Review of The Tempest


Silicon Valley Creates blog
From Audrey Wong’s “Bucket List” April Edition
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“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

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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!

Donate Now
 

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):

May 6 Day Of Giving – Hours

Donate Now

Support San Jose Youth Shakespeare.

Here are optimal donation matching times for the SVGives.org event on May 6th

All day and just for Youth Shakespeare:
Links Through Learning – matching grant up to $1,000

Two-to-one dollar matching:
12:00 a.m. – SVCF to $50,000 (Does not apply to donations scheduled prior to the Giving Day!)

One-to-one dollar matching and other one-hour prizes:
7:00 a.m. – Knight Foundation to $35,000
8:00 a.m. – Bernard A. Newcomb Foundation to $15,000
12:00 p.m. – David and Lucile Packard Foundation to $50,000
5:00 p.m. – $1,000 Golden Ticket** added to first 50 gifts
6:00 p.m. – The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation up to $50,000
7:00 p.m – Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to $50,000

Any-hour matching and gifts:
Links Through Learning – matching grant up to $1,000
PayPal – 1% match to each donation paid with PayPal up to $50,000
SVCF Employees – $150 Golden Ticket** to one random donation each hour
Shackleton Family Fund – $2,500 added to the 408th and 650th donations of the day
Sobrado Family Foundation – $2,000 prize for the nonprofit receiving most individual gifts in an hour, all day

** An organization can receive only one golden ticket per match.

Donations through credit card or PayPal will show “Razoo Foundation” on your statement. The Razoo Foundation retains a processing fee of 4.9%** for all donations.

San Jose Youth Shakespeare can always receive donations by check or via PayPal sent funds to info@youthshakes.org. We also always accept donations by credit card at any time at our Support page .


The Event

Silicon Valley Community Foundation will host 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 for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform, 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 trainings to a broad range of nonprofit organizations.

One of the pillars of SVCF’s mission is to strengthen the common good locally. This 24-hour online fundraising effort will give the community foundation the opportunity to raise millions of dollars for thousands of nonprofits – and make a difference to people’s lives here in Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Benito counties.

This giving day is supported by Razoo, the world’s fastest-growing crowdfunding site for causes. Razoo is committed to creating a more generous world.



http://www.razoo.com/story/San-Jose-Youth-Shakespeare?referral_code=share

For print use, a QR code for linking to the event:
sjys svgive qr code

[20140505 1030pm edits to replace http://www.svgives.org/prizes-and-matches, http://www.svgives.org/about-svgives, and similar links with new paths at razoo.com -tmacauley]
[20140507 10am correcting reference to razoo.com fees from 2.9% to 4.9% (April 2013 rate was changed)]