28 Local high schools competed in a nationwide Shakespeare Competition last Saturday at Playhouse Square. The final round is coming up for a scholarship to Shakespeare’s Globe Theater in London. Among the finalists is Paul Quinn of Lake Ridge Academy.
Quinn performed as Trinculo, a jester among a shipwrecked crew, in Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest”. Jordan Smith was the in-school runner-up. The teacher/coach was Teresa Lee/Jenkins Fowler.
Vying ultimately for a three-week scholarship to study William Shakespeare in London, students from 28 Northern Ohio high schools competed by individually giving dramatic performances of well-known Shakespeare monologues and sonnets.
The winner of the lively Competition at Playhouse Square in Cleveland was Roan Martin-Hayden of the Toledo School for the Arts. He won an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City for the National Competition in April.
The regional competition was held Saturday, February 21st, at The Idea Center of Playhouse Square, Cleveland. The Competition was sponsored by the Cleveland Branch of The English-Speaking Union in partnership with Great Lakes Theater.