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The cast is being assembled! The show needs you too!

Our biggest event of the year! Volunteers are needed for hospitality (including greeters, registration, helping with the catered buffet); room monitors to assist judges; tabulation committee; photography and publicity. A busy day but fun for everyone! 
Contact Sherri Routman, ESU's Competition Director:, or 216-440-0280
Right now students are competing for the honor of being the best Shakespearean performers in their schools. ESU volunteers are helping in the judging. The school winners will compete again at the Regional Competition at Westlake High School. That winner will step up to the National Competition in New York City, April 23
The national winner will receive a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art's Young Actors Summer School. The runner-up will receive a scholarship to the American Shakespeare Center Theatre in Virginia. The third place winner will receive $500.  

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