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 38th Annual Shakespeare Festival takes place on Friday, April 22th, 2022 at the Arts Complex. At 10am, the Opening Ceremonies are held at 15th & Arapahoe. We then parade down the 16th Street Mall to the Arts Complex, and performances are held there from 10:45 until 4:15 pm.

Q: “Must lines be memorized for the previews?”
A: Yes. Students should have all lines memorized for previews. We request 2 minutes for your preview. For preview information, please contact Anna Estes or Jacqueline Crowley at Anna_Dyste@dpsk12.org or Jacqueline_Crowley@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. In addition, the Denver Public Schools Shakespeare Festival is proud to showcase the work of our non-English speaking students on a multi-lingual stage.

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 preview scenes prior to the Festival. For preview information, please contact Anna Estes or Jacqueline Crowley at Anna_Dyste@dpsk12.org or Jacqueline_Crowley@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 Arts Complex do provide performers with additional space.

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