San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival

The 12th Annual Student Shakespeare Festival 2017

Balboa Park

 Saturday, April 29, 2017

Presented in association with the San Diego Theatre Educators Alliance (SDTEA).

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“O, how this spring of love resembleth
The uncertain glory of an April day;
Which now shows all the beauty of the sun…”

 The Two Gentlemen of Verona (I, iii, 84-87)

Refer here for the Festival Information Packet

Contact: Festival Director, Lisa Sandie

Email:  sdssf.2017@gmail.com  or 760-458-3597

Register by completing the attachment Festival Entry Form


Entry Fee



To help you get to where you’re going Balboa Park Map

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>> Check out these photos from the Festival, courtesy of volunteer Atul Prasad

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The Student Shakespeare Festival is held in beautiful Balboa Park. We set up several open-air stages along the El Prado pedestrian promenade and Casa Del Prado area.

Hundreds of students from K-12 representing San Diego City and County schools, perform 10-minute scenes, sonnets, music,and/or dance from Shakespeare’s plays. Truly a sight to behold and enjoyed by hundreds of spectators and proud family members!

 

Behold our 2016 Festival promotional video:

 

The Festival takes place on several stages along the El Prado Promenade in Balboa Park:

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This is what the Festival is all about: Happy Shakespeareans!:

Monica Hall, drama teacher at Carlsbad High School, Alex Sandie of the San Diego Shakespeare Society, and some of her students at the 2015 Student Shakespeare Festival. Photo courtesy of Monica Hall.

Monica Hall, drama teacher at Carlsbad High School, Alex Sandie of the San Diego Shakespeare Society, and some of her students at the 2015 Student Shakespeare Festival. Photo courtesy of Monica Hall.

 

Just one of the great performances we see every year:

A famous scene from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ performed at the 2015 Student Shakespeare Festival. Photo courtesy of Beth Accomando.

A famous scene from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ performed at the 2015 Student Shakespeare Festival. Photo courtesy of Beth Accomando.

 

Here’s a video from one of our past year’s festivals:

 

And here’s part of The Comedy of Errors from our 2015 Festival:

 


We hold workshops for teachers and students to help them prepare for their festival performances:

 


SOME PRESS COVERAGE OF THE FESTIVAL

>> KPBS: 10th Annual San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival Celebrates The Bard

>> KPBS: San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival Hosts Moscow School

>> KPBS: Video about the 2011 Festival

>> San Diego Union Tribune: All the Prado’s a Stage

 


SOME MORE FESTIVAL PICTURES!!!

>> See some photos of the 2015 Festival by Beth Accomando

>> See KPBS’s coverage of the Festival by Beth Accomando

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THANKS TO OUR FESTIVAL SPONSORS

The San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival has been brought to you with a generous donation from the County of San Diego, Community Projects Grant and with major funding from a grant from the Commission for Arts and Culture.

 

 

 

We also acknowledge the help and support of the Old Globe Theater, San Diego.

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Corporate Sponsors

Our special thanks to Walkers Shortbread for their generous donation of delicious shortbread at Society events.

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We also thank all of our other wonderful sponsors and donors. See a list of them.

Thanks also to our performers and you the audience!