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Cape High sophomore wins Delaware Shakespeare competition

Kylie Daisey to perform sonnet, monologue in New York City
March 18, 2019

A Cape High sophomore will head to New York City April 28 to compete in a national Shakespeare competition.

Kylie Daisey’s performance as Katerina in “The Taming of the Shrew” and recitation of Sonnet 146 won top honors at the Delaware competition Feb. 9, earning her a spot at the 36th annual English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition.

“I chose that monologue because it’s not lovey-dovey. It’s strong, and I felt I could portray it well,” she said.

Kylie said she will perform the same monologue, but has chosen to recite Sonnet 119 at the national competition.

A theater pathway student, Kylie is stage manager for Cape High’s production of “The Little Mermaid,” which ran March 7-10. She has attended the Possum Point Players junior workshop program for several years and plans to pursue a career in theater after high school graduation.

Cape High Theater Director Sadie Andros attended the state competition and said she was impressed with the amount of time and effort Kylie spent preparing.

“She performed beautifully,” Andros said. “Through her acting, she communicated the meaning of some very complex Shakespearean verse in a way that a modern audience could easily understand. I believe that Kylie has so much talent at her young age, and I can't wait to see what's next for her!”