Queensland Youth Shakespeare Festival Finals 2014
Adrien Van Bruinessen | On 10, Oct 2014
OhÂ Shake Fest, Shake Fest! Wherefore art thou Shake Fest?Â Why, at the BrisbaneÂ Powerhouse of course! Shake & Stir Theatre Co presents the Queensland Youth Shakespeare Festival Finals 2014.
Shake & Stir is one of Australiaâ€™sÂ most prominentÂ contemporary youth theatre companies,Â focusing on the creation of new work. TheyÂ compose an annual season of in-school and MainStage productions for primary and secondary students, and often win prestigious awards for these productions.
Shake FestÂ offersÂ the excitingÂ chance for students all across Queensland to involve themselves in, and celebrate, the works of William Shakespeare. This is the perfectÂ opportunity for Queenslandâ€™s secondary school students, who have a passion for Shakespeare and theatre, to share this interest and ambition with other like-minded people.
The festivalÂ combines several art forms across multiple competitive categories, including monologue, duologue, scene, dance, music, design, photography and film.Â ThisÂ provides students withÂ aÂ unique opportunityÂ to flaunt their talents while further learning and developing their skills.
State Finalists will take to the Powerhouse Theatre stage toÂ compete for a spot in the Top 30, and the chance toÂ be involved inÂ a fully realised Shakespearean Production at Brisbane Powerhouse.
Last yearâ€™s Shake Fest attracted over 5,500 competitors across the Sunshine State, so don’tÂ miss out on this exciting opportunity.Â Whether you wish to be on the stage or in the audience, this above all: to thine own self be true, and buy a ticket!
What: Queensland Youth Shakespeare Festival Finals 2014
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre
When: Friday October 17thÂ – Competition workshops (for participants only) 9amâ€“3pm
Saturday October 18thÂ – Competition sessions
9am Dance & Music
1pm Monologue & Scene
(Each session runs for 95 mins)
How Much: From $12
Website: Visit www.brisbanepowerhouse.org to purchase tickets
Image credits: Dylan Evans