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East Hills Girls Technology High School Š Monique Johnstone

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Bell 2017 Shakespeare Impact Report

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TEACHERS MENTORED THROUGH THE REGIONAL TEACHER MENTORSHIP

SCHOOLS EXPERIENCED A BELL SHAKESPEARE PROGRAM OR PERFORMANCE JOHN BELL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS FROM REGIONAL AREAS OF AUSTRALIA

PERFORMANCES DELIVERED IN THEATRES AND SCHOOLS ACROSS AUSTRALIA

ARTS EDUCATORS EMPLOYED ACROSS THE YEAR

STUDENTS WATCHED OUR FIRST EVER LIVE-STREAMED PRODUCTION FOR SCHOOLS

STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN OUR INAUGURAL WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM


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FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER

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Measurable results and inspiring stories. Thanks to the support of individuals, organisations and Government, we were once again able to deliver our education and outreach programs far and wide in 2017. We have documented and celebrated these activities in this new annual publication, our Impact Report. This report details the direct and positive changes that students, teachers and individuals have experienced thanks to their involvement with our programs. Last year was another incredibly strong year for the Company as we delivered In-School Performances and Artist in Residence programs, the John Bell Scholarship and our Juvenile Justice program, to name but a few of our activities. We are thrilled to have reached a total of 82,775 students, teachers and community members across every state and territory. In the following pages, we delve into this number and its impact. Thank you for sharing our vision that Shakespeare is for everyone, everywhere. We hope you feel as proud as we do of the profound impact we have achieved together. We hope to see you in a theatre or school auditorium during the year ahead.

Gill Perkins General Manager


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FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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Our bold vision for the future. We are thrilled that these education and community outreach opportunities will continue to expand when we move into our new administrative and creative engine room at Pier 2/3 in Sydney’s Walsh Bay. Here, we will open a space dedicated to learning and outreach activity, which will allow us to welcome and engage schools and community groups from across Australia both on-site and via digital means. To achieve this bold vision for our future, we are in the midst of a Capital Campaign, Infinite Space, named after a line spoken by Hamlet: “I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space…” I encourage you to get in touch with us should you like to learn more about how you can contribute and help us connect with more students, teachers and community members.

Peter Evans Artistic Director


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IN-SCHOOL PERFORMANCES

Productions that make Shakespeare engaging, accessible and fun.

2017 HIGHLIGHTS

We were delighted to tour four new and original plays: The Wonderful World of Will, Shakespeare Is Dead, Macbeth: The Rehearsal, and Romeo and Juliet: Rewind, written by our Head of Education, Joanna Erskine.

IMPACT

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Our suite of original, 50-minute plays have an enormous impact in schools across Australia. Our two professional teams of touring actors, The Players, bring energetic, high-quality performances to both primary and secondary students, many of whom are experiencing their first ever live performance in their own school hall.

Of teachers said our In-School Performance program made Shakespeare more accessible for students.

99 Of teachers would recommend In-School Performances to other schools.

95 Of teachers said that the program provided their students with an experience of Shakespeare and/or live performance that they otherwise may not have had.

82 Image below & right: The Players © Clare Hawley

Of teachers said that the program improved students’ understanding of the language and themes of the plays.

SUPPORTED BY OUR NATIONAL SCHOOLS PARTNER, FOXTEL.

EXACTLY WHAT MY STUDENTS NEEDED TO BE ABLE TO MAKE A MEANINGFUL, RELATABLE CONNECTION WITH SHAKESPEARE. Mat Knights, Teacher, Mt Clear College, VIC


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OUR REACH

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STUDENTS Of a total of 52,659 students, 8,555 attended a performance that was made possible thanks to private support.

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PERFORMANCES Of a total of 401 performances, 70 were made possible thanks to private support.

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IT BLEW ME AWAY. OUR STUDENTS REALLY CONNECTED WITH THE CAST AND THE STORY. Danielle Tulak, Teacher, Allendale East Area School, SA

401 PERFORMANCES TO 52,659 STUDENTS.


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STUDENT MASTERCLASSES

In-depth learning and creative inspiration for students.

