Keep Shakespeare in San Quentin Alive!

We lost our funding! We have provided Shakespeare in prison for 19 years. For the past eight years, our funding was provided through grants from the California Arts Council. Sadly, we have lost funding through this current grant cycle, threatening programming that serves hundreds of individuals incarcerated at San Quentin and Solano state prisons.

We want to keep this nineteen-year program that has benefitted so many alive. But we cannot do that without the public's support.

We offer Drama Therapy inspired programs that give participants opportunities for Shakespeare Study and Performance. Exercises foster self-reflection, self-expression, cooperation, compassion, and goal-setting. We practice being human together. Shakespeare offers many opportunities to explore human motivation, interpersonal interactions, and deep thinking about the human condition.

Funds raised will cover:
  • Teaching artist salaries.
  • Program administration.
  • Mileage reimbursement (these prisons are far!).
  • Program supplies (printed scripts, costumes...).
  • Videography, so we can continue to share videos of performances with participants' families and the public.

You can see the wonderful work of participants here: Marin Shakespeare YouTube Channel




Your donation ensures that those most forgotten retain access to joyous rehabilitative programming that inspires positive change.

Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much.
For more information about Marin Shakespeare Company, visit Marin Shakespeare Company.



  • Ben Chao 
    • $100 
    • 18 hrs
  • Qian Wang 
    • $100 
    • 1 d
  • Karin Wandrei 
    • $100 
    • 12 d
  • Linda Vallee 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Bruce Berkowitz 
    • $20 
    • 1 mo
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Fundraising team: Our Fundraising Team! (4)

Joseph Pagaduan 
Organizer
Raised $100 from 1 donation
Hayward, CA
Marin Shakespeare Company 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
Alejandra Wahl 
Team member
Raised $320 from 7 donations
Lesley Currier 
Team member
Raised $150 from 2 donations
Abbey Campbell 
Team member

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