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BRANCH COMPETITION DATE: Saturday, February 22, 2020

(times may alter slightly by no more than an hour in either direction) 

GIVE YOUR STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENTER THIS PRESTIGIOUS CONTEST & TO PRACTICE SPEECH

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A NO FEE TUTORIAL 
from Joshua Murphy! 
Contact us ASAP for any assistance you may need. 

OUR COMPETITION IS GROWING! 

This year, the Phoenix Branch Competition is bigger and better than ever and there is still room for more! 

ESU Competition: school winners compete to represent Phoenix at the national competition in New York City.   NEW THIS YEAR! The top TWO students from each entered school will be eligible to compete.

Monologue Exhibition: non-competing students have the opportunity to speak the speech on a professional stage.

Sonnet Writing Competition: Anonymously voted on by the audience, students may submit an original sonnet following the Shakespearean structure.

Workshop: Work with associate actor Joshua Murphy on your monologue. 

Backstage Tour and In-Depth Q and A: Sit down with Southwest Shakespeare Company members and gain insight on what it takes to make a production come to life!

WHAT IS THE ESU AND THE COMPETITION ALL ABOUT? 

The English Speaking Union is a national organization that employs English as a catalyst to foster global understanding and goodwill by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members. The Monologue and Sonnet competition provides an opportunity for high school students to test their oration and acting skills at the school, branch, and national level for the opportunity to win scholarships and international training opportunities.