Usher Training, Hospitality Team Tech Week Needs & More June News

June Usher Training

UsherGroupUshers are encouraged to attend whether they have signed up or not. We’ll go over what’s new and provide training manuals.  The sign up book will be available and we’ll share information about Volunteer Local, the new online scheduling system!  Once the season begins, signing up will be online using this very user-friendly system! Training will be in the WSU Performing Arts Center lobby.  Park in the Minne or Main Street lot.  Bring a friend!
WSU Campus Map
~ Tuesday June 18, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
~ Thursday June 20, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
~ Monday June 24, Lead Usher Training 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
~ Wednesday July 10, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Questions? Contact Front of House Team Leader, Judy Rusert.

 Hospitality Team Volunteer Opportunities

There are still opportunities to bring food to GRSF company members during “Tech week” (continuing through June 23). Signing up is easy! View a list of needed items, ranging from an entree or salad to a    bag of chips or a loaf of bread, add you name, and select what Doodleyou would like to contribute.  The Cast and Crew are so appreciative of the delicious and nutritious meals during the time they can barely breathe let alone think about a healthy meal!! There will also be more hospitality needs during the apprentice/intern show late July. Contact Hospitality Co-team Leaders, Kris Blanchard or Terry Hawkings if you would like to receive the list of needed items.
(Graphic: Hospitality sign-up Doodle image)

HangingCallithump Quilt Raffle Tickets are now available!

The Friends of Will Quilt group has sewed the last stitch in this season’s beautiful queen-sized quilt! Raffle tickets are available for $5.00 at the GRSF office or from members of the Friends of Will Quilt group. Tickets will be available in the gift shop when Season 10 opens.  The quilt drawing will be at the July 30th Callithump. Quilter Mary Lee Eischen shared photos and a story about the quilt on her blog Breeze on My Skin.   Breeze on My Skin: Season 10 Great River Shakespeare Festival Quilt.
(Photo by Kathy Christenson)

Shakespeare for Young Designers

GRSF is starting Shakespeare for Young Designers (SYD), a new program which is a sister program to Shakespeare for Young Actors (SYA) and we need some supplies! One goal of SYD is to spark the imaginations of our students with materials that we provide and encourage them to look for creative ways to use them.  We are not asking anyone to purchase anything.  We want an eclectic collection of supplies. If anyone happens to have any of the following items lying around and would like to donate we would love it!

~ Balsa wood  ~~ Foam core ~~ Thread spools
~ Scissors ~~ Watercolor paper ~~ Paintbrushes
~ Unused art supplies (Markers, watercolors, colored pencils, etc.)supplies
~ Paper:  Construction /Scrapbook/Cardstock
~ Dollhouse furniture
~ Old magazines, newspapers, and other publications that students could find images and words to collage with.  These can be really anything – fashion, travel, home – old or new!

Drop off donations at the downtown office or contact Lauren Smith, Education Coordinator,  or call at 507.474.9379.

Will Reads: MacBeth, June 19

WillReads_AHiglIt was standing room only at the first Will Reads of the season when Dr. Andrew, WSU, led the discussion about King Henry V.  This was the best crowd ever for this unique GRSF education event! The final Season 10 Will Reads, is June 19th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Mugby Junction.  Mike Costello, English Dept., Cotter High School, will lead a discussion of MacBeth.  Will Reads is sponsored by the FOW Education Team.
Questions:  Contact Co-team Education Leaders, Ruth Charles or Michelle Kline.  (Photo by Kathy Christenson)

Save the Date!

~ June 28th ~ Concerts on the Green begin.
Visit the GRSF web site and calendar for updates on the exciting concert schedule!
~ June 28-30 ~ Will’s Opening Weekend.
~JULY 14 ~ FOW Recognition



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