Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival to Perform at International Event

Author: Christine Sopczynski

International Youth Arts Festival

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF) will present Pericles by William Shakespeare as part of the 2011 International Youth Arts Festival from July 3 through 11, 2011 near London at the Rose Theatre Studio in Kingston upon Thames, England.

Directed by NDSF Ryan Producing Artistic Director Jay Paul Skelton, the production features an international cast and crew, including two University of Notre Dame Department of Film, Television, and Theatre students, Nicholas Brandt and Carolyn Demanelis. They received special travel awards from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. The College of Arts and Letters also provided funding for the production.

“It’s certainly an honor to be invited to join such a wonderful collection of international artists,” says Skelton. “This production marks our entrance onto the world stage and brings increased recognition to our unique program and the University’s interest in promoting its leadership in the arts.”

NDSF is one component of Shakespeare at Notre Dame that also includes the McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies and Actors From The London Stage. Its mission is to establish the University nationally and internationally as a center for the study of Shakespeare in performance.

In its third year of operations, the International Youth Arts Festival shares and produces work in a variety of art forms.

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