Shakespeare Festival


Parker Arts Shakespeare Festival 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - CANCELLED

Due to the recent closure of Douglas County Schools from March 14 – March 27, and in the interest of our community’s health and safety to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have decided to cancel the Parker Arts Shakespeare Festival scheduled for Wednesday, March 25. Unfortunately, we are unable to reschedule the festival. Each school registered will receive a full refund to the credit card processed. We appreciate everyone’s understanding and support as we work through this process.

We are saddened that the 2020 Shakespeare Festival will not go on. However, we look forward to working with our Performing Arts teachers in the coming months for future partnered programming.

The Parker Arts Education Staff

Parker Arts Shakespeare Festival is a theatrical competition for Douglas County middle schools and high schools. Students will perform a scene or portion of a scene from a Shakespeare play or soliloquy of their choosing and be evaluated by expert judges. The six highest scoring performances will perform on the PACE Center Main Stage and will receive a Bard’s Prize trophy for the 2020 Parker Arts Shakespeare Festival!

Following auditions at school, groups and soliloquies will be accepted to participate in the Festival. Registration fees should be collected by School Coordinator and submitted to Parker Arts by March 6. Registration fee is $25 and includes participation, pizza and 2020 Shakespeare Festival T-Shirt.  T-Shirts may be picked up at the Festival. 

Participants selected to participate should CLICK HERE for more information.

  Parker Arts mission in offering a Shakespeare festival is to: 

  • Increase appreciation and understanding of Shakespeare works;
  • Provide an opportunity for youth to perform;
  • Foster community creativity and engagement; and
  • Generate awareness of Parker Arts education and enrichment opportunities.

Download the 2020 Shakespeare Festival Participation Packet here.