13th Annual Vento Shakespeare Festival A Success

 Pistarckle's Shakespearean Scholar with participants from the 13th Annual Vento Shakespeare Festival event, April 2018, hosted at the Nisky Moravian Church Community Center

Pistarckle's Shakespearean Scholar with participants from the 13th Annual Vento Shakespeare Festival event, April 2018, hosted at the Nisky Moravian Church Community Center

The 2018 Annual Vento Shakespeare Festival was an overwhelming success, with approximately 120 students and 8 teachers participating. The event, well attended by the general public, was overseen by Shakespearean scholar Pamela New, with the assistance of Pistarckle’s Project manager Julie Baber. Sponsors included the Vento Charitable Trust, Auven Therapeutics, Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, Emerald Beach Hotel, and the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts. 

Students and faculty from St. Thomas and St. Croix gathered at the Nisky Center Moravian Church on April 1 to recreate scenes from some of William Shakespeare’s most memorable plays. The tremendous talent these children displayed warranted several awards. Eight ‘Best Of’ Awards included: Best Monologue/Senior Monologue: Kade’jah Stevens of St. Croix Educationa Complex; Best Scene/Senior Ensemble: Day Adventist School Ensemble; and Best Scene/Junior Ensemble: Nisky Moravian School; Best Actor/Senior Ensemble: James Nosty of Day Adventist; Best Actor/Junior Ensemble: Teague Hewlett of Nisky Moravian School; Best Actress/Senior Ensemble: Shenee Charles of Ivanna Eudora Kean High School; Best Actress/Senior Monologue Actress: K’Maia Clouden of St. Croix Educational Complex; Best Actress/Junior Ensemble: J’Nya Etienne of Lockhart School.

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Other Awards included: Clear Energetic Storytelling/Senior Ensemble: Day Adventist School; Clear Energetic Storytelling/Senior Monologue: Martina Florent of St. Croix Educational Complex; Clear Energetic Storytelling/Junior Ensemble: Lockhart School; Physical Transformation/Senior Ensemble: St. Croix Educational Complex; Physical Transformation/Senior Monologue: Liza Perdomo Alvarez of St. Croix Educational Complex; Physical Transformation/Junior Ensemble: Nisky Moravian School; Commitment to Character/Senior Ensemble: Ivanna Eudora Kean High School; Commitment to Character/Senior Monologue: Jahmaris Martha Nesbitt of St. Croix Educational Complex; Commitment to Character/Junior Ensemble: Nisky Moravian School; Energetic Opening/Senior Ensemble: Ivanna Eudora Kean High School; Energetic Opening/Senior Monologue: Adelle Cuffy of Charlotte Amalie High School; Energetic Opening/Junior Ensemble: Lockhart School; Supportive Ensemble/Senior Ensemble: Charlotte Amalie High School; Supportive Ensemble/Junior Ensemble: Nisky Moravian School; Most Creative Production Elements/Senior Ensemble: Day Adventist; Most Creative Production Elements/Senior Monologue: Cassandra Guadalupe of St. Croix Educational Complex; Most Creative Production Elements/Junior Ensemble: Nisky Moravian School; Rising Stars/Junior Monologue/Duo; Ashley Cypre and Oliver Bredy of Tutu Church of God; 

For more details on Pistarckle’s Youth Education and Enrichment Programs, call (340) 776-7877 or email marketing@pistarckletheater.com.

 

 Pistarckle's Shakespearean Scholar Pamela New during in-school Shakespeare Workshops

Pistarckle's Shakespearean Scholar Pamela New during in-school Shakespeare Workshops

 13th Annual Vento Shakespeare Festival 2018 participants await their turn to take stage

13th Annual Vento Shakespeare Festival 2018 participants await their turn to take stage