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Will Power Summer Camp

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Once again, the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival will offer the Will Power Day Camp, a Shakespeare-based creative drama camp for elementary students, during the summer of 2016.  Please note that because of construction in the Performing Arts Center on Grand Valley’s Allendale Campus, Will Power will only have one 1-week session this year.  The camp will meet from July 18-22.  This camp engages students in Shakespeare’s language and stage craft through exciting games and group activities.  On the final day of camp, students share the things they have learned with family and friends. Click here for more information and registration.

2016 Shakespeare Festival Conference

October 7 - 9, 2016

Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids and Allendale, Michigan

Visit the Festival Website for conference information, call for papers and submission information, and online registration.

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2016 Festival Information Coming Soon

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Fall 2016 Festival Offerings


Measure for Measure

Directed by Roger Ellis

September 30, October 1, 6, 7 at 7 p.m.

October 2, 8, and 9 at 2 p.m.

Teachers Special Student Matinees Oct 3, 4, and 6. Click for more information and registration


Bard to Go:Macbeth

Directed by Michael Mueller

New this season, a 45 minute condensed version of a single Shakespeare play. 

Free Public Performance November 5 at 1 p.m. 
Loosemore Auditorium, Pew Grand Rapids Campus

Secondary School tour
October 14, 21, 28 and November 4

Schools: Click Here for School Performance Information and scheduling

Phyllis Rackin

Resident Festival Scholar

Dr. Phyllis Rackin

Keynote Address for the Shakespeare Festival Conference

Free Public Presentation

October 7 at 4 p.m.
Cook DeWitt 
Allendale Campus 

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Shakespeare Festival Student Competition

$$ Prizes $$ for winners in the following categories:

Undergraduate Critical Writing
Graduate Critical Writing
Visual Arts
Performing Arts

Awards Ceremony and Bard to Go Performance
November 5 at 1 p.m.
Loosemore Auditorium, Pew Grand Rapids Campus 

Visit Theatre at Grand Valley Site to view 2016-2017 Season

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Visit the English Department Site

Member: Shakespeare Theatre Association, Theatre Alliance of Michigan. All shows are associate entries in the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival