What celebration of educational theatre is complete without showcasing the performances that Thespians, theatre students, and their teachers create? From full-length productions on the main stage to one-acts that highlight the best work from chapter events around the world, you’ll find multiple new shows to watch each day!
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Main Stage Showcase
Chapter Select Showcase
Thespy® Awards Showcase
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 the International Thespian Festival. Adjudications are done virtually, and six high-scoring troupes will be selected to bring their full productions to the campus of Indiana University to share with the world.
For the 2022-2023 school year, productions must be staged from September 1 - February 15, 2023 by Thespian troupes in good standing to be adjudicated for the ITF Main Stage Lineup. Troupes may also apply to be adjudicated for educational feedback only.
Troupes must complete the Main Stage Adjudation Application with a non-refundable $249 fee by October 15, 2022 to be considered.
View the Main Stage Guide for complete details about the selection process.
Submit a main stage adjudication application.
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Do you live for discovering a new favorite show? Chapter Select Showcase includes a lineup of nearly 20 one-act productions from around the world. Troupes selected to perform must be recommended by their chapter. Join the audience to discover rich new theatrical works or to rediscover a classic piece from a fresh new angle.
View the Chapter Select Guide for complete details about the selection process.
Broadway has the Tonys, Hollywood has the Oscars®, Thespians have the Thespys®. The International Thespian Excellence Awards recognize the highest level of achievement in school theatre performance and technical theatre. Thespians who receive overall Superior scores at a chapter qualifying event are invited to have their performances adjudicated at the international level. The top scorers in each category will be announced live at the Thespy Award Showcase, the culminating event of the festival, which also features selected performances and highlights from technical categories.
For more information, visit the official Thespys website:
FIND YOUR CHAPTER QUALIFYING EVENT
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