Individual Giving

2015 Playwright’s Circle Member and Prospero Society Events


Playwright’s Circle Friday Chats

Festival staff members share how their work behind the scenes contributes to our season. 
PWC Lounge, Festival Theatre from 11 a.m. to noon

July 10 – “Enriching and enhancing the work of Teachers and Students” with Edward Daranyi,
                Resident Teaching Artist

July 17 – “Transforming Our Actors” with Gerry Altenburg, Head of Wigs and Makeup
July 24 – “Lighting up the Thrust Stage” with Alec Cooper, Head Electrician, Festival Theatre
August 7 – “The Design Process” with Mary-Jo Carter Dodd, Costume Design Coordinator
August 14 – “Unlocking the Vaults” with Liza Giffen, Archives Director
August 21 – “Mixing and Sound Effects” with Michael Duncan, Sound Board Operator
August 28 – “Taking care of the Von Trapp children” with Sandy Davis, Child Minder
September 11 – “Backstage Operations of the Festival Theatre” with Simon Marsden, Director of Production
September 18 – “A look at New Play Development” with Bob White, Director of New Plays

No charge but registration recommended.
Please contact Sharon Butler, Playwright’s Circle Manager
1.800.561.1233 Ext 5635 or by email at


Playwright’s Circle Opening Night Dinners
Gold Stage Members and above are invited to enjoy intimate dinners with senior staff and members of the artistic company. Celebrate the 2015 openings in style!  Dinner, including wine: $125 plus tax.

The Physicists
Paul D. Fleck Marquee, Festival Theatre
Wednesday, May 27, from 5 to 7:15 p.m.

The Alchemist - SOLD OUT
Pazzo Taverna, 70 Ontario Street
Saturday, August 15, from 5 to 7:15 p.m.

PWC Director’s Day
Paul D. Fleck Marquee, Festival Theatre
Saturday, July 25, 10:30 a.m.

Scott Wentworth discusses his production of The Adventures of Pericles. Selected
members of our artistic and acting company will join us for dinner.
Lunch and dinner, including wine: $125 plus tax (theatre ticket not included).


Step Right Up!
Chalmers Lounge, Avon Theatre
Friday May 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate opening week by joining senior staff and selected members of the company for drinks and a Carousel-themed strolling cold buffet prior to the opening of Carousel. (Members of the Prospero Society and PWC Gold Members and above are invited). $50 plus tax.

From Script to Stage
Stratford Festival Archives, 350 Douro Street
Thursday, August 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

In an interactive panel discussion, Festival Archivist Dr. Liza Giffen, Head of Props Dona Hrabluk and members of the artistic team explore the importance of the Archives in the creative process.  Buffet lunch including wine, $60 plus tax. (Associate and Sustainer Members also invited to attend.)

Brunch with Antoni and Anita
Paul D. Fleck Marquee, Festival Theatre
Sunday, September 20, from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

In an intimate conversation, Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino and Executive Director Anita Gaffney reflect on 2015 and share exciting details about our 2016 season.  Brunch, including wine: $60 plus tax.

To order tickets for these events, call 519.273.1600 or 1.800.567.1600 or visit All prices are per person. Theatre tickets sold separately.

Playwright’s Circle:
Sharon Butler,
PWC Manager
519.271.4040, ext. 5635, or

Prospero Society:
Kathryn McKie,
Planned Giving Manager
519.271.4040, ext. 5640, or