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Shakespeare Festival Schedule of Events

Parker Arts Shakespeare Festival

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

By 8:30 a.m.
Pick up the schedule and map at the Information Table and go into the PACE Center Theater (Dunsinane) for the Opening Ceremony. Please sit with your classmates in the theater.

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Opening Ceremony in the Theater
Welcome and receive overview of Festival day.

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

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch & Evaluation Break
While scores are being tallied, participants should have lunch.  Snack concession items will be available for purchase.

3:00 p.m.
Bard Award Showcase Announcement
Top-scoring performers who will perform on the PACE Center main stage, will be announced via lobby speakers, School Coordinators, and posted a the Information Table by 3:00 p.m. Top-scorers should gather near the backstage entry at 4:00 p.m. and will be escorted backstage by Parker Arts staff.

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Closing Ceremony: Opening Act
Take your seats in the main stage theater for a series of fun opening acts. (4:05-4:15 p.m. Combat; 4:20-4:30 p.m. Juggling; 4:35-4:45 p.m. Insults)

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closing Ceremony: Bard Award Showcase
A professional theater 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. The ceremony will conclude with Bard Award showcases and presentation of Bard Award trophies.

Download a PDF of the Shakespeare Festival Schedule of Events

Quick Links

Audition Poster
Entry Form / Entry Form PDF
Schedule of Events
Participation Guidelines
Performance Evaluation Form and Rubric
Volunteer Stage Manager Request Form / PDF Volunteer Stage Manager Request From