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Seoul Shakespeare Company launches fundraiser

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By John Redmond

Cast members of Seoul Shakespeare Company rehearse for the upcoming production of
Cast members of Seoul Shakespeare Company rehearse for the upcoming production of "The Winter's Tale." / Courtesy of SSC
The Seoul Shakespeare Company (SSC) launched its Indiegogo fundraising campaign last month for the company's upcoming production of "The Winter's Tale."

The group has until March 15 to raise the funds for its second theater payment.

"We are currently in rehearsal to bring this work to Korea's theater district, and we need the support of people to help us achieve this goal," a press release said.

"By contributing to this production, you will help bring the brilliance of Shakespeare to diverse audiences in Korea. In addition, you will be supporting a diverse artistic community in Seoul and allowing us to continue to create theatrical art in Korea's international community."

"The Winter's Tale," one of Shakespeare's most mature and beautiful works, brings audiences on a fable-like journey, exploring the themes of jealousy, tyranny, repentance, reconciliation and ultimately forgiveness.

Formed in 2010, SSC is an all-volunteer theater company that brings Shakespeare's works to Seoul audiences in English, with Korean subtitles.

SSC typically produces one major show per year in Seoul's theater district of Daehangno, with smaller fundraising events throughout the year as well as acting workshops that are open to the community.

"By being an all-volunteer company, we are able to allow people of all nationalities to participate freely in the creation of theater. At the same time, we aim to put on productions that are professional in quality, so that we are worth the time and effort of people who are serious about a career in the theater. Some of our past company members are now pursuing professional careers in theater in other countries, and one of our core purposes is to provide an opportunity for English-speaking theater people living in Korea to continue to develop their craft, while also contributing positively to Korean society," the group said.

The goal of this fundraising campaign is to raise the $5,000 needed in order to make the second payment on a theater space.

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To contribute, visit and search for Seoul Shakespeare Company.


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