ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
shake & stir presents the 2021 QLD Youth Shakespeare Festival
In 2021 we propel into a new year of creativity, expression and belonging. Our improved format gives more of your students the opportunity to hone their artistic skills and thrive in an all-inclusive, multi-genre creative celebration of the works of William Shakespeare. SHAKE FEST is a cross-schools Festival connecting students, their teachers, and schools across the state to one of QLD’s most highly regarded professional theatre companies.
Young Musicians, Dancers, Filmmakers, Artists and Actors can all participate – making Shake Fest a sure-fire way to engage all the creative students at your school, so they can put to use all their unique talents. So, save the dates and get your school registered – we can’t wait to see what they create.
FESTIVAL TIMELINE/HOW IT WORKS
Once enrolling your school in Shake Fest 2021, you and your students will have access to a suite of resources that are released throughout the year to help guide and inspire them as they prepare. Our Shake Fest Studio will keep the process dynamic and fun, no matter where your students are. Your students can get started straight away and have until July to create their unique entry which they submit online.
Once reviewed, your students will receive comprehensive feedback on their submissions to help them on their creative journey. Selected students will be invited to the State Showcase in October and be able to use Term 3 to adapt their piece for a staged performance.
The State Showcase is our two-day extravaganza to applaud QLD student’s creative work. It begins with a full day of free workshops where students can hone their skills and forge friendships with likeminded students across the state. The following day they will showcase their work in a staged Shakespeare festival for parents and friends.
MONOLOGUE // DUOLOUGUES // DANCE // MUSIC // DESIGN // PHOTOGRAPHY // FILM
REGISTRATION OPEN – NOVEMBER 2020
SUBMISSIONS DUE – JULY 19, 2021
SUBMISSION FEEDBACK – AUGUST 23, 2021
SHAKE FEST STATE SCHOWCASE – OCTOBER 15 + 16, 2021
ENROLMENT / PARTICIPATION / REGISTRATION FEE (including GST)
$495 – 5 or more participating students
$330 – 4 or less participating students
Schools with an ICSEA value of 1000 or less are eligible for a 40% reduction of enrolment fees.
Our Enrolment fees are all inclusive, giving you access to –
- Our festival resources kit
- Unlimited number of student submissions
- Full access to Shake Fest Studio so your students can get creating
- Continued interaction with shake & stir throughout the year
- Personalised feedback from industry professionals on students’ submissions
- Selected students’ participation in our State Showcase