DATE: Queen’s Birthday Weekend, Thursday 1 June – Monday 5 June 2017
For the four stimulating days of SGCNZ’s National UOSWSF approximately 520 students from 24 regions gather in Wellington to perform their 15 min and 5 min scenes to their peers and the public. They also participate in workshops taken by leading theatre exponents and practitioners, attend lectures and make enduring friendships. Three Assessors provide oral feedback and written reports, and make awards, assisted by some of the award donors. Throughout the duration of this Festival the designated eligible students will be assessed for compatibility, willingness to learn and suitability for selection for NSSP.
All selected students MUST
attend ALL of the National Festival as defined on back page.
Any group wanting to skip parts of it will be
replaced by one eager to be there.
SGCNZ NATIONAL SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS PRODUCTION (SGCNZ NSSP)
DATE: 1-9 October 2017 (during the school holidays) at Scots College, Wellington
At the National UOSWSF approx 24 more students will be selected to attend NSSP - a week-long intensive workshop studying aspects of Shakespeare with leading tutors and, with 3 directors, working on scenes from 3 of Shakespeare’s plays. These 48 students, chosen from some 5500 nationwide, conclude the week with 2 public performances. They are joined by the Supreme Winners of the SGCNZ Costume Design and SGCNZ/Morrison Music Trust Shakespeare Music Composition Competitions. The cost is $1100, plus travel.
SGCNZ YOUNG SHAKESPEARE COMPANY (SGCNZ YSC)
DATE: 6 July – 25 July 2018 (mostly during mid-year school holidays)
Throughout NSSP week, the students will be assessed for compatibility, willingness to learn and suitability to be chosen as one of approximately 24 to form SGCNZ YSC 2018. This group, at their own expense (around $8500), will travel to the UK for a comprehensive nearly 3 week study tour, coordinated by the SGCNZ with WP Maher Tours and Shakespeare Globe Education, London. The schedule includes being rehearsed by a Globe Director and performing on the Globe stage, theatre tours, a Shakespeare Rally, attending performances, workshops, talkshops; then historical Shakespeare ‘scene setting’, tours and performances in Stratford-Upon-Avon. SGCNZ Teachers Go Global will take place again in 2018. Applications open.
COST TO PARTICIPATE IN FESTIVALS & COMPETITIONS
Costume design, Music Composition, Static Image/Poster, DVD Cover, Essay: School Friends subscription of Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand $175 (including GST) per school or Home School Cluster Group subscription of $92 (including GST) covers all entries. Schools must be financial members at the time of participation in their Regional Festival and the National Festival. Subscription year 1 April - 31 March
For this schools receive 4 Newsletters per annum, event discounts and other information and opportunities, including 10% discount on Shakespeare Globe's online shop.
ENTRIES FOR THE REGIONAL FESTIVALS
Registration is now available online: www.shakespeare.otago.ac.nz or
Get your entries in as soon as possible as once registered you can go back to your registration form to make changes and updates.
View a PDF of the closing dates for entries in each region
THE NATIONAL FESTIVAL
Your online registration form will be reactivated if your group is selected for the National Festival.
Groups not selected who wish to attend the National Festival will be able to access information about that
on the website in April 2017.
CRITERIA - Please read carefully
|-||Students must be from Year 7 - 13; ages no younger than 11 or older than 19. Proportion of Year 7 & 8s must not exceed 20% of the cast and have an extra supervising adult|
|-||Performances may be set in any context, period or place, as long as the
essence and integrity of Shakespeare's play is retained|
|-||Assessment is made on understanding and delivery of the text, interpretation of
characters and theme, vitality and overall impression|
|-||Read and be familiar with the whole play|
|-||Appropriate inclusion of other performing art forms as well as acting is encouraged|
|-||Attention should be paid to connection with the audience, mindful that the plays were
written for audiences in full view of, and acknowledged by, actors|
|-||Consideration should be given to use of space and movement|
|-||Schools/Home School Cluster Groups choose in which region they perform, but may participate in only one region|
|-||Note that another region has been added - those in the Canterbury region need to choose whether to participate in the Canterbury ki ti Raki or Canterbury ki te Tonga Regional Festival|
15 Minute SCENES - Adult- or Student-directed for 2 or more speaking actors (NOT only monologues)
|Selection:||Scene(s) from any one of Shakespeare's plays may be performed|
||Script must be Shakespeare's words from only one play, but may be edited - i.e. cut.|
Strongly text-based performances are encouraged
No less than 10 min; no more than 15 mins
Fifteen (15) minutes from curtain open
to close must not be exceeded
Scenes at Regional Festivals which are outside these times will
not be eligible for selection for the National UOSWSF Scenes at the National Festival outside these
times will not receive awards
