Save Trinity Shakespeare Festival at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas

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TCU is cutting off the Trinity Shakespeare Festival's funding!

Here is the official statement from the TCU Office of Strategic Communications:

"Trinity Shakespeare Festival was created in 2009 and originally funded through a generous grant from the Vision in Action initiative at TCU. The university has been proud to provide performance and rehearsal spaces, scenic and costume studios and major underwriting for the festival these last 10 years. As TCU moves to a new stage of growth, we look forward to exploring new opportunities for future professional theatre festivals hosted on our campus."

We the undersigned do NOT want the funding from Trinity Shakespeare Festival cut and redirected toward "new opportunities for professional theatre festivals hosted on our campus." There are already many professional theatres in Fort Worth! TSF fulfills an urgent need in Fort Worth for quality, classical theatre productions.

If TSF is discontinued, that will leave North Texas with the professional Texas Shakespeare Festival in Kilgore and the professional Shakespeare Dallas. The only company left in Fort Worth will be the non-equity Stolen Shakespeare Guild, which doesn't exclusively perform Shakespeare.

And so, we the citizens of Fort Worth as well as lovers of Shakespeare everywhere touched by Trinity Shakes do urge and request the administration of TCU to reconsider this decision and KEEP SHAKESPEARE ALIVE IN FORT WORTH by prioritizing funding and by reaching out to interested donors. PLEASE do not kill this great thing!

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LET'S SAVE SHAKESPEARE!

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