Support Young Shakespeare Players East

The Young Shakespeare Players (YSP) East is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with no paid staff and no overhead. Tuition and donations to the company go directly to productions costs: stage rental insurance, costumes, props, make-up, sets, and a modest director’s stipend. Any additional funds collected go toward scholarships for actors.

YSP East is committed to the principle that no child should be excluded from participation because of the costs of tuition. The program offers scholarships to all families in need (currently 50% of participating families) and performances a are always free–making YSP East one of the most accessible youth programs in the region.

Your tax-deductible gift to the Young Shakespeare Players (YSP) East helps support productions, the generous scholarship program, and enables YSP East to keep all performances free to the public.

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YSP East deeply appreciates and thanks you for your support.

Who Benefits From Your Generous Support?

  • Children—YSP East’s  non-competitive, collaborative, and peer directed environment is an optimal place for young people to learn and flourish.  YSP East’s emphasis on authenticity, understanding and performance creates the ideal environment for young minds to meet new challenges and grow.
  • Parents and Caregivers—YSP East offers a safe, supportive, and nurturing community for children. The program exposes children to great language, literature, theater, and art. YSP East bolsters children’s self-confidence and provides a strong and supportive community for the entire family.
  • Schools—YSP East provides a solid foundation for learning to both traditionally and alternatively schooled children including public, private, and homeschool students. It is an ideal enrichment program that improves a multitude of skills in young people—academic, emotional and social—and ignites a lifelong curiosity and love for learning. YSP East offers FREE performances for schools. For all these reasons and more, teachers and parents love YSP East!
  • The Community—YSP East offers free, high quality entertainment in a professional theater, and welcomes children and audiences from all over Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire.At YSP East young people grow into critical and creative thinkers while developing confidence, and exceptional communication skills. Participants learn the value of hard work, focus, and determination as they work together.An audience member at a 2012 YSP East performance expressed it best when she said “these kids give me hope for the future!”

    Make a gift online via Paypal following the link below or send a check to:
    YSP East, PO BOX 469, Turners Falls, MA 01376

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Thank you!