The Tennessee Arts Commission has generous funds available to help you bring Tennessee Shakespeare Company to your classroom, or bring your students to us!  Click HERE to view Tennessee Arts Commision's Preferred Artist Roster page for TSC.

Some grants you can apply for and what they may be used to fund include:

  • Student Ticket Subsidy Grant:  Covers the cost of admission to our Student Matinees or Schools Tour, when the performance is combined with a Playshop or Residency; 
  • The Arts Appreciation Grant provides up to $1,000 for one-day interactive Playshops and In-School Residencies fewer than five days (including Artist fees, in-state travel and lodging, course materials, teacher training, and marketing expenses);
  • The Arts Curriculum Grant provides up to $6,000 per year per school for Tennessee Shakespeare Company’s In-School Residency experiences five days or longer. 

 

Click HERE to apply for Tennessee Arts Commission’s Student Ticket Subsidy Grant.

Click HERE for helpful guidelines on applying.

             

Click HERE to apply for Arts Appreciation and Arts Curriculum Grants.

Clikc HERE for helpful guidelines on applying.

            

WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU!  

Click HERE for Tennessee Arts Commission's Grant Writing Resources and Support.   

You can also contact TSC's Development Manager, Ashley Trevathan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further assistance.  Tennessee Arts Commission also has staff available to assist you, and we are happy to put you in touch with them!    

  

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Fifth Annual Valentine's Gala       

The Music of the Night: A Celebration in Song with Broadway's Longest-Running Phantom Howard McGillin 

February 14, 2014 at 6:00pm

GPAC/Duncan-Williams Performance Hall

Actor Howard McGillin, Broadway’s longest-running Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, headlines Tennessee Shakespeare Company’s Fifth Annual Valentine’s Gala on February 14, 2014, at Germantown Performing Arts Center.

Mr. McGillin’s hour-long show to benefit TSC’s Education Program will feature his Broadway songbook and stories from his fabled 30-year career.

Platinum, Gold, and Silver seating packages (with tiered benefits) for 10 guests are now available by calling TSC’s Development Office today at 901-759-0620.

Preferred seating is available in the order in which calls are received. Single tickets, if available, will go on sale in January.

The evening, which is expected to sell out, also includes a lavish buffet dinner, an exclusive opportunity to win a trip to Cumberland Island, Georgia, for only $25, TSC’s singular live auction, and a fun new silent auction of 30 Celebrity Wine & Spirits baskets.

Howard McGillin is a two-time Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominee for originating the role of John Jasper in The Mystery of Edwin Drood and for his portrayal of Billy Crocker in the Broadway revival of Cole Porter’sAnything Goes. He starred in the award-winning West End revival of Mack & Mabel and sings on the cast album recording. He also received critical acclaim for his work as Molina in the Kander and Ebb musical Kiss of the Spider Woman, for originating a leading role in the world premiere of Stephen Sondheim's Bounce, for Kodaly inShe Loves Me, Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden, and Captain Hook in the national tour of Peter Pan. Mr. McGillin has been featured in the Encores! production of the Ziegfeld Follies of 1936. He also has performed in many concerts in the United States and abroad, including Sondheim's Follies that was released on DVD.

 

Choose from these Tiered Options of 10-seat Packages

 

PLATINUM TITLE SPONSOR ($5,000)

Benefits:

Name recognition on Poster;

Best seats in the house;

Invitation to private catered dinner party with the Guest Artist on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

Plus all items listed with Gold Sponsorship, below.

GOLD SPONSOR ($2,500)

Benefits:

Name recognition on Invitation;

Preferential seating in theatre;

Complimentary Champagne and Dessert in the Green Room during post-show reception with Guest Artist. Complimentary photo opportunity with Guest Artist;

Receive an exclusive gift with option for autograph: wine chill/picnic bag with two bottles of specially labeled TSC wine.

Plus all items listed with Silver Sponsorship, below.

 

SILVER SPONSOR ($1,500)

Benefits:

Lavish Dinner Buffet;

Dessert Reception;

Name recognition in Playbill;

10 tickets to the event;

Preferential seating in theatre behind Gold Sponsors;

Access to open bar.

 

An Exciting Evening of Wine, Spirits, and Frenzy!

 

This year’s Gala will be SWIFTER than ever.

We will feature a condensed Silent Auction, featuring 30 celebrity gift baskets and other exclusive items, allowing you more time for perusal and bidding.

We will locate ten special Shakespeare Surprise Dolls within GPAC to be sold on a first-come/first-found basis at prices varying from $100 to $1,000, each bearing a scroll that will reveal a secret prize package and guaranteed to have a minimum fair market value of what is paid for the doll. You get to keep the doll, too!

