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2018 ESU Washington, D.C. Shakespeare Competition

Schools in the Washington metro area serving grades 9-12 are invited to participate.

School Competition

Complete 2018 School Participation Form by January 19, 2018 to register your school

Notify the ESU Washington, D.C. of your School Winner by completing the School Winner Entry Form by February 2, 2018

  • All School Winners must complete and return the Photo Release Form by February 2, 2018

Branch Competition Finals

8:00am, March 19, 2018 at the Lansburgh Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company (450 7th St NW, Washington, DC)

National Competition

The ESU Washington, D.C. Branch Winner will advance to the National Competition, April 23, 2018 (Lincoln Center Theater, New York City)


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