The Bardie Awards 2016

The purpose of the Bardie Awards is to acknowledge and offer recognition to outstanding work in all things Shakespeare.

Winners should contact us for the Bardie award graphic for display on their website.


Best Conference of the Year: Blackfriars Conference & Blackfriars XSW (carried over into 2016), American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, Virginia



Best Shakespeare Film of the Year: Macbeth, dir. by Jason Kurzel (submit nominations and screeners by emailing

Best Shakespeare Book of the Year: The Gap of Time, by Jeannette Winterson, Hogarth, October 2015

Best Shakespeare YouTube Clip of the Year: Mean Tweets, Shakespeare Edition, Great River Shakespeare Festival

Best Shakespeare-inspired series: Lovely Little Losers, by the The Candle Wasters, a serial retelling of Love’s Labour’s Lost



Teacher of the Year: Richard and Anne DiPrima, founders of Young Shakespeare Players (YSP), have inspired generations of young people to fall in love with the works of Shakespeare through their immersive, inclusive program.

Training Program of the Year: Shakespearean Youth Theatre



Best Professional Production: Twelfth Night and What You Will, Bedlam, NYC

Best Non-Professional Production: Romeo & Juliet, Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park, Lenox, MA

From the nominator: Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park was founded by Enrico Spada, who adapted and directed the production.  Enrico is an amazing Shakespeare advocate and educator. 

People’s Choice

NOMINATE YOUR CHOICES for these awards today and we’ll announce them throughout the week! Nominate by emailing with the phrase “Bardies 2016” in the subject heading.

Best Website:

Best Resource Site:

Best Collegiate Shakespearean Program:

Best Children’s Educational Program (K-12):

Best 2013 Shakespearean Production (Professional):

Best 2013 Shakespearean Production (Collegiate or Community):

Best Original Concept:

Best Original Costume Design:

The Bold Bardie Award (most avant-garde, risqué or controversial):


For more information or to submit nominations throughout the year, contact

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