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A Night of Shakespeare Shorts

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A Night of Shakespeare Shorts


It’s that time of year for the 2nd Annual A Night of Shakespeare Shorts, Friday, April 17, 2020 at The Phoenix Theater in Petaluma @ 7:30pm hosted by The Petaluma Shakespeare Company. A celebration of Shakespeare’s plays in the form of a non-AEA scene competition.

Grab your scene partners, your favorite Shakespeare scene and sign up with a chance to win $500 for Best Scene of the Evening, $100 for Best Dramatic Scene, $100 for Best Comedic Scene judged by savvy Shakespeare judges from around the Bay Area. Also win $100 for People’s Choice Award which will be decided by the audience.

Criteria for application below. Submission Deadline is March 20, 2020.

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Competition Guidelines

Clearly state directors’ name, performers’ name and group, organization, university, college, school or theater’s name if affiliated.
Clearly state which play, act, scene, lines, and characters.
One 8-10 minute scene from any Shakespeare play per group allowed.
Scene must be directed, blocked, off book and performance ready.
No costumes. Please wear black attire.
No theatrical make up.
Props are not necessary but allowed if essential to the action and something that a character would normally wear or carry such as a handkerchief, a letter, a scarf, a jacket, etc.
No sets. Chairs, stools and tables are allowed.
A short introduction is needed to introduce the play, scene and to set the mood. The introduction can be read by someone in your group or given in advance to Petaluma Shakespeare Company and a member will read it aloud.
Basic stage lights will be available but no special lighting effects.
There will be general sound booms to enhance sound but projection is key.