2017 HIGHLIGHTS

We launched an innovative new masterclass series for secondary schools named Activated Shakespeare, a part-performance, part-workshop program covering critical analysis, literary techniques and thematic discussion. Key scenes and soliloquies are performed by actors, with students taking over the role of director. In our first year of the program, 2,033 students across NSW participated in a workshop.

Image below: Gladstone State High School (photographer unknown). Image right: Artist In Residence © Clare Hawley

From getting reluctant students up on their feet and actively engaging with a text, to providing new perspectives on Shakespeare’s works, our Student Masterclasses give students a real advantage in their studies and a boost in their confidence.

Student Masterclasses typically take place within the school environment requiring our Arts Educators to travel significant distances. However, last year we welcomed two regional schools into our rehearsal room in Sydney with Mackay State High School travelling from QLD for two Student Masterclasses, and Broken Hill High School travelling from Far West NSW for their Romeo and Juliet masterclass experience.

THIS IS A GREAT WAY FOR STUDENTS TO INTERACT WITH THE TEXT. IT PROVIDES THEM WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE SHAKESPEARE NOT ONLY AS SOMETHING TO BE STUDIED BUT SOMETHING TO INTERACT WITH AND LEARN FROM AND APPLY THEIR OWN EXPERIENCE TO. Elizabeth Hogan, Teacher, Normanhurst Boys High School, NSW


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OUR REACH

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STUDENTS Of a total of 4,686 students, 259 participated in a Student Masterclass made possible thanks to private support.

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MASTERCLASSES Of a total of 121 workshops, 8 were made possible thanks to private support.

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FEEDBACK FROM MY STUDENTS INCLUDED “AWESOME”, “SO MUCH FUN”, “I GET IT NOW” AND “CAN WE DO THIS AGAIN?”. Jodi Kerslake, Teacher, Treetops Montessori School, WA

121 MASTERCLASSES WITH 4,686 STUDENTS.


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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

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A creative journey for the whole school community. Our Artist In Residence program sees Arts Educators taking up residence in a school for anywhere between one to several weeks at a time, to deepen students’ understanding of, and engagement with, Shakespeare’s works. Our residencies allow school communities to go on a journey through one or more of Shakespeare’s plays, providing not only inspiration, but a range of dynamic, practical teaching and learning strategies to ensure ongoing engagement.

2017 HIGHLIGHTS

Image below: Auburn Girls High School (photographer unknown). Image right: Artist In Residence © Clare Hawley

Thanks to the support of the Bill & Patricia Ritchie Foundation, we delivered our Artist In Residence program at Yipirinya School for the fifth consecutive year. Yipirinya School is an Indigenous school catering for approximately 140 students sitting just outside the town centre of Alice Springs. Arts Educators Huw McKinnon and Abbie-lee Lewis spent two weeks at the school working with students across primary and secondary classes. Their focus was on Macbeth, with students performing a showcase at the end of the two weeks – a feat teachers said they could not have imagined four years ago. Primary students took particular joy in learning “double, double, toil and trouble” and chanting it at the top of their lungs.

BELL SHAKESPEARE HAVE INSPIRED US TO EXPECT EVERYTHING, AIM HIGH AND STEP OUTSIDE THE BOX. IT IS SO EXCITING TO BE INVOLVED IN ALLOWING OUR STUDENTS TO SEE THE WORLD THROUGH THE EYES OF SHAKESPEARE. Alison Kerimofski, Teacher, Geographe Education Support Centre, WA


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OUR REACH

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STUDENTS Of a total of 2,706 students, 573 were participating in residencies that were made possible thanks to private support.

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RESIDENCIES Of a total of 19 residencies, 8 were made possible thanks to private support.

