Theatre Student Wins National Award

MSA Theatre’s Evelyn Hall had an outstanding performance at the 41st National Shakespeare Competition at the Lincoln Center in New York City winning third place for her rendition of Jailer’s Daughter in The Two Noble Kinsmen and Sonnet 71, and taking home a $1,000 prize! Congratulations Evy!

Forty-four semi-finalists performed from across the country, along with parents, branch coordinators, and supporters. Students participated in educational and cultural activities, including an acting workshop with Broadway veteran Erin Dilly at the English-Speaking Union National Headquarters in midtown, a double-decker bus tour of New York City and a performance of Kimberly Akimbo on Broadway.

The English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition is a school-based program designed to help students develop their speaking and critical thinking skills and their appreciation of literature as they explore the beauty of the language and timeless themes in Shakespeare’s works.


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