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Henry Kemp-Blair Shakespeare Festival

» Henry Kemp-Blair Shakespeare Festival

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

The festival is FREE for schools and students to attend; however, space is limited and admission is not guaranteed. We ask schools to 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 are awarded for outstanding monologues, outstanding scenes, and individual performances within scene presentations and outstanding designers.

Contact Us


Mailing Address:
Chapman University
College of Performing Arts, Department of Theatre
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
Attn: 2024 HKB Shakespeare Festival

Festival Team

Tamiko S. Washington
Chair, Department of Theatre

Drew Chappell, PhD
High School Coordinator

Stephany Elliott
Department Assistant