Parker Arts Shakespeare Festival


Student Participation

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Thank you for participating in Parker Arts Shakespeare Festival!

Student Responsibilities

  • Form a group to perform a two to five minute scene from one of William Shakespeare’s works. A group may also be a one to four minute soliloquy performed by one student.
  • Sign up for auditions with school coordinator.
  • Create costumes.    
  • Rehearse scene.    
  • Complete the top portion of the Performance Evaluation Form and Rubric and attach a copy of the script to be performed. Make two copies and present to judge(s) at auditions. 
  • If your scene or soliloquy is selected by the judge(s), you must bring four copies of the Performance Evaluation Form and Rubric (top portion completed) with you to the festival along with one copy of the script. You will give each of the four judges evaluating your performance an evaluation form. Judges may share one script during your performance.
  • If your scene or soliloquy is selected you must also register to participate in the festival by following the link below. All participants must register by February 28. (Click Here to Register)
  • 2020 Shakespeare Insults T-Shirts are available for purchase during the registration process for $18. All proceeds go towards supporting the festival.
  • Pizza lunch will be provided. If you need to request gluten-free pizza, please email Drinks and snacks are available for purchase at PACE Center concessions.


Please refer to the Participation Guidelines to begin coordinating student groups. 


Please review the Performance Evaluation Form and Rubric to understand judging criteria.

Costumes and Props

Costumes may be “period,” similar to those of Shakespeare’s time, or other historical time period, or conceptual, as long as they are cohesive, appropriate and enhance performance. Costumes may be simple and should not be rented or expensive. Creative Interpretations are allowed, i.e. Romeo and Juliet set in the 1950s or Macbeth in Star Wars garb, as long as the concept is consistent, cohesive, and enhances the performance. All student props should fit within a 12 gallon tub (22”x15”x12”).


Students should stay onsite for lunch. Registration includes pizza for lunch. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase from PACE Center Concessions throughout the day. (If you would like to request gluten-free pizza, please email

Be a Busker

Have you ever wanted to be a street performer? Well, here’s your chance! Parker Arts is auditioning voluntary Buskers to perform at the Festival. Buskers will perform at various locations throughout the PACE Center for two 15-minute periods between 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Students may perform in a Shakespeare Festival group in addition to being a Busker. Interested students must audition to perform as a busker during the festival. Students must submit a Busker Audition Form to or online prior to auditions scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 6:00 p.m. at the PACE Center. Festival Coordinator Carmella Gates will contact you to confirm your audition. Please prepare a 30 second to one minute sample of your talent for the audition.

Be a Volunteer or Stage Manager

Students may participate in the Parker Arts Shakespeare Festival as an event volunteer or stage manager. All event staff will receive a 2020 Parker Arts Shakespeare Festival T-Shirt and lunch. Please contact Festival Coordinator Carmella Gates at 720.272.5317 or email to inquiry for availability. 

Student Registration
Participation Guidelines
Performance Evaluation Form
Busker Audition Form