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Performances

Performances

Each year, ITF showcases the best high school theatre across the country. This year, ITF will celebrate the creativity and resilience of theatre students and teachers during the pandemic by showcasing productions created especially for virtual audiences. Those include:
  • Main Stage productions of full-length plays and musicals selected through a special screening process
  • Chapter Select shows chosen through one-act festivals and competitions across the country
  • Staged Readings will be chosen following submissions from students (ending June 1).



Main Stage Performances

 

TOP 6 PRIME-TIME SHOWS ON ITF 2021 MAIN STAGE

CLYBOURNE PARK
By Bruce Norris
Director: Roberta Emerson
Montverde Academy, Troupe 3977
Montverde, Florida

DISTANCE LEARNING
By Carey Crim
Director: J. Jason Daunter
Claremont High School, Troupe 2129
Claremont, California

A KILLER PARTY: A MURDER MYSTERY MUSICAL
Music by Jason Howard, Lyrics by Nathan Tysen, Book by Rachel Exler & Kait Kerrigan
Director: John Monteverde
South Eugene Theatre, Troupe 750
Eugene, Oregon

CLUE, THE STAY AT HOME COMEDY (HS VERSION)
Adapted from the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn
Additional Materials by Hunter Foster, Eric Price & Sandy Rustin
Adapted from the Paramount Pictures film written by Jonathan Lynn and the board game from Hasbro, Inc.

Director: Jonathan Luke Stevens
Ashland High School, Troupe 4630
Ashland, Oregon

SHE KILLS MONSTERS VIRTUAL REALMS
By Qui Nguyen 
Director: Danielle Miller
Hoboken High School, Troupe 7268
Hoboken, New Jersey

Disney's NEWSIES
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Jack Feldman, Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White

Director: Bob Henrichs
Lincoln Southwest High, Troupe 6547
Lincoln, Nebraska
 

7 ADDITIONAL MAIN-STAGE MARATHON SHOWS RUNNING ON DEMAND AT ITF 2021

GHOSTLIGHT
By Stephen Gregg
Director: David Tate Hastings
Olathe South High School, Troupe 5006
Olathe, Kansas

BREATHING THROUGH COVID
By the Company of Breathing Through Covid
Directors: Andrea Lee Roney & Debra Buckner
North Penn High School, Troupe 5464
Lansdale, Pennsylvania

THE TEMPEST
By William Shakespeare
Director: Clark Taylor
Mount Vernon High School, Troupe 7702
Sandy Springs, Georgia

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
By Oscar Wilde
Director: Pamela Hurt
Prestonwood Christian Academy, Troupe 6605
Plano, Texas

THE HOPE PROJECT
By Daniel K. Isaac
Director: WT McRae
The Berkeley Carroll School, Troupe 3946
Brooklyn, New York

WOMEN OF SPOON RIVER
From the anthology by Edgar Lee Masters
Directors: Jill Campbell with Kailani Stroup (student)
State College Area High School, Troupe 5029
State College, Pennsylvania

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Director: Katherine Rochon
New Jersey All State Musical
New Jersey


Chapter Select Performances

The Chapter Select Performances showcase outstanding one-acts from chapters around the globe. The following troupes have been selected by their chapters to perform a one-act during ITF 2021:
 

THE VERY GREY MATTER OF EDWARD BLANK
By Familia de la Noche Theatre Company Ltd.
Corner High School, Troupe 6639
Dora, Alabama

THE TROJAN WOMEN
Adapted by Tonya Hays
Perry High School, Troupe 7424
Gilbert, Arizona

THE BREAKOUT ROOM AND OTHER TALES
By John and Sarah Haman
Lakeside High School, Troupe 2123
Hot Springs, Arkansas

WAKE
By Zhenjie (Jack) He
Opus Academy, Troupe 9017
Vancouver, British Columbia

CHECK PLEASE! (Virtual Version)
By Jonathan Rand
Beverly Hills High School, Troupe 5926
Beverly Hills, California

POSTPONING THE HEAT DEATH OF THE UNIVERSE
By Stephen Gregg
Pleasant Valley High School, Troupe 856
Bettendorf, Iowa

A SIMPLER TIME
Jonathan Dorf, Tyler Dwiggins, Claire Epstein, Kathryn Funkhouser, Patrick Greene, Mora V. Harris, Carrie McWethy (McCrossen), Ian McWethy, Don Zolidis
Mount Carmel Academy, Troupe 2075
New Orleans, Louisiana

THE BELL WITCH
By Dwayne Craft
Ocean Springs High School, Troupe 6001
Ocean Springs, Mississippi

THE VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUP FROM HELL
By Jeffrey Harr
Liberty High School, Troupe 6730
Henderson, Nevada

LOVE/SICK
By John Cariani
West Orange High School, Troupe 1530
West Orange, New Jersey

12 INCOMPETENT JURORS - STAY AT HOME EDITION
By Ian McWethy
Neshaminy High School, Troupe 8046
Langhorne, Pennsylvania

WAITING FOR THE BUS
By Benjamin Connor
St. Joseph's Catholic School, Troupe 6388
Greenville, South Carolina

BOX STEPS
By Alan Haehnel
Hickory High School, Troupe 5688
Chesapeake, Virginia

SHAKESPEARE'S MIX TAPE
By William Shakespeare
Notre Dame High School, Troupe 196
Clarksburg, West Virginia

 


Staged Readings


Auditions for Student Performers were due June 1.

Students will be cast in one of the four pieces listed below: three winning Thespy® Playwriting selections (formerly Playworks) or the Commissioned Play.
 

Commissioned Play
#Enough: Plays to End Gun Violence
https://www.enoughplays.com/

ITF Performance: Tuesday June 22, 2021, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. ET
Sponsored by Playscripts, a division of Broadway Licensing

Thespy Playwriting Pieces
Reverie
Written by Jacki Vellandi
Troupe 6826, Orange County School of the Arts
Santa Ana, California

Oakland
Written by Bridget Phillips
Troupe 6826, Orange County School of the Arts
Santa Ana, California

The Plant Crusade
Written by Aubrey Luse
Troupe 7715, Redmond Proficiency Academy
Redmond, Oregon

ITF Performance: Friday June 25, 2021 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. ET
Sponsored by Concord Theatricals
 

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