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THE RESPECT FOR EACH OTHER GREW, THEIR INDIVIDUAL FRIENDSHIPS HAVE BEEN REAFFIRMED AND MORE STUDENTS NOW COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER THAN BEFORE. Sharmon Allen, Teacher, Yipirinya School, NT

19 RESIDENCIES WITH 2,706 STUDENTS.


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JUVENILE JUSTICE

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Supporting young people in detention. Our Juvenile Justice program is an intensive, specialised workshop program that uses Shakespeare as a powerful vehicle to improve the confidence, adaptability and cognitive skills of young people in Juvenile Justice Centres. In this program our Arts Educators lead workshops that transport young offenders into the world of the story and help them to see relationships, actions and consequences from the perspectives of the different characters. It also encourages them to form their own opinions and consider their own lives through the lens of Shakespeare’s plays. Often our workshops culminate in a performance for centre detainees, staff, friends and family of the participants.

2017 HIGHLIGHTS

In November, our staff joined the audience at Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre for a dynamic adaptation of Macbeth, while participants at Reiby Juvenile Justice Centre performed an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet as part of the centre’s Christmas celebrations. Another 2017 highlight was the release of the documentary Kings of Baxter by Grumpy Sailor Productions. The film follows the challenges and triumphs of our Arts Educators and the participants in our long-term program at Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre. The film won Best Documentary (Jury Prize) and the Audience Award at the 2017 Antenna Film Festival. Following five successful years presenting the program in New South Wales, we were able to extend the program into Victoria thanks to the generous support of the Scully Fund.

FROM AN ARTS EDUCATOR Huw McKinnon, Arts Educator, Bell Shakespeare

“Learning about Shakespeare’s plays and meeting these characters is invaluable to the boys at Baxter. They discover that their experience is not isolated; they are not alone in having made terrible decisions. Some of the most revered characters in literary history have walked, and often fallen, from the same moral tightrope they are attempting to navigate. When the boys start to reflect upon the actions and motivations of Macbeth they suddenly see their own actions in a new light. Not only do they begin to reassess their opinions about individual responsibility and accountability, but they begin to see that a human being cannot be defined by his actions. To cast Macbeth as purely villainous diminishes the brilliance of Shakespeare’s creativity. Just as casting these boys as exclusively bad, while convenient for the rest of us, completely destroys any sense of their complexity as human beings.”


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OUR REACH

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This program was made possible thanks to private support.

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CENTRES Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre, Kariong, NSW Melbourne Youth Justice Centre, Parkville, VIC Reiby Juvenile Justice Centre, Airds, NSW

We would like to give special thanks to the following foundations for their support: BILL & PATRICIA RITCHIE FOUNDATION THE NEILSON FOUNDATION SCULLY FUND

FROM A TEACHER Brigitte Rogan, Lead Teacher, Strategy and Student Services, Parkville College, VIC

Image above: Production still from Kings of Baxter produced by Grumpy Sailor Productions

“The workshops really took students into a space that challenged them. It made the teachers reflect on the structures we currently use to support student learning, and how these could be expanded to support the development of cooperative social skills. There are two students in particular for whom these workshops were a catalyst for increased engagement in school. Both had an opportunity to demonstrate strengths that they might not ordinarily call upon in class, and as a result their confidence increased.”

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Bell 2017 Shakespeare Impact Report

We celebrated five years of delivering our Artist In Residence program at Yipirinya School for indigenous students in Alice Springs. Students in Broome watched our live-streamed performance of Macbeth at Sydney Opera House.

We delivered our Juvenile Justice program in Victoria for the first time.

Student Courtney Keenan from Scullin joined us for a week of Work Experience at Bell Shakespeare Head Office in Sydney.

Our Arts Educators ran a one-week full-time Artist In Residence program focusing on Romeo and Juliet at Broken Hill High School.

The Players delivered an entire week of funded In-School Performances to regional Queensland schools thanks to our Sharing Shakespeare supporters. Primary students at Ravenswood Heights Primary School received an Immersive Student Workshop in their classroom, delivered by Macbeth himself! Teachers from Kangaroo Inn and Waikerie were flown to Sydney for an intensive weekend of training as recipients of the Regional Teacher Mentorship.

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JOHN BELL SCHOLARSHIP

Giving talented young people unprecedented access to our Company.

