Shakespeare Challenge Recital and Photography Exhibit
Remarkably unique, City Hearts’ annual “Self-Challenge” festival is an integral part of our full-year programming which includes the SHAKESPEARE CHALLENGE competition, DANCE & MUSIC Recitals, and PHOTO Exhibitions. Students from all our sites and schools gather together to participate in this rare performance/exhibition opportunity, to “challenge” themselves, learn from fellow students of other culturally-rich & diverse communities, and showcase their works before a panel of supportive Judges who are professionals, actors, educators, and prominent in their fields.
The audience of fellow students, parents, school administrators, and community leaders share in the enjoyment of the beautiful suroundings, grounds, and stage at The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, an outdoor Shakespearean theatre surrounded by oaks in the Santa Monica Mountains. This excursion into nature is an important ingredient that enriches the instructional program, while inter-community work inspires our students to develop their skills and build a life of quality through creative, meaningful engagement and social and artistic interaction.