Queensland Youth ShakeFest competition

Friday 03 Nov 2017 by Senior School

Last weekend the Redlands College Finalists for the Queensland Youth Shake Fest competition travelled to the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts to participate in a two-day Shakespeare Festival.

Redlands College had their biggest team ever competing in the categories of Photography, Dance, Music, Monologue, Duologue, and Film. Performing beautifully in a wonderful celebration of all things Shakespeare, our students beat out over 5000 entrants across the state to compete against the best of the best.

Tess Fenwick and Chelsea Dawson both performed emotive monologues from A Winter’s TaleLiam Wigney and Chelsea Dawson performed a comical duologue from All’s Well That Ends Well, and Jenna Camilleri, Justin Smith andSophie Gorman created a film based on Hamlet’s Ophelia.

Taking home the titles in their categories: Jenna Camilleri showcased her talent behind the lens, creating a collage of photos inspired by Hamlet, winning first place. Liam Wigney and Chelsea Dawson enchanted the audience with a heart-breaking dance inspired by Romeo and Juliet, taking home the third-place trophy. Laura Eban pulled on heart strings with an original song inspired by Twelfth Night’s character Olivia, also winning third place.


Our biggest congratulations to all of the students who participated.