Your sponsorship is a tax deductible donation that will help keep this beloved community event alive and provide free arts education to hundreds of local students attending the Bard-a-thon school readings. Sponsors can donate in their name, business name, family name, in honor of a loved one or anonymously; pretty much anyway you want to be (or not to be) recognized. All sponsors of any type are invited to our Bard-a-thon Bash on Friday, April 18.
There are three types of Sponsors:
When you donate $50, you can pick from our list of famous soliloquies. Join us for that reading and you’re the star for that scene! You can find the list of scenes here.
When you donate $200, you can sponsor any of the plays at the event. Your name will appear on the Bard-a-thon Tree located in the event lobby and we’ll give a fitting hurrah to honor you at the start of your play.
Donate any amount of your choosing and become a Bard-a-thon Backer.
If you’d like to be a Sponsor and pay by cash, check or over the phone, please call 907-457-7638.
Download a PDF version of the schedule here.
Bard-a-thon is our 8 day celebration of all of Shakespeare’s works. The community reads plays and sonnets 24 hours a day until we’ve read them all! It’s about 8 days of solid Shakespeare.
Volunteers facilitate each show around the clock. They assign roles and keep the plays moving. People from all over the Fairbanks area come to the event and read at all hours of the day and night. We have a speaker phone and get callers joining us from all over the world. Microphones are spread around the room and all the reads are broadcast on streaming audio over the internet. School groups come in during the weekdays for special educational sessions.
The first Bard-a-thon was in 1999 at the Fairbanks Masonic Temple. Since then, FST Artistic Director, Bruce Rogers, has start another annual Bard-a-thon in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. It’s not hard to start up a Bard-a-thon; all you need are some Riversides and some bodies!