For Immediate Release
Further information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5957
March 29, 2018 - King’s College Theatre Department will host the annual George P. and Giovita Maffei Family High School Shakespeare Competition on Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, in the George P. Maffei II Theatre. High school students will participate in acting competitions for cash prizes by presenting material from Shakespearean literature in various artistic forms.
The Maffei High School Shakespeare Competition empowers participants, cultivates artistry in language, develops the art and craft of acting, and understanding of William Shakespeare.
The Registration deadline is Monday, April 23. Monetary prizes will be awarded for the top three winners in two categories: Monologue and Scene Acting. The awarded cash prizes for the Monologue Competition are $1,000 for first place, $500 for second, and $250 for third and is the Scene Competition are $1,400 for first place, $700 for second, and $350 for third.
The competition is designed for high school students to experience the excitement of live performance while learning the works of William Shakespeare with direct evaluation by theatre and literary professionals. Any student of a public, private school, or home school in ninth through twelfth grade is eligible to participate in the competition.
The basic registration fee of $15 has been waived by the Maffei family. In the Acting competitions, students can choose to perform a Shakespearian monologue and/or a scene from one of The Bard’s plays. Students may participate in all both competitions. For competition guidelines or online registration, please visit the website http://wp.kings.edu/shakespeare/.
King’s has offered theatre productions for local audiences since 1950. The George P. Maffei II Theatre is located in the Administration Building on North River Street. For more information on the competition guidelines or to request a registration packet, please contact M. Sheileen Godwin, Chair, Department of Theatre at King’s College, at (570) 208-5377 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
King’s College Theatre Department will host the annual George P. and Giovita Maffei Family High School Shakespeare Competition on Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.