Parker Arts Shakespeare Festival IS a theatrical competition for Douglas County middle school and high school students. Students from participating schools will perform a scene or portion of a scene from a Shakespeare play or soliloquy of their choosing and be evaluated by a team of judges. The six highest scoring performances will perform on the PACE Center Main Stage during the closing ceremony and will receive the Bard’s Prize for the 2017 Parker Arts Shakespeare Festival!
Please note, 2018 Shakespeare Festival information and materials will be available October 1, 2017.
Parker Arts mission in offering a Shakespeare festival is to:
Increase appreciation and understanding of Shakespeare works
Provide an opportunity for youth to perform
Foster community creativity and engagement
Generate awareness of Parker Arts education and enrichment opportunities