2017 HIGHLIGHTS

Our talented scholarship recipients were invited into the Richard 3 rehearsal room where they gained invaluable insights into the professional rehearsal process. After a “monologue intensive” with our founder John Bell, the recipients performed their monologues for an audience including their families, Richard 3 cast and creatives, and Bell Shakespeare staff.

RECIPIENTS

Nikhil Singh, Bray Park, QLD Evelina Singh, Robina, QLD Joel Loum Okumu, Lambton, NSW

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

One of our 2017 recipients, Nikhil is about to start his second year in a Bachelor of Fine Arts Majoring in Acting at Queensland University of Technology. He recently received his first professional acting role with Queensland Theatre and will be working with them on their high school engagement program, The Scene Project, later in 2018.

Image below: Joel Loum Okuma, Evelina Singh, Nikhil Singh © Clare Hawley

The John Bell Scholarship gives over 100 16-18 year olds from regional and remote Australia the opportunity to participate in an Audition Masterclass with one of our Arts Educators. Three are then selected for a week of intensive mentoring and training in Sydney with our artistic team.

THIS WEEK HAS BEEN, BAR NONE, THE GREATEST OF MY LIFE. Nikhil Singh, Bray Park, QLD


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WORK EXPERIENCE

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Learning pathways for young people. Our Work Experience program, introduced in 2017, brought together 12 outstanding Year 10 students from all over Australia for a work experience week like no other. Immersed in the work of each department, then invited to share their own vision for the Company, these young people learned about what it takes to run a major theatre company, and in turn, gave the Company plenty to think about too! At the end of the week, the students presented their concepts for future artistic programming, marketing, education and fundraising, impressing Bell Shakespeare staff with their ideas and receiving feedback from Artistic Director Peter Evans and various Heads of Department.

RECIPIENTS

Image below: Work Experience Students © Clare Hawley

Maria Alkhouri, Armidale, NSW Caitlin Baker, Jerrabomberra, NSW Brad Chapman, Fine Flower, NSW Lewis Defina, Maroubra, NSW Amelia Farrell, Hornsby, NSW Sabine Jorgensen, Albury, NSW Courtney Keenan, Scullin, ACT Liam Olorenshaw, Ashgrove, QLD Ruby Risson, Horsham, VIC Callista Sheridan, Dundee, NSW Saskia Smith, Port Macquarie, NSW Mabel Windred-Wornes, Northcote, VIC

THE WEEK MADE ME REALISE THAT THERE ARE MANY ROLES WITHIN THEATRE THAT I WOULD LOVE TO EXPLORE! IT WAS WONDERFUL TO MEET SO MANY PEOPLE PASSIONATE ABOUT THEATRE AND SHAKESPEARE, AND I REALISED THE IMPORTANCE OF CREATING ART THAT IS MEANINGFUL FOR PEOPLE. Mabel Windred-Wornes, Work Experience student from Collingwood College, VIC


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REGIONAL TEACHER MENTORSHIP

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Powerful professional development for teachers across Australia. This year-long professional development program for 30 teachers from regional, rural and remote schools starts with a four-day, all expenses paid, learning intensive at Bell Shakespeare headquarters in Sydney. The mentorship then continues throughout the year as teachers are supported to develop and deliver innovative Shakespeare units in their schools. The mentorship has a remarkable ripple effect: by upskilling and supporting teachers, we have an impact on their schools, students and communities as well.

2017 HIGHLIGHTS

2017 was the second year of the Regional Teacher Mentorship. 82 teachers from around Australia applied and for the first time, we expanded eligibility to include primary teachers, which was received enthusiastically. A total of eight primary teachers applied, four of whom were successful. Teachers travelled from as far as South Hedland in Western Australia, Kangaroo Inn in South Australia and Katherine in the Northern Territory to participate.

IMPACT

100 Of teachers felt the Mentorship met their professional development needs.

96 Of teachers said it gave them new ideas for engaging their students. Image below & right: Regional Teacher Mentorship Š Clare Hawley

88 Of teachers said the program re-inspired their love of teaching.

MY EXPERIENCES OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HAD LEFT ME JADED. THIS PROGRAM HAS CHANGED THE WAY I WILL TEACH FROM NOW UNTIL THE END OF MY CAREER, FOR THE BETTER. Clinton Jones, Teacher, Broken Hill High School, NSW


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OUR REACH

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This program is made possible thanks to the generous support of Teachers Mutual Bank and the Australian Government, through the Department of Communications and the Arts.

