FAQs

Some Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: “How do I get costumes for my thespians?”
A: Many schools’ Coordinators choose to make their own costumes. However, if you don’t know a costumer you may find the Denver Public Schools Costume Shop an excellent resource. NO BARE FEET ALLOWED AT THE FESTIVAL FOR SAFETY REASONS.

Q: “When and where does the Festival take place?”
A: The 33rd Annual Shakespeare Festival takes place on Friday, April 28th, 2017 at the Denver Performing Arts Complex (DPAC). At 10am, the Opening Ceremonies are held at 15th & Arapahoe. We then parade down the 16th Street Mall to the DPAC, and performances are held there from 10:45 until 4:15 pm.

Q: “Must lines be memorized for the auditions?”
A: Yes. Students MUST have ALL lines memorized for auditions. We request 2 minutes for your auditions. For audition information, please contact Anna Estes at Anna_Estes@dpsk12.org

Q: “Must this be performed in Shakespeare English?”
A: Yes. Lines may be cut for ease of performance, as long as the integrity of the scene is unchanged.

Q: “Is there a fee to participate in the Festival?”
A: No. The Festival is open and free to the public, however if you wish to perform on stage, you need to audition prior to the Festival. For audition information, please contact Anna Estes at Anna_Estes@dpsk12.org

Q: “What are the dimensions of each stage??”
A: Most of the stages are 16′ wide by 16′ deep, however our some of the stages within the Denver Performing Arts Complex do provide performers with additional space.

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