Cape High sophomore Kylie Daisey placed as a semifinalist in the 36th annual National Shakespeare Competition in New York City April 29. Kylie competed against 50 other American students on stage at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center Theater. To qualify, Kylie won the regional English-Speaking Union competition in Delaware in February.
As part of the competition, students perform a monologue and recite a sonnet from Shakespeare’s work and are judged on their understanding of the text and ability to communicate their interpretation to the audience. Students attended two days of educational and cultural activities, including an acting workshop with Eunice Robert, dean of the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England.
More than 20,000 high-school students participate at school, regional and national levels of competition each year; more than 325,000 students have participated since the competition’s 1983 inception.
A theater pathway student, Kylie plans to pursue a career in theater after high school graduation.