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The English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition

2022 ESU National shakespeare competition: New York City branch

The 39th Annual ESU National Shakespeare Competition: New York City Branch is almost here!

The deadline for area schools to register is January 15, 2022. The deadline for area schools to hold their competition and submit their School Winner Forms is February 1st, 2022.

If possible, live semi-finals will be held on February 6th, 7th and 8th, 2022. Finals will be held on March 4th, 2022

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID the competition may be held remotely via recorded performance. On the School Winner Form (due by February 1st), teachers will be asked to provide a YouTube link to their student's recorded performance. If the decision is made to hold a remote competition, those performances will be judged and a winner selected to advance to nationals. Winners will be announced by March 13th. 

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