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THE VALUE OF THE REGIONAL TEACHER MENTORSHIP IS LIMITLESS. IT IS EMPOWERING, INFORMATIVE, EXHAUSTING AND THOUGHT PROVOKING. MY TEACHING TOOLKIT HAS QUADRUPLED AND THE WAY IN WHICH I APPROACH MY NEXT UNIT HAS CERTAINLY BEEN RE-DEFINED. THANK YOU. Patrice Honnef, Teacher, Innisfail State College, Innisfail, QLD

30 TEACHERS REACHED FROM 7 STATES AND TERRITORIES.


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MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS

Theatre and live-streaming experiences for students.

2017 HIGHLIGHTS

Macbeth, our 2017 mainstage production created exclusively for schools, reached audiences in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Thanks to live-stream technology, regional and remote classrooms across the country were also able to enjoy a performance presented at Sydney Opera House.

Our theatre productions provide students with the opportunity to experience innovative, relevant and high-quality productions of Shakespeare’s greatest works.

Schools matinees for our acclaimed 2017 productions Richard 3 and The Merchant of Venice were followed by Q&As with the cast, giving students direct access to unique insights and perspectives. To support our national tour of The Merchant of Venice, regional students around Australia received complimentary pre-show workshops on the play, as part of our Regional Access Program. 874 students across NSW, NT, QLD, TAS, VIC and WA participated in sessions covering plot, character journeys, set and costume design, directorial concept, scene work and text analysis. Workshops were held in regional schools and presenting partner venues.

IMPACT

84 Of students said the production met or exceeded their expectations.

72 Image below: Macbeth © Clare Hawley Image right: Richard 3 © Prudence Upton

Of teachers used our specially created online resources in their classroom.

WE LOVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO THE THEATRE AND SHAKESPEARE IN PARTICULAR. Maree Mahoney, Teacher, Mitchell High School, NSW


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OUR REACH

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STUDENTS Of a total of 16,164 students, 271 students saw a performance funded by Hearts In A Row (see next page for further information).

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I CANNOT EXPRESS ENOUGH GRATITUDE FOR THE WAY THAT BELL SHAKESPEARE PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS TO LEARN ABOUT LITERATURE AND THEATRE. Katy Marriner, Teacher, St Columba’s College, VIC

PRODUCTIONS LIVE STREAMED TO 1,680 STUDENTS.


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HEARTS IN A ROW

Breaking down the barriers to provide theatre experiences for all.

2017 HIGHLIGHTS

We were delighted to welcome several new groups into the theatre, including Milk Crate Theatre (NSW), the Asylum Seeker Centre (VIC), and the remotely located Kangaroo Inn Area School (SA) who drove their students nearly 500km to enjoy their Hearts In A Row experience of Macbeth at Arts Centre Melbourne!

RECIPIENTS

SCHOOLS Carinya School Communicare Academy Donald High School Erindale College Hay War Memorial High School Heywood & District Secondary College John Berne School Kangaroo Inn Area School Manilla Central School Maryborough Education Centre Mount Clear College Moyura High School Narooma High School Pinjarra Senior High School Plumpton High School Sale College Warrnambool College

Image below: Hearts In A Row © Philip Sen Image right: Hearts In A Row © Kate Gardner

A unique experience for community groups and schools with socio-economic barriers, Hearts in a Row enables those who might otherwise not have the chance to experience one of our mainstage productions. The experience is enriched by an exclusive pre-performance talk from one of our Arts Educators, providing context and points of engagement for participants.

