Summer Shakespeare

All the world’s a stage

Summer Shakespeare Ghana is embodying this quote. The program, which will be inaugurated in June of 2012, encourages young people in Ghana to embrace the arts and to create using language and theater.

It will include a series of Shakespeare-themed, theater-related events for young people in Accra, and allow children to participate in acting workshops, poetry readings and performances.
 

 
There are two workshops planned. The acting workshop will allow the participants to adapt A Midsummer Night’s Dream to make it more Ghanaian and thus, more relevant to their experience of the workshop. The reading workshop focuses on Shakespeare’s sonnets and epic poems to allow participants an opportunity to engage in the performing arts.

The artistic director has been planning and consulting with the rest of the team for over two years in order to develop the Summer Shakespeare project. All of the hard work has paid off!

Meet The Team!

Founder and Artistic Director Elisabeth Sutherland remembers growing up in Ghana with little access to performance art programs both in and out of school.  A Theater major at De Pauw University in Indiana, USA, she has worked in arts education with theater-based programs for young people in Indiana, Seattle and New York.

Elisabeth S., Director of Summer Shakespeare Ghana

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Nana Akosua H., Program Coordinator for Summer Shakespeare Ghana

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Program Coordinator Nana Akosua Hanson is a final year student at the University of Ghana, Legon.  She works as a TV presenter and a freelance writer, and is associated with the University’s theater department.  With performance credits including a role in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, she will be one of the key teaching staff.
Nikaury Roman graduated from a performing arts high school in New York and currently studies at De Pauw University, Indiana, USA.  She brings to her role as a Development Associate and a member of the teaching staff, her rich background in arts education.

Nikaury R., Development Associate for Summer Shakespeare Ghana

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Donate!

Summer Shakespeare Ghana is committed to giving free access to the general population of youth in Accra.  Your donation helps to pay for necessities like scripts, costumes, props, production costs and personnel.

All donors will have access to special project updates and will be given a special “thank you” in the program for the final showcase. Donations of $100 or more will receive a DVD based on the acting workshop and other cool items such as show posters autographed by the cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

You can donate to Summer Shakespeare Ghana through our fiscal sponsor FJC.

Please remember to write Mmofra Foundation – Summer Shakespeare Ghana in the subject line!

You can also donate through the project’s crowd funding page.