Welcome to the Goodwill Shakespeare Festival!

Sunday April 28th – Tuesday April 30th 2019

The Goodwill Shakespeare Festival is a multi-discipline arts festival that brings together over 350 students and their teachers, from all over BC, for three days to create, learn, and share their passions.

The festival is three full days of workshops, performances, and social activities. Students choose either the Drama Rotation (nine different workshops in drama, dance, writing, art, etc) OR one of the Intensive Workshops where they work with the same instructor for three days and present their work in the Gala Showcase at the end of the festival.

The festival can best be explained using feedback from the students themselves: “Shakefest is an amazing tradition.” “It’s where kids go to find themselves an escape from the harsh reality known as high school life.” “It is where we allow the theater to take control of us and where we embrace our inner divas and inner stars.” “This festival brings people from all over together in a hodge-podge of acting-stew that we don’t get to experience anywhere else.” “To be able to perform in front of my peers was amazing.” “All the passion that is expressed made me buzz with excitement — Shakefest is such a fun-loving, wonderful journey.”

The modest registration fee ($100 per delegate) includes entrance to all keynotes, workshops and performances, as well as two lunches, and a gift bag which contains a T-shirt, water bottle and/or notepad, and lanyard name tag.

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