ABOUT BARD YOUTH FEST
Bard Youth Fest is an opportunity for students to explore the many ways that Shakespeare’s language can be reimagined, reconfigured, and reinterpreted in ways that best resonate with them.
Join your peers and a professional theatre artist from Bard on the Beach as we playfully explore the language, characters, and plays of William Shakespeare. Together, we’ll explore how they can be reimagined, reconfigured, and reinterpreted in ways that best resonate with you. By the end of the program, you and your peers will collaboratively create an original 20-minute piece inspired by Shakespeare to share with your friends, family, and participants from other troupes at a Finale in June on the BMO Main Stage at Bard on the Beach.
Bard Youth Fest Fall 2023 Student Info Package (Click to open PDF)
Who can participate? Columbia College students in all programs are welcome to participate. No experience required – just a sense of curiosity and an open heart!
When will rehearsals be held? Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 pm from September 5 to November 25, 2023 (except Week 6 will be on Thursday)
Where will rehearsals be held? In-person at the Columbia College Main Campus, Room TBD.
Rehearsals: Tuesdays at 4:30-6:30 pm from September 19, 2023 to November 25, 2023 at Columbia College North Campus Room (except Week 6 will be on Thursday)
Stage Rehearsal: Friday, November 24, 2023 on the Newmont Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre (Exact time TBD)
Finale: Saturday, November 25, 2023 on the Newmont Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre (Exact time TBD)
Contact: Zerlinda, Student Life Coordinator