Bard Youth Fest
A journey of creativity and discovery providing young people with an opportunity to make Shakespeare their own.
Gather a group of young people and collaborate with professional Theatre Artists to create bold, original, youth-led performances. Then join in a non-competitive Finale that celebrates the infinite ways young people play, think about, and perform Shakespeare!
Troupes may be formed through schools or in the community.
As we look at the 2021/2022 school year, Bard Youth Fest will adapt to incorporate digital and in-person programming as needed.
The students enjoyed creating and performing their own story with the guidance of the Bard actor. My students were so pumped after their performance. It made all the work worth it! – Troupe Champion
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Elementary and Middle-level troupes
Apply to Participate
To apply to participate in Bard Youth Fest, please fill out the application form below. Applications will be open until October 15, 2021, at 5 pm.
For more information, please contact Melanie Hiepler, Education Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bard Youth Fest is made possible thanks to the ingenuity and generosity of the Pamela and David Richardson Family Foundation.