COMMUNITY GROUPS Asylum Seeker Centre Melton Youth Services Milk Crate Theatre Mission Australia Salvation Army Sydney Street Choir The Big Issue Wayside Chapel Wesley Mission

WE ARE INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL THAT WE COULD BE GIVEN SUCH A RARE AND SPECIAL CHANCE TO WITNESS AUSTRALIA’S FINEST ARTISTS. I HOPE THIS GIVES OUR STUDENTS THE CONFIDENCE TO DREAM BIG. THE JOURNEY FROM MANILLA WAS WORTH IT! Stephanie Heywood, Teacher Manilla Central School, NSW


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OUR REACH

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PRODUCTIONS Richard 3 The Merchant of Venice Macbeth

VENUES Sydney Opera House Arts Centre Melbourne Canberra Theatre Centre Octagon Theatre Perth

THANKS FOR GIVING THE BIG ISSUE WOMEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE SHOWS LIKE THIS. WITHOUT YOUR DONATIONS WE WOULD NEVER HAVE THAT CHANCE. Cheryl, client, The Big Issue

402 STUDENTS REACHED ACROSS 5 STATES AND TERRITORIES.


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THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS

We applaud our generous supporters and partners, and talented artists and educators, who make our work possible.

SUPPORTING CAST

Valerie Linton, Richard & Elizabeth Longes, Peter & Maryclare Los, Maple-Brown Abbott Limited, Diane Matthews, Banjo McLachlan, Andrew McWhinnie, Robert & Diana Milliner, Dr Alana Mitchell, Annabelle Mooney, NAB Private Wealth, Naylor-Stewart Ancillary Fund, J R Nethercote, Patricia Novikoff, Tom & Ruth O’Dea, Kathy Olsen & Bruce Flood, Pieter & Elizabeth Oomens, Rebel Penfold-Russell OAM, Gill Perkins and family, J & K Preedy, Bill & Katharine Ranken, Bob Richardson, Tim & Lynne Sherwood, Alan & Jenny Talbot, David & Jenny Templeman, Thales Australia, Robert & Kyrenia Thomas, Michael Thompson, Geoff Tomlinson & Sylvia Falzon, Alexander G White OAM, Janet Whiting AM, George M Wilkins, Helen Williams AO, The Hon Ralph Willis AO & Mrs Carol Willis, Capt W Graham Wright RAN RET, Thales Australia, Anonymous (9)

We are incredibly grateful for every dollar our Supporting Cast donors contribute towards our essential operating costs, ensuring that we’re able to focus our efforts on finding new ways to educate, collaborate and recreate. $50,000+ Tom & Elisabeth Karplus, Sue Maple-Brown AM $20,000+ Low Family Foundation, Vic & Katie French, Alden Toevs & Judi Wolf, Greg Hutchinson AM & Lynda Hutchinson, Andrew Sisson, Neil & Rachel Sinden $10,000+ Robert Albert AO & Libby Albert, Susan Burns, Philip Crutchfield QC & Amy Crutchfield, Martin Dickson AM & Susie Dickson, Jinnie & Ross Gavin, John Hindmarsh AM & Rosanna Hindmarsh OAM, Kenneth Reed AM, The Rowley Foundation, Sally White OAM $5,000+ Ilana Atlas & Tony D’Aloisio AM, Bill & Sandra Burdett, Philip Chronican, Robert & Carmel Clark, Tim Cox AO & Bryony Cox, Lachlan & Rebecca Edwards, Kathryn Greiner AO, Dr Sue Kesson, François Kunc & Felicity Rourke, Anne Loveridge, Dr Kathryn J. Lovric & Dr Roger Allan, Penelope & John McBain AO, Smith Charitable Fund, Peter & Diane Sturrock, Dick & Sue Viney $1,000+ Peter Arthur, Dr Margaret Barter, Berg Family Foundation, Binns & Moore Generosity Fund, Duncan & Gail Boyle, Dr John Brookes, Jan Burnswoods, John & Alison Cameron, Yola & Steve Center, Kevin Cosgrave, Russ & Rae Cottle, Professor A T Craswell, Daniel & Laura Crennan, Joanne & Sue Dalton, Antony de Jong & Belinda Plotkin, Beau Deleuil, Dr Antonio Di Dio, M.S. Diamond AM MBE, Jane Diamond, Diane & John Dunlop, Elizabeth Evatt AC, Diana & Richard Fisher, Professor PJ Fletcher AM, Christopher Fox, David Friedlander, Graham Froebel, Jennifer Giles, Sharon Goldschmidt, Louise Gourlay OAM, Peter Graves, Richard & Anna Green, Andy & Jill Griffiths, Mark & Patricia Grolman, Leigh Hammond, Steven & Kristina Harvey, Catherine Parr & Paul Hattaway, Joe Hayes & Jacinta O’Meara, Jane Hemstritch, Linda Herd, Natalie Hickey, In memory of Armon Hicks Jnr, Ken & Lilian Horler, Fiona Hulton, Vincent Jewell, Anne Swann & Robert Johanson, Cam & Caroline Johnston, In Loving Memory of Dr Serge Kunstler, Marcus & Jessica Laithwaite, Owen Lennie,

