Felicity Bryant Wins Shakespeare Competition

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Felicity Bryant Wins Shakespeare Competition

Felicity Bryant, a junior in the Musical Theatre & Drama conservatory, won the school Shakespeare competition in January. She performed Sonnet #29 and her monologue was from "A Comedy of Errors," Act III, Scene 2 (Antipholus of Syracuse). She starting memorizing the pieces at the beginning of the school year; when she realized she was really enjoying it, she began to develop the character not only vocally, but with movement/physicality. 

Felicity competed against 50 other students, and moves to the regionals in San Diego, where she will be competing against anywhere from 7 - 30 students. The winner of that competition represents San Diego in the finals in New York City in May. The competition is sponsored by the English Speaking Union of the United States (click here for more info.)

"Even though it's scary and nerve wracking, it's a great learning experience," says Felicity. "I've done the competition for two years. Even though I didn't start out as a huge Shakespeare fan, studying Shakespeare has helped me gain confidence in performing in front of peers and judges. He's kind of growing on me."