- 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 pay a $40 registration fee to your school coordinator by March 22.
- Provide your T-Shirt size to your School Coordinator.
- Students should bring a brown bag lunch and snacks. Concession items will be 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”).
Bard Award Showcase
Six top performers will present on the PACE Center main stage. The ceremony will conclude with awarding Bard Award trophies. As part of the showcase, a professional theatre troupe will perform a scene from Shakespeare’s works. Drawings for a Parker Arts enrichment scholarship, and various Metro-area theater tickets will be announced.
Students should bring a lunch. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase from PACE Center Concessions.
Be a Volunteer Stage Manager
Students may participate in the Parker Arts Shakespeare Festival as a volunteer stage manager. All volunteers will receive lunch. Interested students should complete a Volunteer Stage Manager Request Form online Volunteer Stage Manager Request Form or email completed PDF Form to PACEedu@parkeronline.org.
Entry Form / Entry Form PDF
Schedule of Events
Performance Evaluation Form and Rubric
Volunteer Stage Manager Request Form / PDF Volunteer Stage Manager Request From