Review of The Tempest

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From Audrey Wong’s “Bucket List” April Edition

“Apr 25: San Jose Youth Shakespeare performed “The Tempest” at The Historic Hoover Theatre in San Jose. I thought my back would force me to leave at intermission, but the play was so good I stayed to the end. Children performing full-length Shakespeare plays – wow!”

and continuing by comparing us favorable to OSF

“…In San Jose Youth Shakespeare, I see the same intensity of artistic vision, deep respect for the genre, love of language, hard work, dedication, and joy. What impresses me most is the company’s adaptability and ingenuity to “make do” with what they have while keeping Shakespeare intact, accessible, and highly enjoyable. Envisioning Ariel as seven (yes, seven) young girls darting here and there like a school of fish; turning Caliban into a two-headed monster; and creating a lurking alter-ego for Prospero – these were marks of genius. Director Bob Rumsby and his troupe deserve high praise.

“We have a number of stellar arts groups right here in our own back yard. We need to find and support them!”

We are very glad Audrey Wong enjoyed our performance and could have so many kind words to describe the work of our youth and our Director, Bob Rumsby.

Day of Giving Thanks


Thank you to everyone who donated and participated during the SVGives Day of Giving May 6!

Thanks to our parents and youth for maintaining an active presence at Whole Foods all day (don’t forget to use your two-for-one coupons from The Tempest programs!). The kids enjoyed sharing screen time with NBC’s Christina Loren in the morning and Jeff Ranieri in the afternoon. We appeared in at least twelve different broadcast segments.

It was a very good day to get exposure and to make connections for future community activities.

Giving at Whole Foods

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San Jose Youth Shakespeare will be at Whole Foods, Blossom Hill, to participate in the twenty-four hour Silicon Valley Gives event. Your donation to San Jose Youth Shakespeare supporting this event may be matched by other generous supporters. Thank you to Whole Foods for your support!

See you there!

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Silicon Valley Gives Community Event from 8am to 10pm, Tuesday, May 6th

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation hosts the first-ever day of giving to benefit every nonprofit organization in our region, an event aimed at inspiring and uniting our local community to support philanthropic causes.

On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of community foundations, SVCF will raise money in our store for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform that customers can donate through, providing a great way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most and encourage them to take action. This event will provide an opportunity for donors of all different capacities to be involved and will provide invaluable training to a broad range of nonprofit organizations. Our main featured community non profit partner is the San Jose Youth Shakespeare Theatre. Stop by their table to chat with and learn more about the amazing work they do! .

Raschel Hutton
Marketing and Community Outreach Team Leader | Whole Foods Market Blossom Hill
1146 Blossom Hill Rd | San Jose, CA 95118 | P 408.266.3700


A video slideshow by Bianca Romero of 2012-2013 performances of Macbeth, A Christmas Carol, Romeo & Juliet, The Merchant of Venice (5:30min):

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Thank you to education specialist Brea Romero and Links Through Learning for matching our first $1,000 of gifts, dollar-for-dollar!

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