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2022 In Person Shakespeare Competition

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MATT WALLACE

PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

KENTUCKY SHAKESPEARE

Matt Wallace, Producing Artistic Director of Kentucky Shakespeare, is honored to participate again in the state portion of this national competition as one of the judges.


STUDENTS SELECT AN APPROVED CONTRASTING MONOLOGUE & SONNET

MONOLOGUE PACKET SONNET PACKET


  • HOLD AN IN-SCHOOL COMPETITION IN PERSON OR BY ZOOM
  • SUBMIT YOUR SCHOOL WINNER BY FEBRUARY 12, 2022
  • WINNER WILL PARTICIPATE IN A LIVE COMPETITION ON FEBRUARY 20, 2022
  • THE STATE WINNER WILL VIRTUALLY SUBMIT TO THE SEMI-FINAL ROUND
  • IF SELECTED AS A FINALIST, STUDENT RECEIVES AN ALL-EXPENSE PAID TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY TO COMPETE NATIONALLY ON APRIL 25, 2022.

QUESTIONS?
CONTACT THE ESU KENTUCKY BRANCH

SHAKESPEARE COMPETITION COORDINATOR

GEORGETTE KLEIER

georgette.kleier@gmail.com

KENTUCKY BRANCH PRESIDENT

KATE NITZKEN

ksnvocal@gmail.com

For more information about Kentucky Shakespeare visit www.kyshakespeare.com


ABOUT KENTUCKY SHAKESPEARE

Designated the Official Shakespeare Festival of the Commonwealth by the Kentucky legislature, Kentucky Shakespeare is a professional theatre company and not-for-profit charitable organization. 

 Grounded in the works of Shakespeare, our mission is to enrich our community by presenting accessible, professional theatre experiences that educate, inspire and entertain people of all ages.

Our vision is to use Shakespeare's universal truths and the power of the arts to transform lives. Shakespeare belongs to everyone.

 

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Remembering Ann M. Lyons

 

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2021 Scholar Tea

The Kentucky Branch of the ESU is proud of the scholars who will be attending courses at Edinburgh University in Scotland.  A small celebratory tea was held at the Audubon Country Club on April 24, socially distanced of course.  Those in attendance included Scholar Scott Wilson Randolph (University of Louisville), Lyon's Scholar and Grace Brogan (Thomas More University), Everett Scholar, who will be taking courses on Scottish Literature and Text and Context Modernism in Scotland, respectively.  Scholar teachers in attendance this year were Beth Ewing (Oxford University) and Cana Hibpshman (The Globe).  Since Cambridge and the Globe have limited or no access, those scholarships will be held over to 2022.

 

Many cudos to Dr. Lancaster and Dr. Scharre for accomplishing these two scholarships for 2021.  It is impossible to imagine the hurdles it took for these two to go to Scotland considering quarantining and the flexibility to change from one course to another that will actually be taught in person.  Whew!

 

It is to be hoped that next year we will have a traditional Queen's Tea for the launching of our Kentucky Scholars, 2022. You will be invited to attend – we hope without distancing involved.

You can view the photos from the event here.

 

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2021 Kentucky Branch Shakespeare Competition Winners

Congratulations to the following winners of the ESU-KY Branch's 2021 Shakespeare competition:

1st Place Quinn Fitzgerald Youth Performing Arts School

Teacher: Ms. Katie Blackerby

2nd Place Charlotte Meeley Brown School

Teacher: Ms. Terrilyn Flemming

3rd Place Avril de la Llana LaFayette High School (SCAPA)

Teacher: Ms. Amie Kisling

 

We had such a great group of competitors this year.

If you missed the live competition, you can see the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners performances below!

 

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