Calls for budding performers to enter Canning Shakespeare Competition

Zac Karini from Austin Cove Baptist College takes to the stage for the Canning Shakespeare Competition.
Zac Karini from Austin Cove Baptist College takes to the stage for the Canning Shakespeare Competition.

BUDDING young performers are invited to enter the 2019 Canning Shakespeare Competition.

The competition invites teenagers to record and submit a monologue performance from one of William Shakespeare’s works and is open to students in Year 10 to 12 who live or study in the Canning electorate.

From the entrants, 10 finalists will be chosen to perform their monologue live on stage at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre in front of a panel of judges.

Canning MP Andrew Hastie said the competition was now in its fourth year and gave local youth a unique opportunity to take to the stage.

“The Canning Shakespeare Competition is an exciting opportunity for local students to practice their theatrical skills and engage with the work of our most influential poet and playwright,” he said.

“There are big prizes to be won, as well as the opportunity to meet and receive feedback from accomplished members of WA’s performing arts community.”

Monologues must be a maximum of 2.5 minutes long and should be performed in character and recited from memory.

The winner will receive $1000 while second and third place will get $750 and $500 respectively.

Submissions must be sent to Andrew Hastie’s office before 5pm, August 2.

The 10 finalists will perform at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre’s Fishtrap Theatre on August 31.

Visit www.andrewhastie.com.au/shakespeare2019 for more information.