Thank you to our generous donors for their contributions, enabling our work across Australia.

$500+ Bill & Kate Anderson, Alan Bardwell, Edward & Lucy Batrouney, Lewis & Sally Bell, Geraldine Bull, Jane Caro & Ralph Dunning, George Clark, Michael & Christine Clough, Zoë Cobden-Jewitt and Peter Jewitt, Darren Cook, Allan W Donald, Gilles Du Puy & Vicki Arbes, Michael & Roslyn Dunn, Jean Finnegan & Peter Kerr, F J Gale, Andrew & Pam Hagger, Elizabeth M Hamilton, Lesley Harland, Tom Harley, Dr David Howell & Mrs Sarah Howell, Reverend Bill & Mrs Rosemary Huff-Johnston, Peter & Elizabeth Kelly, Dr Angela Kirsner & Dr Richard Kirsner, Cheryl Lo, Ardelle Lohan, Carol & Rod Mackenzie, Hon Ian MacPhee AO & Julie MacPhee, Aneka Manners, Justice Jane Mathews AO, Brian & Helen McFadyen, J Norman, CMDR Warwick Potter RAN, Ernst & Young, Rodney & Donna Ravenscroft, Bryce Raworth & Isobel Williams, Mr Stephen Rebikoff & Ms Amy Boyd, Mary & Michael Regan, Greg J Reinhardt, Rodney & Racquel Richardson, Mr Greg Robinson & Dr Tricia Desmond, Martin & Maria Ryan, Penelope Seidler AM, Ms Andrée Harkness & Mr Richard Sewell, Jann Skinner, Michael Sloan, Warren & Penelope Swain, Robin Syme AM & Rosemary Syme, Gene Tilbrook, Jane Turner, Kerryn Underwood, David & Marie Whiting, Annabel Williamson, Anonymous (2) BEQUESTORS Phyllis Hodsdon IN-KIND SUPPORTERS Sam Sheppard


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SHARING SHAKESPEARE

The staff of Bell Shakespeare, Saul Eslake & Linda Arenella, Josephine Fisher, M. Hargraves, M. Horne, Georgina Lynch, Louise Miller, Peter & Felicia Mitchell, Jill Morrison, Bill & Katharine Ranken, Trudie Rogers, Jane Sandilands, Fiona Smith, Maria Stafford, Douglas Sturkey CVO AM, Helen Swift & Les Neulinger, Naum Tered, Suzanne & Ross Tzannes AM, Sally White OAM , Helen Williams AO, Carolyn Wright, Anonymous (4)

