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Henry Kemp-Blair Shakespeare Festival

» Henry Kemp-Blair Shakespeare Festival

February 21 & 22, 2020

Registration Opens December 2, 2019

The Henry Kemp-Blair Shakespeare Festival for high school students is hosted annually each spring by Chapman University's Department of Theatre. Students spend one day on scene, monologue and design presentations and one day on workshops. This event is a wonderful opportunity for students to experience and learn more about performing Shakespeare. 

The Festival is FREE for schools and students to attend, however advance registration is required. We ask schools commit to attending both days of the Festival to benefit from the full program. All presentations must be drawn from the first folio of William Shakespeare. Certificates and theatrical books are awarded for outstanding monologues, outstanding scenes, and individual performances within scene presentations and outstanding designers.

We hope you'll join us!

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+ - Registration

Students work with Shakespearean clinicians

Register Early!

Space fills up quickly, and entrance is based on a first come, first served basis. Be sure to register early to secure your place in the Festival.

Step 1: Festival Registration

Click on the registration button to begin. Be sure to indicate whether your school can attend both days, the number of participants, and workshop preference.

Schools may be placed on a wait list once the Festival is full, and may be offered a spot based on availability and their original registration application date.

Step 2: Festival Presentation

A confirmation e-mail is sent to each school accepted into the Festival, including a link to submit presentation information: specific entries, student names, play selections, etc. This information is also printed in the final program and on adjudication sheets, so accuracy is important.

+ - Contact Us

Shakespearian actor reads verseProf. Thomas L. Bradac
Shakespeare Festival Director

Phone: (714) 744-7016

Joann King
Shakespeare Festival Coordinator

Phone: (714) 744-7001

Mailing Address:
Chapman University
College of Performing Arts
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
Attn: Joann King