The Stratford Festival truly values the long-standing support of our U.S patrons through their memberships, gifts, volunteer work and ticket purchases every season. Discover more about our various U.S Member led initiatives and exclusive events throughout the 2019 season.
For over 30 years the Chicago Associates have supported the Festival through their volunteer efforts and fundraising to support the Chicago Fellow in the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre.
Some of the Chicago Fellows supported over the years by our Chicago Associates include:
- Mamie Zwettler 2017/2018
- Zlatomir Moldovanski 2016/2017
- Lanise Antoine Shelly 2015/2016
- Karack Osborn in 2014/2015
- E.B. Smith in 2011/2012
The future focus of the Chicago Associates will be on audience development and engagement. The Festival truly appreciates their assistance in reaching out to current and potential patrons in Chicago and environs and encouraging them to visit the Festival and take full advantage of its offerings. One of their key initiatives is the Stratford Festival HD screenings held in the spring and fall in the Chicago area.
The Chicago Associates welcome their fellow U.S. Patrons to The Crucible Opening Night Dinner on August 16, 2019 at the Festival Theatre in Stratford.
If you are a Member of the Stratford Festival and live in the state of Michigan, you automatically belong to the Michigan Members. The Michigan Members actively promote each Festival season through their Speakers Series, Stratford Festival HD screenings and various education initiatives throughout the state of Michigan. They also host the extremely popular Michigan Members Weekend in Stratford in June of each year.
The Michigan Residency
The Residency is an annual education outreach program bringing our artists to Michigan schools and universities with the goal of promoting Shakespeare and encouraging and nurturing an understanding and interest in classical theatre. The Residency is supported through the Michigan Education Outreach Fund. Established in 2007, the fund helps ensure the future of our educational outreach programs in Michigan.
For more information about our U.S. Member Groups, contact Christine Seip, Major Gifts and U.S. Patrons Manager at email@example.com or 1.800.561.1233 ext. 5630.