Richmond Shakespeare’s Bardathon offers an opportunity for students from many different schools to collaborate on the production of a single Shakespeare play. The program is produced with ongoing annual support from the Richmond Chapter of the English Speaking Union, which allows schools to participate in the Bardathon free of charge.
Beginning in the fall, each participating school group is assigned a single scene in the selected Shakespeare play. Over the following months, students prepare this scene under the guidance of a faculty sponsor, and with the support of Richmond Shakespeare education staff. The following spring (typically mid-March), pieces of the play prepared by each school group come together over the course of a full day of performance. The show is streamed live online to allow schools, parents, community groups, and other audiences to enjoy the performance. While most participating schools are from the Greater Richmond community, a Russian school from St. Petersburg has participated in each of the past two years, and the 2012 online audience comprised viewers from six different countries!
Our 2015-16 Bardathon will be Twelfth Night. The final performance will be on March 24, 2016. Please contact our Education Director, Addie Barnhart for additional information at: Addie@QuillTheatre.org