Wednesday, March 22, 2023
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.
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 Combat||Stage Combat||Stage Combat|
|Elsinore (Dance Studio)||Elizabethan Dance||Elizabethan Dance||Elizabethan Dance|
|Othello’s Tower (Creative Studio East)||Monologue||Verse vs Prose||Monologues|
|Pomfret Castle (Creative Studio West)||Scene Work||Scene Work||Verse vs Prose|
|Five Wits (Discovery Lab East)||Make Up||Make Up||Make Up|
|Star Cross’d Lovers (Discovery Lab West)||Shakespeare Insults||Shakespeare Insults||Shakespeare Insults|
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
Entry Form / Entry Form PDF
Schedule of Events
Schedule of Stages
Individual Schedule of Stages
Performance Evaluation Form and Rubric
Volunteer Stage Manager Request Form / PDF Volunteer Stage Manager Request From