Our first annual high school festival, ShakesPeers, was held February 10, 2020 at The Ware Center in downtown Lancaster!

That was such a successful, exciting day. 34 high school students from public, private, parochial, urban and suburban schools came together to compete, learn, perform and share their enthusiasm for the Bard. Should we do this again next year? Yes we should! And we will! Our team is hard at work, brainstorming for multiple scenarios. If we are able to gather in person safely this winter — hooray! Or we’ll find a great, virtual alternative to keep the momentum of this festival going.

Are you interested in participating? Or do you know a student who would shine in this setting? Please email and we will keep you updated as plans for the next festival develop.