Bard-a-Thon 2018 - February 17-24
Bard-a-thon is our 6-day celebration of all of Shakespeare’s works. members of the community gather to read plays and sonnets 24 hours a day until we’ve read them all!

Volunteers facilitate each show around the clock. They assign roles and keep the plays moving. People from all over the Fairbanks area come to read at all hours of the day and night, and callers from around the world join us by speakerphone. Readers of all abilities are welcome. School groups come in during the weekdays for special educational sessions.

The first Bard-a-Thon was held in 1999 at the Fairbanks Masonic Temple. The event later migrated to the Empress Theater, then spent a year at the Fairbanks Community Museum before coming to its current home, the friendly confines of Raven Landing Community Center at 1222 Cowles Street. The next Bard-a-Thon will be held in early 2018.

Some short videos about Bard-a-thon and how it affects our community are available here and here