Shakespeare Club

Ashley Elementary students read in a classroom

The Shakespeare Club is run in conjunction with the 5th-grade Challenge group.  The purpose of this club is to prepare a group of students to participate in the DPS Shakespeare Festival.  The DPS Shakespeare Festival is the oldest and largest student Shakespeare festival in the country, and perhaps the world, and includes thousands of students and teachers from schools all across the region. 

Students work to memorize and act out a scene, direct the staging, design costumes, and finally perform at the Festival. The Challenge group meets with the Gifted and Talented teacher Mrs. VonTersh once a week.  As the festival gets closer additional practice times are added with Mrs. Hoops during the school day. The festival is held annually in downtown Denver at the Performing Arts Complex in late April.