We would like to thank our Sharing Shakespeare donors whose support provides life changing opportunities through our learning and outreach programs, including the John Bell Scholarship, Hearts In A Row experiences, In-School Performances and Student Masterclasses. $10,000+ Robert Albert AO & Libby Albert, Louise Christie, Martin Dickson AM & Susie Dickson, Rosanna Hindmarsh OAM, Dr Anne Reeckmann & Dr Gary Holmes, La Trobe Financial, Nick & Caroline Minogue, Mrs Roslyn Packer AC, Annie and John Paterson Foundation, Simon Lee Foundation, Gene Tilbrook, Anonymous (1) $5,000+ The Calvert-Jones Foundation, Michael & Christine Clough, Kevin Cosgrave, The Alexandra & Lloyd Martin Family Foundation, Alice Oppen OAM, John B Reid AO & Lynn Rainbow Reid AM, Kate Spargo, Maureen Wheeler AO & Tony Wheeler AO, Janet Whiting AM $1,000+ Colin Adams & Richard Adams, Jennifer Ball, Paul Bedbrook, John Bell AO OBE & Anna Volska, Virginia Brown, Christopher Campbell, Mr John Cauchi AM SC & Ms Catherine Walker PSM, Philip Crutchfield QC & Amy Crutchfield, Ilana Atlas & Tony D’Aloisio AM, Graham Froebel, Galvin / O’Meara Family, Justin & Anne Gardener, Dr Mary-Jane Gething, Louise Gourlay OAM, Michael & Tatty Happell, Jane Healey, The Hon Peter Heerey AM QC & Sally Heerey, Linda Herd, In honour of Sally Herman, In memory of Armon Hicks Jnr, Michael & Stephanie Hutchinson, Michael Kingston, John Knowles OAM, Marcus & Jessica Laithwaite, Jennifer Ledgar & Bob Lim, In memory of Lucy Lim, Linda Lorenza, Anne Loveridge, Sarah Lowe, Banjo McLachlan, Luke Merrick, Keith Bayliss & Holly Mitchell, Coles Danziger Foundation, Lorraine Murphy, J R Nethercote, Lady Potter AC CMRI, Paul & Jacqueline Pryor, David & Jill Pumphrey, Bryce Raworth & Isobel Williams, Rodney & Racquel Richardson, Mark & Anne Robertson, Keiko Schmeisser, Ms Andreé Harkness & Mr Richard Sewell, Peter & Diane Sturrock, Alice Tay & Warwick Gresty, Oliver & Jacques Yates, Anonymous (7) $500+ Heather Adie, Loretta Barnard, Lewis & Sally Bell,

We would also like to thank our family of donors who generously contributed up to $500 – every gift makes a difference to what we are able to achieve. Donor lists acknowledge donations made in the calendar year of 2017.

ARTS EDUCATORS AND ARTISTS Thank you to our talented artists and Arts Educators who delivered these inspiring programs across the country. ARTS EDUCATORS Trent Baker George Banders Caitlin Beresford-Ord Julia Billington Ray Chong-Nee Peter Cook Jack Crumlin Mel Dodge Ivan Donato Sean Hall Belinda Hoare Teresa Jakovich Felix Jozeps Sophie Kelly Daniel Kennedy Abbie-lee Lewis Amy Matthews Michael McCall Huw McKinnon Cameron Moore Renato Musolino Myles Pollard Matilda Ridgway Frankie Savige Tim Solly

Eleanor Stankiewicz Anthony Taufa Christopher Tomkinson Janine Watson Sarah Woods Kate Worsley THE PLAYERS Marissa Bennett Emma Harvie Tariro Mavondo Sophie McBean Edward Orton William Ridley MACBETH CAST Lena Cruz Ivan Donato Alice Keohavong Thuso Lekwape Abbie-lee Lewis Owen Little Dorje Swallow Sabryna Walters


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THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS CORPORATE PARTNERS

We are grateful for our corporate partners who help us deliver our programs across the country, with special thanks to Foxtel, our National Schools Partner, and Teachers Mutual Bank, our Regional Teacher Mentorship Partner.

HOSPITALITY PARTNERS

We would particularly like to thank our venues and hospitality partners for providing complimentary drink vouchers to our Hearts in a Row groups.

TRUSTS AND FOUNDATIONS

GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

The Company is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and by the NSW Government through Create NSW.


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GET IN TOUCH

To find out more about how your support can help us make an impact please contact: Debra Reinecke Head of Development 02 8298 9082 0420 756 022 debrar@bellshakespeare.com.au

Impact data collated from surveys completed by teachers during 2017.

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2017 Impact Report  

This report details the direct and positive changes that students, teachers and individuals have experienced thanks to their involvement wit...

2017 Impact Report  

This report details the direct and positive changes that students, teachers and individuals have experienced thanks to their involvement wit...

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