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ESU Kentucky Student takes 3rd in National Competiton!

Congratulations to Kathuurre Miriti, third-place winner of the ESU National Shakespeare Competition.  We congratulate her teacher, Amie Kisling, and all of her supporters at Lafayette High School.

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Queen's Tea

Mark your calendars!

Plan to attend the first in-person Queen's Tea Party since 2019!  A catered tea with all the trimmings will be served al fresco dining. Tours of the home will be provided at no charge. There will be a presentation of the Kentucky branch scholars, live performances by the SHA Madrigal Choir and Kentucky Branch Shakespeare Competition winner, a mad hat contest, hunting horses and so much more…you won't want to miss it!

Registration and more information on this exciting event will be coming soon!

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Kentucky Branch Shakespeare Competition

The 2022 ESU - Kentucky Branch Shakespeare Competition is in the books! The first in-person Kentucky Branch Shakespeare Competition since 2019 was held February 20, 2022 at the Commonwealth Theatre in Louisville, KY. The performances were excellent! While the number of attendees was limited due to Covid restrictions, each student was able to have at least one person with them to watch the event. The three judges were delighted to adjudicate at an in-person event.


Congratulations to all of the competitors, judges, and teachers. Special thanks to Georgette Kleier, Kentucky Branch Shakespeare Competition Coordinator, and the Kentucky Branch Board of Director members who
assisted with the day.
(Images by Sarah Herron Photography)


1st Place Winner:
Kathuure Miriti
Lafayette High School
Teacher:  Amie Kisling




2nd Place Winner:
Sophia Retone
Commonwealth Theatre Youth Conservatory
Teacher:  Charlie Sexton


3rd Place Winner:
Sarai Aboagye
Campbell County High School
Teacher:  Claire LaNicca

 

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, Joyous Holidays, and Happy New Year to all our branch members and friends!

We look forward to being together in 2022!

 

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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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