5 Minute EXCERPTS - Student-directed for 2 or more speaking actors (NOT only monologues)
|Selection:||Short scenes/excerpts or duologues from any one of
||Script must be Shakespeare's words from only one play, but may be edited - ie cut|
|Timing:||Min 4 mins; max 5 mins |
Five (5) minute maximum from curtain open to close must
not be exceeded
Scenes running outside these times will be treated as above
PROPS & SCENERY
|-||Simplicity is most effective - "let imaginary forces work"|
|-||All scenery and props must be set up and struck afterwards within 2 minutes |
|-||School desks and chairs will be provided |
||Mess e.g. feathers, petals, must be thoroughly cleaned up by groups creating it|
|-||Simplicity is again encouraged|
|-||Basic lighting only is available and an operator supplied - there is
just not enough time for lighting changes to be set |
|-||The Hall windows will be blacked out|
|-||No naked flames, including candles or smoke machines|
|-||The use of live music, own instruments, and singing, are strongly encouraged|
|-||Setting of Shakespeare's words to music preferred to other lyrics|
|-||Dance may be incorporated where appropriate|
|-||Sound can only be operated from the wings|
|-||CD player is available|
|Dawn Sanders, ONZM, QSM - SGCNZ Founder/Chief Executive
||Phone: 04 384 1300 (w)/476 8369 (h)
|& Shakespeare Globe Council, London Member
||Mobile: 027 283 6016
|P O Box 17 215||Fax: 04 384 1301 (w)/476 8754 (h)
|Wellington 6147||Email: email@example.com
SGCNZ is most grateful to the University of Otago, Creative New Zealand, Hotel InterContinental, Trinity College London, Sheilah Winn Charitable Trust, Wellington City Council, TG Macarthy Trust, Sargood Bequest, KPMG, Wellington East Girls’ College, other sponsors and personal donors for assistance towards SGCNZ’s annual University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival. We also gratefully acknowledge the essential further assistance from other venues and sponsors nationwide, donors of awards, the Regional Representatives and thousands of volunteers, teachers, students, parents and others without whose help these Festivals would not happen.
NATIONAL FESTIVAL DETAILS
PLEASE NOTE: Due to continuing seismic work at Wellington East Girls' College, and limited availability of the Michael Fowler Centre and the Opera House, the 2017 National Festival venues and schedule are VERY different from previous years. Read carefully and note new timings and requirements in these four prestigious venues. MFC stage plan will be posted on the website early 2017.
- Michael Fowler Centre (MFC)
- Wellington East Girls' College
- Opera House
- Grand Hall, Parliament
- Emma Hands, International Examiner, Trinity College London
- Peter Hambleton, Actor/Director/SG International Actor Fellow Alumnus
- Heather O'Carroll, BATS Programme Director, SGCNZ Festival Alumna
DRAFT Schedule: **Please note new registration and performance venues.**
View a PDF of the National Schedule
SGCNZ NATIONAL UOSWSF AWARDS (Groups outside time limits will be ineligible.)
This is a Festival rich in creative learning and enjoyment in participation; it is not a competition. Benefits abound from the total experience and participants should absorb what they can from every moment on offer throughout the Festival.
To acknowledge the time, research, leadership, effort, excellence, energy and skills, various awards will
be presented. Recipients will be selected by the Assessors, or by their donors or nominees.
Awards have been generously donated by
Paul Foster-Bell MP, Johan Barton, Paul Collins, Hon Christopher Finlayson, Dan Fraser, Dale & Nina Hendry, Curly Del'Monte (Memorial Award), Drama New Zealand, Frona King (Memorial Award), David Lawrence, Morrison Music Trust, Nanette Wright, Nelson Colleges 1995 Theatre Arts Class, NZ Theatre Federation, SGCNZ Organisers, Patricia Smyth, Patrick Spottiswoode, Speech Communication Association, Speech New Zealand, Peter Vere-Jones, Sam Wanamaker (Memorial Award), Wellington Shakespeare Society, Sheilah Winn CBE (Memorial Award), Toi Whakaari:NZ Drama School, Tony Wolf, Trinity College London
We reserve the right to withhold awards if there is no suitable recipient.
SGCNZ may provide a very limited amount towards cost of travel in hardship cases. Profit from door takings at Regional
Festivals should be used to assist groups travel to the National Festival. Other fund-raising should
begin by groups immediately on selection at their SGCNZ Regional UOSWSF.
View a PDF of accommodation options
WARNING: Drugs and other illegal substances are strictly prohibited. Police will be notified of anyone
caught with or using them. Offenders will be banned from attending the remainder of the Festival. No
smoking or alcohol is permitted within the school buildings or grounds.
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For further information contact:
Dawn Sanders ONZM, QSM
Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ
Level 1, Wellington Arts Centre
65-69 Abel Smith St, Wellington 6011
Postal: P O Box 17 215
Wellington 6147, NZ
P: 04 384 1300 (W) / 04 476 8369 (H)
M: 027 283 6016
F: 04 384 1301 (W) / 04 476 8754 (H)
For SGCNZ UOSWSF & Competition Information & Entry Forms:
shakespeare.otago.ac.nzShakespeare (2017). Version: 1.1.0, Created by: Owen Baxter, Email: OJB@mac.com, Modified: 2010-11-11