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21st Century Juliet


Calling out all females to act out Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with a twist. Re-enact the below Juliet monologue in our own words for you and our friends to understand.


Who can apply?

Young women between the ages of 12-15



You are Juliet in 2020, calling out for your Romeo, only in words that you would use today; no thou and no thee, instead you and me. Re-enact the below monologue in your own words for you and your friends to understand!


Sample Video Link —


"O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name. Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love And I’ll no longer be a Capulet. ‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy: Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What’s Montague? It is nor hand nor foot Nor arm nor face nor any other part Belonging to a man. O be some other name. What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet; So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d, retain that dear perfection which he owes without that title. Romeo, doff thy name, and for that name, which is no part of thee, take all myself."

Performance Video length —

1 - 2 mins
Video should be created for this challenge and cannot be an existing released work.

Share your video on IGTV tagging @berkleeabudhabi and using the hashtag #BATTLEOFTHEARTS

Submit your video through Private Vimeo, downloadable link to be submitted to along with — Your name - Age


Submission format

MP4 Video


How do I apply?

By email to —



24 August 2020


Judging & Notification

All properly prepared entries will be viewed and judged by a jury panel of experts from the Berklee Abu Dhabi Team.

The winners from each competition will automatically be entered into the final Battle of the Arts organized by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. The #CulturALL community will then be called on to vote for their favourite artworks and choose the final winners for the inaugural Battle of the Arts competition.



1st place — Free access to all Berklee Ignite programs in Fall 2020
2nd place — Free access to Devised Theatre Play in Fall 2020
3rd place — Free access to one of the play readings in Fall 2020


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