The Shakespeare Theatre Company is immensely proud to have developed a partnership with USO-Metro that provides access for local Wounded Warriors to attend our theatrical presentations free of charge.
Given that “date night” activities can often be difficult to coordinate for couples during the recovery process, USO-Metro provides transportation and STC provides dinner at Carmine’s Restaurant paired with theatre performance tickets to servicemen and women for each mainstage production.
Sponsors of this Special Initiative help to underwrite eleven tickets (ten for wounded warriors plus one for a hospital organizer) per production run for use by USO-Metro to attend STC performances in the 2012-2013 Season.
In conjunction with the USO-Metro “Date Night” initiative, the Hero/Traitor Repertory, and the returning production of Black Watch, the Shakespeare Theatre Company hosted a “Hero Night” on October 2, 2012 to honor local servicemen and women as well as to thank the sponsors of the USO-Metro initiative. Thanks to the generosity of our partners, we were able to offer complimentary tickets to over 70 service members and their families.
We are also working with the Shakespeare Theatre Company Education Department in developing new outreach opportunities for STC’s Wounded Warriors initiative, such as an “Acting for Business Professionals” workshop specifically geared towards Wounded Warriors—boosting their confidence and helping them prepare to re-enter the work force.
For more information about our USO-Metro Initiative, please contact us at CorpSTC@ShakespeareTheatre.org.
“From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered—
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers...”
Henry V, act 4, scene 3
We are immensely grateful for the sponsors of the 2012-2013 Season USO-Metro Partnership:
Additional Support Provided By:
International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers
M Powered Strategies
Medstar National Rehabilitation Network