Thursday, August 26, 2010

WE's night out!

WE had a blast at Elixir in the Mission last night. Thanks to all who joined us! Special thanks to Elixir for hosting us and La Mediterranee for the DELICIOUS food. Next party? VOLUNTEER training! Sign up to help out with Hamlet on Alcatraz.

Monday, August 23, 2010


We Players is seeking volunteers for our upcoming performances of Hamlet on Alcatraz.  WE are looking for responsible persons, interested in theater, and for whom creating art on Alcatraz would be an exciting adventure.  We have myriad volunteer opportunities, which we have separated into three different categories -
  1. Stage and tech crew*
  2. Front of house Crew*
  3. Off-Site or work day helpers (specialized training not required)
Please click on the appropriate link/ volunteer title to provide the required information and choose performances to crew.  More detailed information will follow via confirmation e-mail, once you sign up. 

If you would like to crew a performance with a group (school class, office, team, etc.), please contact Outreach Coordinator, Elizabeth Nichols,

Thanks for your enthusiasm and support!  ALL volunteers will be listed and thanked here on our project blog. We look forward to you joining WE in making history on Alcatraz!

* Specialized training is REQUIRED for Stage & Tech and Front of House crews. Volunteers for these crews are also REQUIRED to attend our final dress rehearsal on Friday, October 1st, 4:40-9:40pm. Stage and tech crew and front of house volunteer positions consist of a 26 hour minimum time commitment over the next 2 1/2 months.  These trained volunteers will receive a We Players on Alcatraz CREW t-shirt, (2) advance-book reserved spaces for Hamlet on Alcatraz, and name listing in our program.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Shakespeare Behind Bars

Shakespeare Behind Bars, a documentary about the process of putting on a production of Shakespeare's The Tempest in Luther Luckett Prison in Kentucky, shows the transformative power of art and theater in the context of the prison system.

Monday, August 16, 2010


We Players guest artist Anna Martine Whitehead is leading a puppet making workshop with volunteers via the San Francisco Sheriff's office.  She and her volunteers are creating large puppets for our upcoming production of Hamlet on Alcatraz. Anna needs some help with paper mache THIS WEEK!  The party will be held in the East Bay, ~ 15 min walk from a BART station, at the following times:
Tuesday, 8.17 from about 2pm probably til 6pm
Wednesday, 8.18 from about 1 or 1:30 to probably 5 or 6
Thursday, 8.19 possibly in the morning, if need be, from about 10am to 12 noon

Please e-mail if you're interested in helping out.


Thank you Kickstarter supporters!!!

You can still spread the word and support WE
click the DONATE button here to donate via Paypal!

We also have a materials wish list, posted below.
Let us know if you can help provide: food, fabric, bells, rope, lanterns, lumber, paint, a megaphone, 104 melons. These are some of the things we seek.

Total of 20 hours working on-site this weekend, yeeeeeow.
We are in continual practice
Training our bodies and voices for this epic feat.

thank you for all your help.

Celebrate our KICKSTARTER campaign and come PLAY with WE!

Friday, August 13, 2010

WE are in the New York Times!

Read about Hamlet on Alcatraz in the NYT! AND... Today is the last day of our KICKSTARTER campaign. Help us reach our new goal of 12k! HUGE thanks to all who have supported us already. Keep spreading the word!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Help We exceed our Kickstarter Dreams!

Thank you all for donating to We Players via Kickstarter!  We have raised over $9,000, well exceeding our $7,000 goal. ALL money pledged will be received by We Players and will be used to produce Hamlet on Alcatraz, so please keep encouraging your circles of friends and family and coworkers to donate!