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Main Stage

The ITF main stage is the only place you can watch the very best high school theatre productions from around the globe all in one location!

The high school cast of a production of the musical Kinky Boots poses at the end of the finale, all wearing thigh-high high-heeled boots.
Kinky Boots | Lincoln Southwest High School | Troupe 6547 | Lincoln, NE | Director: Bob Henrichs

ITF's main stage program honors students, teachers, and school theatre programs by showcasing their superior work in theatrical production on the largest of stages – in front of thousands of enthusiastic Thespians and theatre educators at the annual event on the campus of Indiana University. There's nothing like the rush of presenting or watching a show at ITF! 

During the academic year, Thespian troupes can have their full-length plays and musicals adjudicated for constructive feedback and the chance to be invited to perform on the main stage at ITF. Adjudications are done virtually, and six (6) high-scoring troupes will be selected to bring their full productions to the campus of Indiana University to share with the world. Troupes may also apply to be adjudicated for educational feedback only.

A young black male actors stand onstage in a trench coat holding a briefcase, pointing to the right while singing.
Jerrick Smith | Groundhog Day: The Musical | Bradford High School | Troupe 4982 | Kenosha, WI | Director: Holly Stanfield

Interested in Bringing Your Show to ITF?

For the 2022-2023 school year, productions must be staged from September 1, 2022 - February 15, 2023 by Thespian troupes in good standing to be adjudicated for the ITF main stage lineup.

Troupes must complete the Main Stage Adjudication Application and submit a $249 non-refundable fee by October 15, 2022 to be considered.





Other Helpful Forms
No video license? Download the Main Stage Adjudication Permission Form and submit it to your licensing agency to obtain permission to film a performance specifically for ITF main stage adjudication. Submit to EdTA with a copy of your licensing agreement at least two (2) weeks before your scheduled performance dates.

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