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The San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival is produced by the San Diego Shakespeare Society in association with Write Out Loud.
Hundreds of students from K-12 representing San Diego City and County schools, perform 10-minute scenes, sonnets, music,and/or dance from Shakespeare’s plays. Truly a sight to behold and enjoyed by hundreds of spectators and proud family members! The Student Shakespeare Festival has been held in beautiful Balboa Park.
“O, how this spring of love resemblethThe Two Gentlemen of Verona (I, iii, 84-87)
The uncertain glory of an April day;
Which now shows all the beauty of the sun…”
We hold workshops for teachers and students to help them prepare for their festival performances:
>> KPBS: Video about the 2011 Festival
>> San Diego Union Tribune: All the Prado’s a Stage
The San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival has been brought to you with a generous donation from the County of San Diego, Community Projects Grant and with major funding from a grant from the Commission for Arts and Culture.
We also acknowledge the help and support of the Old Globe Theater, San Diego.
Our special thanks to Walkers Shortbread for their generous donation of delicious shortbread at Society events.
We also thank all of our other wonderful sponsors and donors. See a list of them.
Thanks also to our performers and you the audience!