Saint Louis University and Shakespeare Festival St. Louis are calling students to share their poetic voice. Using quotes and ideas from Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and all styles of poetry, spoken word, and hip-hop we invite you to tell us what Justice and Equality means to you. If you are a high school or college student, submit your video for our Measure for Measure live-streamed film premiere and performance during SHAKE 38, the Festival’s marathon celebration of Shakespeare’s 38 plays.
WHO: You! High school and college students with a poetic voice who care about Justice and Equality.
WHAT: Video poetry slam from students all over the country shared as a short film.
WHEN: Submit your video by April 3, 2015 [EXTENDED!]. Film premieres as part of SHAKE 38 in April 2015.
WHERE: National call. Final poetry slam film premieres at a live-streamed performance at Saint Louis University.
WHY: Your voice matters. Tell the world what Justice and Equality means to you.
HOW: Use quotes below from Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure for inspiration on the themes of Justice and Equality (download link below).
DEFINE IT: with spoken word, poetry or hip hop. WRITE IT: using your voice only or you and your friends. RECITE IT: loud and clear. FILM IT: using whatever camera you’ve got. Make sure your voice can be heard, the camera is still, and that you choose a quiet location without a lot of background noise. SUBMIT IT: fill out the form below and upload your file. If your video is chosen for the final film, you will be notified by April 15, 2015.
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