We greatly cherish the long-standing support of our U.S patrons through their memberships, gifts, volunteer work and ticket purchases every season. Discover more about our various U.S member led initiatives and exclusive events throughout the season.
Founded over 30 years ago by theatrical producer and arts patron, Hope Abelson, The Chicago Associates of the Stratford Festival (CASF) sends young, professional actors to attend our Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre, eventually returning to enrich Chicago’s
local theatre industry. The Associates also actively promote each season's playbill and manage events in Chicago and the US Members' Weekend in Stratford, ON in August.
Interested in learning more about The Chicago Associates of the Stratford Festival? Please contact our co-chairs -
Kelli Landes at 773-580-9628 or
Christina Breslow at 312-213-9506.
Some of the Chicago Fellows supported over the years by our Chicago Associates includes:
- Karack Osborn in 2014/2015
- E.B. Smith in 2012/2011
- Mealie Keller in 2008
- Christopher Prentice in 2009
All our patrons living in the state of Michigan automatically belong to the Michigan Members group. The Michigan Members group actively help promote each season and also contribute to numerous educational initiatives. The group also hosts the annual Michigan Members' Weekend in Stratford in June of each year.
The Michigan Residency
The Residency is an annual education outreach program bringing our artists to Michigan schools and universities with the goal of promoting Shakespeare and encouraging and nurturing an understanding and interest in classical theatre.The Residency is supported through the Michigan Education Outreach Fund.
Established in 2007, the fund helps ensure the future of our educational outreach programs in Michigan.