously matched gifts for ASC in the past.
- Allstate Insurance
- Augusta Health
- Bank of America
- BMO Harris Bank, N.A.
- Briggs and Morgan, P.A.
- Deutsche Bank
- Fannie Mae
- First Citizens National Bank
- Merrill Lynch
- Norfolk Southern
- Voya Financial
Make a difference in the life of a high school camper.
The ASC Theatre Camp is America’s preeminent college prep program for Shakespeare scholarship and performance. Each year over 70 students gain practical skills in theatre performance and connections that last lifetimes.
The Sidney Stark III Memorial Scholarship Fund supports the American Shakespeare Center’s Theatre Camp which empowers high school students to leap into college life through the learning experiences within Shakespeare’s text. Named for Sidney Stark, an English teacher who dedicated his life to sharing the joy of language, this fund invests in students’ performance training, academic exploration, and the opportunity to share their passion with new friends from across the country.
We hear from students every year who are eager to participate, but can’t afford the cost of camp. That’s we we started the ASCTC Scholarship Fund – so generous patrons can make a difference in the lives of our campers.
With your gift, we can help more high school students rediscover the universality of Shakespeare’s language, and make that treasure their own. We can expand the reach and impact of ASCTC to a broader range of campers, from here in Staunton and throughout the United States.
Shakespeare had a soundtrack.
You can help support ours.
Your gift will be used to purchase new in-house instruments; provide music lessons, upkeep, and repairs; pay musician salaries; and so much more. Next time you see actors whaling on a shiny new saxophone, you’ll know you helped put it in their hands.
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