Explore all things theatre at the nation’s premier event created especially for high-achieving theatre students and their teachers. The preferred summer theatre experience for more than 50 years, ITF is where you see, think, and do theatre nonstop for a week! Learn new skills, make new connections, and be inspired with new knowledge about theatre.
Experience performances of all types from the stage and from the house — read-throughs and improv, student works and Shakespeare, one-acts and full-scale main stage productions.
Expand your theatre world — audition for scholarships or college admission; sign up for the student leadership program; be part of the Next Generation Works program that takes original student-written works from the page to stage.
Build your theatre family — meet and work with thousands of Thespians and dozens of theatre educators; make lifelong friendships that connect you with people from across the country and world.
Grow your knowledge about any aspect of theatre — onstage, backstage, and front-of-house. Attend workshops on acting, dialogue, directing, lighting, set design, props, writing, and more.
Learn to be a leader on any path you choose by discovering your character at ITF.
ITF Exclusives —
INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN EXCELLENCE AWARDS — Thespys™: inducted Thespians who qualify at their chapter event receive constructive feedback on prepared theatrical material and technical designs. All Thespy Award winners are honored on the main stage at the International Thespian Festival Showcase. (formerly known as the NIEs)
TECH CHALLENGE: tests speed and accuracy in basic skills every theatre tech needs. Work with lights, props, set pieces, backdrops, ropes, and more.
FOR EDUCATORS: Earn continuing education and graduate credit through a Professional Development Intensive six-hour seminar.