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Shakespeare Festival Schedule of Events

Parker Arts Shakespeare Festival

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

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 school group in the theater.

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

9:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Groups and soliloquies will perform their scene twice on two different performance stages. Each performance will be evaluated by judges and tallied for a total score.  While not performing, groups are encouraged to view other school performances.

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch & Evaluation Break
While scores are being tallied, participants should have lunch.  Snack concession items will be available for purchase.

12:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.2:00 pm – 2:50 p.m.
Burbage’s Theatre (Event Room)Stage CombatStage CombatStage Combat
Elsinore (Dance Studio)Elizabethan DanceElizabethan DanceElizabethan Dance
Othello’s Tower (Creative Studio East)MonologueVerse vs ProseMonologues
Pomfret Castle (Creative Studio West)Scene WorkScene WorkVerse vs Prose
Five Wits (Discovery Lab East)Make UpMake UpMake Up
Star Cross’d Lovers (Discovery Lab West)Shakespeare InsultsShakespeare InsultsShakespeare Insults

1:30 p.m.
Bard Award Announcement
Top-scoring performers who will perform on the PACE Center main stage, will be announced via lobby speakers, School Coordinators, and posted at the information table by 1:30 p.m. Top-scorers should gather near the backstage entry at 1:35 p.m. and will be escorted backstage by staff to rehearse their scene.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closing Ceremony & Bard Award Showcases

Take your seats in the main stage theater for closing ceremonies. Drawings for Metro-area theater tickets will be announced. The ceremony will conclude with top-scorer showcases and presentation of Bard Award trophies. Shakespeare in the Wild will perform a scene from Shakespeare’s works.

Download a PDF of the Shakespeare Festival Schedule of Events

Quick Links

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