FREEWILL SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

Registered Name: THE FREE WILL PLAYERS THEATRE GUILD

Business Number: 899549083RR0001

About This Charity

Our Mission

Free Will Players are a not-for-profit theatre company formed in 1989. As operators of the Freewill Shakespeare Festival, the Players endeavor to create professional, contemporary, innovative productions of the works of William Shakespeare that are accessible to all audiences, regardless of age, ability, education, or income levels, while also developing new audiences and mentoring theatre professionals of the future.

About Our Charity

FOR DONATION LEVELS & PERKS, please visit: http://freewillshakespeare.com/freewill-family/support-freewill/

The Freewill Shakespeare Festival is produced by Free Will Players in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Free Will Players was formed in 1989 by a group of actors in a truly co-operative, pass-the-hat spirit with the mandate to produce the works of William Shakespeare. The plays are performed at Hawrelak Park, in the 1100 seat, canopy covered, Heritage Amphitheatre. The company has attracted over 250,000 people to 39 main-stage productions.

These large numbers are a reflection of the high quality of production and the very affordable ticket prices, that range from the 9 pay-what-you-will performances, to free for children twelve and under, to, discounts for seniors and students, to the economical season pass.

The Festival employs 50 people at the height of summer. This includes actors, designers, stage managers, production managers, administrative assistants, publicist, technical director, site/volunteer coordinators, and a variety of other positions. 40% of the Players’ yearly budget goes to artists’ fees.

The Festival has wonderful group of over 180 Volunteers who put in over 2000 hours each summer.