"In addition to free attendance at every one of the festival's shows, from Sound of Music to King Lear, the actors led us in workshops on all manner of principles. One day, we studied the basics of stage combat; the next, we used reference dictionaries to dissect the subtleties of text. The teachers had all the wisdom of seasoned professionals and the vigor of artists in love with their work.
"Throughout the whole week, our two lead instructors provided us with cut monologues, audition resources, and college information.
"...As I stood with my fellow actors onstage, beneath the parching Utah sun and the
cluster of ravens in the rafters, I was grateful for the privilege of pursuing this art form."
Charlottesville High School, ESU Shakespeare Competition Runner Up
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