USC Winners in the Shakespeare Scene and Monologue Contest Announced!
On February 10, sixty-five Boyce, Fort Couch, and USC High School students participated in the preliminary rounds of the Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Shakespeare Scene and Monologue Contest. Over 1,100 students from the region were a part of the first round of competition, portraying characters from across Shakespeare’s many works. In preparation for the competition, USC students were coached by district gifted education coordinators.
Following the preliminary rounds, USC High School junior Ben Nadler and senior Sriparna Sen were invited to the Showcase of Finalists on Monday, February 16, along with fourteen other high school scene and monologue participants. After a second performance as “Lysander” and “Hermia” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream,
the judges announced Ben and Sriparna as the winners of the Pittsburgh Public Theater's
21st Annual Shakespeare Monologue & Scene Contest. The students are commended for this exceptionally high level of achievement in the arts! (Pictured, left to right, are Sriparna Sen, Dr. Tim Wagner, and Ben Nader at the Showcase of Finalists.)