There’s nothing like the rush of presenting a show for thousands of enthusiastic Thespians—or the electricity you’ll feel being part of all-Thespian audience. 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!
During the 2021-2022 academic year, Thespian troupes have the opportunity for their full-length productions to be adjudicated for constructive feedback and the chance to be invited to perform on the main stage at the International Thespian Festival. Adjudications will be done virtually, and eight high-scoring troupes will be selected to bring their full productions to the campus of Indiana University to share with the world.
View the main stage guide for more details!
Do you live for discovering a new favorite show? ITF’s showcase of Chapter Select performances celebrates over 20 one-act productions from across Thespian Nation. Join the audience to discover rich new theatrical works or to rediscover a classic piece from a fresh new angle. Every show represents the absolute best from chapters far and wide!
Thespian chapters have the opportunity to send one top-scoring one-act performance from their respective festivals/conferences to the International Thespian Festival. At least 20 Chapter Select performances will be showcased at ITF 2022, and slots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Chapter directors must submit their recommendations to EdTA by April 1, 2022.
For more information, see the application and submission details.
Broadway has the Tonys, Hollywood has the Oscars®, and 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.
For more information, visit Thespys.org.
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