our first newsletter of 2024!
season begins in April this year and will launch with Witness for the Prosecution at the Royal George. Shaw staff and
creative teams are well underway preparing for the season and Guild Volunteers
have also been busy!
Garden Art Project begins this month and includes a group of Volunteers working
with Shaw designer Judith Bowden and the Education Department to create an art
installation for the Gallery space behind the Royal George Theatre. Our theme
is “Secret Garden” and a test workshop was held February 16th with Judith,
where we learned techniques for creating art using flowers and other plant
materials. Future workshops will be available to interested volunteers.
volunteers who were involved in the 2023 relaxed performances attended an Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL)
workshop. The workshop was organized by Education and led by Tim Czaban from
Donor Support. (Tim learned ASL as an
adult as he has a family member who is deaf.) The group will hone their skills with
online courses, and meet regularly to practice their signing skills. As the
Shaw becomes even more inclusive, and develops future programs for hearing
impaired patrons, this core team will be on hand to assist as they learn ASL.
newsletter includes a list of our upcoming Guild Volunteer Events this season. Mark
your calendars and I hope to see many of you at our visit to the
Scene Shop on March 24th. Notification of sign-up in MVP for all events will be
included in future communications.
news, The Lake Report, is organizing
a photo shoot on International Women’s Day. On Monday, March 4th at 10 am, a
mass photo will be taken to celebrate the women in Niagara. If you can attend,
RSVP to Kevin MacLean at email@example.com
so they know how many people to expect.
there was an article in the St.
Catharines Standard about the Shaw Festival, with a link to a recent speech
Tim Jennings made to the Niagara Region
Planning and Economic Development Committee. Tim’s speech
is worth reading as it reinforces the importance of the Shaw Festival in our
community – as an economic driver in the region, and as a place where we can
connect and enjoy excellent art. As we get ready to launch our 62nd season at
the Shaw, we can be very proud of our work as volunteers, and the theatre we
Mary Mizen, Shaw Guild President
Feel free to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org