Moira Spiers has been an indispensable asset to Georgia Shakespeare for over 15 seasons. Since 1997, Moira has been a fixture of the company. Well beyond giving of her time to help with every special event on the GS calendar, every opening night, and performances too many to number for more than a decade, Moira has always come with extra hands in tow. Her three children have practically grown up here, and now grown, volunteer their own time.
From cleaning picnic tables to co-chairing the auction committee for our Annual Benefit, besides running lights and sound, there is almost no job which Moira has not volunteered to undertake. You can ne’er enter the Conant Performing Arts Center without hearing her distinct – and beautiful - Scottish accent ringing somewhere in the building, whether she’s playing dress-up with young party-goers at our annual Bard’s Birthday, soliciting auction items for the Bard’s Bash, or just coming in when she has time off to help us file our offices back into shape, she has been a chief organizer and a “mom” to the staff – and often the patrons – of Georgia Shakespeare for so long that often when she returns home to Scotland for a visit, we find ourselves at a loss without her.
Moira has even opened up her home Georgia Shakespeare. She’s hosted celebrations, thrown tea parties and traditional Scottish whiskey tasting fundraisers, even housed our out-of-town artists in her basement apartment. She has given so much of herself to Georgia Shakespeare over the years that it is truly one of the greatest contributions we have been privileged to receive.
For those of us on staff at Georgia Shakespeare, Moira Spiers is the Volunteer of the Year every year.