Parker Arts Shakespeare Festival


Festival Day Schedule of Events

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

By 8:30 a.m.
Arrival and Fanfare in the Event Room
Please arrive between 8:15 a.m. and 8:35 a.m. Meet your entire group in the PACE Center lobby. Pick up your school’s packet from the Information Table before going into the PACE Theater (Dunsinane) for the Opening Ceremony. Please sit with your fellow schoolmates in the theater and be sure your school has a poster-sized sign designating your school to hold up during the Opening Ceremony.

8:45 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.
Opening Ceremony in the Theater
Welcome and receive overview of Festival day.

9:10 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Proceed to Performance Areas
Seven performance areas are designated on the map and schedule you received.  Please use these materials to determine the time and place of your two performances.
9:20 - 12:20 p.m.
Groups and soliloquies will perform their scene twice on two different performance stages. Each performance will be evaluated by expert judges and tallied for a total score.  While not performing, groups are encouraged to view other school performances, attend workshops, and enjoy festival activities.

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Evaluation Break
While scores are being tallied, participants may enjoy Buskers or games, eat lunch, visit friends, etc.  If you did not order a Subway lunch online, please bring a sack lunch.

12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. 
Top Performer Announcement
An Announcement of top-scoring performers (who will perform on the PACE Center main stage) will be made via the lobby speakers and will be written on a whiteboard at the Information Table. Performers must meet at the Information Table immediately to be brought backstage by staff in order to prepare for their performance during Closing Ceremonies.

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closing Ceremony: Top Performances and Awards
Six top performer scenes held on the PACE Center main stage: two middle school, two high school, and two soliloquies. A Comedy of Errors will be performed by Theatreworks, the professional theatre in residence at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, immediately following the top performances. The ceremony will conclude with awarding the Bard’s Prize trophies and drawings for an in-school workshop, and various Metro-area theater tickets.

2:15 p.m.
Bus Departure

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General Notes: 

1. Buses may unload and pick up students on PACE Center Drive in front of PACE Center. Buses may park in the PACE Center parking lot.

2. Parking is available in the PACE Center parking lot and adjacent streets for all guests and performers.

3. Arrive at least thirty minutes prior to first scheduled performance. 

4. Students should arrive in costume and stay in costume for the duration of the Festival.

5. Pizza is included in the registration. Snack concession items will be available at PACE Concessions throughout the day. Students may bring their own sack lunch.

6. Restrooms are located in four locations throughout the PACE Center.

7. First aid is available at PACE Center Box Office.