Upstart Crows of Santa Fe, a youth Shakespeare troupe began in 2014. This year the company grew to over 40 company members, added more productions, provided outreach to schools and community centers, hosted stage fight workshops, caroled at GLOW, and performed at the Youth Shakespeare Festival Santa Fe.We have no auditions, keep tuition low, and provide unmatched growth experiences for young people.Won’t you please help us continue to grow?
Your donations fund:
Brandon Coriz Scholarship Fund
After representing the Santa Fe Indian School at the 2016 Youth Shakespeare Festival, Brandon wanted more Shakespeare. He signed up for the Crows’ production of Twelfth Night on a scholarship and performed as Valentine and Antonio. After graduation, he wanted to “give back to the Crows,” Brandon took from his summer job earnings and donated $275 - a full scholarship - so that another young actor could enjoy the program as he had. Help honor of his outstanding generosity by donating.
Youth Shakespeare Festival Santa Fe
Upstart Crows staff and actors promote and produce Santa Fe's annual youth Shakespeare Festival. In 2017, Academy for Technology and the Classics, Capital High, Monte del Sol Charter School, New Mexico School for the Arts, Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe Indian School, and Santa Fe Prep sent student performers to the Festival. Help us reach more schools with our fall semester Shakespeare club programming and continue that programming into the spring semester.
Apprentice and Intern Stipends
Help us increase the modest stipends we provide to veteran members of the troupe who help with direction and management.