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SGCNZ National UOSWSF Festival 2021


SGCNZ National UOSWSF Festival 2021 Tickets

3 Upcoming Events

New Zealand

3 Events

About SGCNZ National UOSWSF Festival 2021

After the turbulent times of 2020 and the transition to online theatre for the 29th year of its Festivals, throughout 2021 SGCNZ is revelling in its 30th Anniversary year. We look forward to celebrating 30 years with a fabulous festival of Shakespeare from students around New Zealand - join us and immerse yourself in their impressive performances! Shakespeare himself lived through tempestuous times and continual outbreaks of the bubonic plague. He incorporated the consequences of death, destruction, and closure of theatres. All are themes with which current audiences can identify and reflect while watching these students interpret Shakespeare’s words in their own imagery, proving his power echoes through time.

After selection at SGCNZ’s 24 Regional University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festivals nationwide, the culmination of approx 48 groups will share their courageous and innovative interpretations of the Bard’s works in 5 and 15-minute scenes on the 5 and 6 of June at the Michael Fowler Centre, finishing with our SGCNZ Alumni providing inspirational talks, other presentations and selected items from Dance Nimble Soles. 

On Sunday evening, members of SGCNZ Young Shakespeare Company 2021, selected from last year’s Regional and National Festivals and SGCNZ National Shakespeare Schools Production week-long intensive, will perform a cue-script production. This will be followed by modelling of the constructed garments, designed by finalists of the SGCNZ Costume Design Competition. Presentation of their prizes will be made, as well as to winners of our Music Composition, Essay, Static Image, Poster and Video Title Card Design Competitions. Then a variety of awards will be presented to acknowledge excellence and expertise in the scenes. Hon Grant Robertson has kindly agreed to be the MC for the evening. He will be joined on stage by several VIPs from central and local Government, key sponsors, Board as well as the Assessors and SGCNZ National Shakespeare Schools Production Selectors. A most memorable, meaningful and entertaining event!