for Deaf schools
Help us provide live Sign Language interpretations
on stage for Deaf audiences.
The Shakespeare Schools Festival South Africa (SSF SA) was initiated and coordinated by Educape, with the aim of providing an equal opportunity where there are no boundaries for participation and is a fantastic opportunity for youth seeking opportunities to explore their potential in a fun and developmental way.
The festival was established in the United Kingdom as additional education programme, aimed at improving language and social skills through the performing arts. Each year, the festival encourages schools to perform 30 minute versions of Shakespearean plays in their local professional theatres. The festival is in its fifth consecutive season and has reached over 1000 high school learners and educators in the Western Cape, Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal Provinces.
We would like to run the Shakespeare Reworked event which was a great success at Artscape in Cape Town, for Johannesburg-based Deaf schools St. Vincents and Transoranje schools. SSF SA will be hosted in Joburg Theatre from 9-12 September, and we would like to run a similar event on 11th of September for the Jhb based schools for Deaf to give this amazing opportunity to experience the thrill of live theatre while getting introduced to the wonders of Shakespeare’s plays.
We would like to appeal for your support to cover the cost of interpreters on the night, as well as flights and accommodation, as well as assistance to provide cover for 35 complimentary tickets, a contribution toward their snack on the night, as well as transport to and from the theatre.
Milestone 1 – R2 000
The Tipping Point
Set of 15 complimentary tickets for schools to attend the festival event, as well as fee for one Sign Language interpreter.
Milestone 2 – R3 000
Set of 25 complimentary tickets for schools to attend festival event, a Workshop facilitator fee will enable us to host introduction workshop for deaf learners prior to watching the productions.
This way learners will be get better understanding of the content of the plays and gain better overall experience of the festival.
Milestone 3 – R20 000
Set of 50 complimentary tickets for schools to attend the festival event, transport for schools to the theatre and back, snack for each learner, workshop facilitator fee, two Sign Language interpreter fees, flights and accommodation.