And they ARE!
And THEY have promised to challenge two MORE people (each!) when their own fundraisers are complete!
If you think that's cool, you don't have to wait for the challenge to make its way to you!
You can start your very own challenge chain!
First (and especially) if your birthday is coming up soon, make a plan: decide how long you'd like to run your fundraiser (10-14 days seems manageable, but your mileage may vary), when you'd like to start it, what you'd like to say to your friends and family when you ask them to support Optimist Theatre (the entity registered with Facebook as a nonprofit; we do ask that you @ tag the Shakespeare in the Park page -- @ShaxParkMKE in your intro text).
Then, go to town! The image below shows you how/where to get started.
Promote your fundraiser while it's active. Think about a couple of your own friends with birthdays on the horizon who value free Shakespeare in Milwaukee. When your fundraiser ends, challenge them to do the same!
Finally, bask in our gratitude. Our fans are the best fans, and it's projects like this that just prove it!
Note: if you need help, contact us and we'll be happy to assist you.
We are also very proud to announce that we've "upgraded" our category with Actors' Equity Association which will enable us, beginning in 2019, to have performances with us counted for "points" by actors in the Equity Membership Candidate program. This represents an opportunity for us to become an even more active participant in the career growth of young actors in the area -- and one more of the theaters working to help actors stay in the area to pursue their craft. Part of our commitment to the greater Milwaukee/southeastern Wisconsin community has always been to hire local actors and this will be one more way that we meet that commitment.
Finally, we'll be introducing you to our King Lear Director VERY SOON!
Your hint(s) are that she is currently in the midst of performing in a show in Chicago! We'll want her to have a few minutes to give you some of her thoughts about bringing this show to life, so stay tuned for all of that information in the next few weeks!
Be sure to SHARE it and bring your friends and acquaintances into the fold. AND tell us in the COMMENTS what YOUR favorite line or scene was!!
Read the full press release here