The 2019 14th Annual Vento Shakespeare Festival will take place on
Friday, April 12th, at 9 a.m. at the Nisky Moravian Church.
Tickets are free for children, and $10 for adults, at the door.
For more information call (340) 775-7877,
or email: Education@PistarckleTheater.com

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

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

The 14th Annual 2019 Annual Vento Shakespeare Festival will take place on Friday, April 12, at 9 a.m. at the Nisky Moravian Church, near Nisky Center. Last year’s event was an overwhelming success, with approximately 120 students and 8 teachers participating. Once again, the general public is invited to this year’s event event, again overseen by Shakespearean scholar Pamela New, with the assistance of 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. 

Each year, students and faculty from St. Thomas and St. Croix gather at the Nisky Center Moravian Church to recreate scenes from some of William Shakespeare’s most memorable plays. The tremendous talent these children displayed in 2018 warranted several awards. in 2018, 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.

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 the 2018 in-school Shakespeare Workshops. This year, workshops are also taking place in schools throughout the Virgin Islands

Pistarckle's Shakespearean Scholar Pamela New during the 2018 in-school Shakespeare Workshops. This year, workshops are also taking place in schools throughout the Virgin Islands

Photo from last year’s 13th Annual Vento Shakespeare Festival participants await their turn to take stage

Photo from last year’s 13th Annual Vento Shakespeare Festival participants await their turn to take stage