Why an Interview,,,

Over the years we have been able to meet and talk with some very interesting people. They have shared with us their knowledge and have provided us with a great deal of insight as to how and why festivals and events work and why they are so important to our communities and to the Province of Ontario. With this in mind, we decided that we wanted you to meet and hear from some of the wonderful people who work so hard to provide us all with such wonderful Ontario Festivals and Events! We are pleased and proud to present "THE INSIDE SCOOP"!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival ~ Maid for a Musket ~ Keeping Everyone Happy!


Ian Farthing, Artistic Director, St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival

Lucia Frangione, International Award Winning Playwright

THE INSIDE SCOOPis excited continue with the SCOOPfrom the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, Prescott, Ontario about their upcoming performance “MAID for a MUSKET”, a brand new comedy by Lucia Frangione, Original music by Melissa Morris. Ian Farthing, Artistic Director of the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival has kindly introduced us to Ms. Lucia Frangione, internationally produced award winning playwright and actor, we continue …
With the economic challenges today, it would seem it critical to obtain/maintain Sponsor funding and Other Sources of funding. Ian Farthing, Artistic Director, St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival shares with us …
“At the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival we have been blessed with a number of local businesses who have been supporting the work we do for many years. There's something about a small town and the pride they feel in the community which means that it's not always about "me, me, me". It's often about having a passion for their community. Of course, the pool of potential sponsors is much smaller than if we were in a big city, so we are always looking to expand the sponsor base.”
Ontario Visited wondered how the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival keep the Sponsors “Happy” … Farthing tells us … “Most sponsors want to get bang for their buck. They want to be seen to be associated with success and the fact that the Festival is growing each year, winning awards and becoming a major presence in the tourism economy of the region are all very attractive. We offer a range of benefits for sponsors, from signage at the event, free tickets, media exposure, chances to mingle with the cast on their sponsor night, etc. We also love finding new, fun ways of recognizing key sponsors. One of the benefits of being in a small town is that many sponsors have opportunities to get to know the actors on an individual basis. This connection is a great bonus, because there's an excitement about hanging out with the cast, getting some of the backstage stories and insight into what it takes to put on a show.”

This has been the SCOOPfrom Ontario Visited with Lucia Frangione and Ian Farthing, St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival! Check out their website for the details (www.stlawrenceshakespeare.ca), plan on a fun, and great, memorable time!

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