Discover our new, one-night-only Drawing with a limited number of $25 tickets available: only 400 for our 500+ guests. The prize is an “Island Picnic Getaway,” which includes a one-week stay for up to 8 people on Cumberland Island, GA, the largest of the Georgia barrier islands.

We will present an abbreviated Live Auction, including some dream dates, Dan McCleary and his one-of-a-kind shaken Martinis, and a "Frenzy" to get your heart really pumping. Imagine gift certificates to your favorite restaurants auctioned off at full value to the first, raised bid card. Your arm has never moved so fast!

 


Bring your students
Unto the Breach with TSC's
Mid-South Schools Tour!


Shake(s), Rattle, & Roll

It's hip.  It's cool.  It's an adventure with the original SOUL MAN!  Students will discover chart-topping, toe-tapping, feet-stomping, got-to-jump-out-of-your-seat-and-move-with-it SHAKESPEARE – direct from Memphis!  Resident actors Slade Kyle and Cara McHugh play with breathtaking dexterity through a whirlwind of scenes and soliloquies sure to make students want to SHOUT!

DATES:           September 30, 2013 – May 9, 2014
VENUE:           In YOUR School!  Touring Tennessee, across the Mid-South, and throughout the Southeast. 

Recommended for intimate audience of up to 100, School Tours book for a flat rate of $450. For groups larger than 100, TSC recommends booking multiple shows.  Mulitple shows can be booked on the same day or on different days, whatever is most convenient.  Teachers and chaperones are admitted FREE and do not count toward the 100 audience members.  The show runs 45-minutes, with a post-show actor talk back.

Please note:  Travel costs may apply.

Performance Space:  This production requires a space AT LEAST 12' x 12' (or a 12' diameter).  No stage or elevation is required, so we can play in a variety of spaces.

Material is suitable for all ages.   

 

What students and teachers are saying about TSC's School Tours:

What an awesome experience. I got so much feedback from students and teachers that it was 'the highlight of the year.'
- Michele Sabatier, teacher, St. Joseph School, Greenville, MS
Moving, authentic performances! The quality of the productions is unmatched in this area. My students will never claim Shakespeare is irrelevant again!!
- April Murphy, teacher, Collierville Connection Homeschool Group
I didn't have to find chaperones. I didn't have to order buses or lunches. It was the most convenient, perfect 'field trip' for the kids and me. TSC is gracious, pleasant and perfectly Shakespearean.
- Abby Cardwell, teacher, Snowden School

Romeo and Juliet 2012 Schools Tour

TSC's Romeo and Juliet 2012 Schools Tour
Pictured (left to right): Wolfe Coleman, Michael Khanlarian, Slade Kyle, and Matthew Crewse

For more information or to book your school,
please contact Education Manager Slade Kyle at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (901) 759-0620

For Ticket Subsidy and State Funding, please visit: http://tac.roster.ercsystems.com/TSC

Reduced pricing is made possible in part by TSC's Barbara B. Apperson Angel Fund.

PLEASE NOTE: Titles and dates are subject to change. 

 

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"I have touched the highest point of all my greatness"
- King Henry VIII

For serious actors 18-27, this two-week intensive training opportunity will bring you into the world of Tennessee Shakespeare Company’s classical playing of Shakespeare. TSC actor-teachers lead you through a rigorous process that will help you build upon essential acting techniques while taking personal ownership of Shakespeare’s text.  Develop your craft through sessions in Scene Play, Text Work, Soliloquy, Stage Combat, and Elizabethan Movement & Dance.  Explore the Elizabethan tradition of “found spaces” for theatrical expression and the challenge and fun of working with Shakespeare’s language in a variety of environments, both inside and out. All work is performance-based, culminating in a community performance for friends and family.

Age for participants: 18-27.

Dates: July 7 - 18, 2014

Perfect attendance is required. Admission is limited to 16 participants. Housing must be personally arranged and is not the responsibility of TSC.

Cost: $500.

What our Young Company had to say about the experience:

It's two weeks of getting to know your self through Shakespeare. It's finding your strengths and building them. It's finding your weakness and making it your strength. It's having fun with people who are passionate about their craft. It's heart-work.
- Edna Dinwiddie, 22 years old
The attention that every actor received was perfect. Each of us was challenged at our current level and received what we needed most.
- Jason Gerhard, 23 years old
The most beneficial acting experience of my life; I have gained more in two weeks than I have in 3 years in college.
- Adam Maldanado, 21 years old

Click the image below to watch a slideshow of the inaugural Young Company

Pictured (left to right): Edna Dinwiddie and Lena Wallace

For more information about Young Company,
please contact Education Manager Slade Kyle at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
or 901-759-0604