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Thespian Festival


Each June, more than 2,800 student attendees and their teachers converge on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the Educational Theatre Association’s Thespian Festival, a weeklong celebration of theatre featuring a wealth of opportunities such as:
  • Great high school performances on four stages,
  • More than 100 workshops and masterclasses,
  • A student leadership program,
  • Auditions for college admission and Thespian scholarships,
  • Student written Thespian Playworks and Thespian Musicalworks programs.

You do not have to be affiliated with the Educational Theatre Association to attend the Festival, but Thespian troupes and Thespians are eligible to perform and audition.

Find out more about starting a Thespian troupe.

Visit the Festival Community to learn more about the Thespian Festival and meet attendees.

​Did you miss Thespian Festival 2014? Well fear not, you can relive all of the magic on the Festival coverage tumblr!