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Henry Kemp-Blair Shakespeare Festival

» Henry Kemp-Blair Shakespeare Festival

February 18, 2022

10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 

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  • Register Early!

    Entrance is based on a first come, first served basis and space fills up quickly. Register early to secure your place in the festival.

    Step 1: Festival Registration

    Beginning December 1, 2021, you'll be able to access our registration link on this page to sign up and provide your information and workshop preferences.

    Once the festival is full, schools may be placed on a waiting list and may be offered a spot based on availability and their original registration application date.

    Step 2: Festival Presentations

    A confirmation e-mail is sent to each school accepted into the festival, including a link to submit presentations and additional information: specific entries, student names, play selections, etc. Accuracy is important because this information is also included in the final program and on adjudication sheets. 

  • Q: What is the festival format?

    A: The 2022 digital festival will be held via Zoom. The start of the festival will feature guest speakers including Chapman faculty and theatre professionals. Winning designs, monologues and scenes will be presented and followed by the awards ceremony.

    Q: How many students from my school may participate?

    A: Schools may submit up to 10 monologues, two scenes with up to 30 students per scene, and four design concept presentations.

    Q: What format should our presentations take?

    A: All submissions must be recorded and submitted online. Instructions for submission will be sent after your school's registration is confirmed.

    Q: What is the deadline to submit presentations?

    A: January 21, 2022

  • Drew Chappell, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director
    Phone: (714) 628-7330

    Kristin Campbell
    Assistant Professor
    Shakespeare Festival Managing Director
    Phone: (714) 628-7325

    Mailing Address:
    Chapman University
    College of Performing Arts, Department of Theatre
    One University Drive
    Orange, CA 92866
    Attn: Drew Chappell

Festival Rules

In the spirit of fairness, we strictly enforce the time limits for all presentations

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Registration closes January 21, 2022