SECONDARY SCHOOLS SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL JAN 18TH-21ST 2022

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2022! 

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Our aim is to create a unique opportunity for students to experience Shakespeare as his work should be experienced, on stage. The festival framework gives teachers the opportunity to develop their chosen Shakespeare in class through performance. With given texts and fixed timetables, the onus is placed firmly on the students shoulders to interact meaningfully with the project at hand. Entries are then invited to bring their own 30 MINUTE production to perform at dlr MILL THEATRE in January 2022.

Now in its third year, the Festival has attracted schools from all over Ireland. The Overall Award in 2020 went to Mount Sackville and adjudicator Geoff O’Keeffe was thrilled with the level of theatricality brought to the stage.

THE PLAN:
In the initial period a Facilitator from the Venue will offer a Shakespeare workshop to your school to introduce your students to the concept and get the ball rolling. They will also provide you with a 30 minute script for your use. The competition is open to all years.

RULES: 
•All performers must be students from the competing school
•Performance Time is limited to 30 mins (STRICTLY)
•Each School may have more than one entry
•Each entry must be accompanied by €75 entry fee
•Entries are accepted on a first come first serve basis

DURING THE FESTIVAL:
The venue’s staff will welcome your group to the venue the day of the festival.
Your group will be given a set ‘Get-In’ time to complete a Technical/Dress rehearsal.

A number of schools will perform each evening of the festival to a live audience in our Main Auditorium.
On the final evening of the festival, Friday 21st January 2022, all awards will be presented.
Tickets will be on sale through dlr Mill Theatre’s website www.milltheatre.ie
Updates and news will be posted on dlr Mill Theatre’s social media:
Facebook @milltheatredundrum
Instagram @dlrmillstagram
Twitter @ milltheatre

AWARDS:
Overall Award for Best Production
Runner Up
Best Ensemble
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor/Actress
Special Adjudicators Award

For more information and to enter email shona@milltheatre.ie to obtain your entry form.

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