The below troupes have been cordially invited to perform their shows in the Chapter Select Showcase. Please check back frequently, as more shows will be added throughout the season.
The Laramie Project
Troupe 7644, Power Academic and Performing Arts Center, Jackson, Mississippi
These Shining Lives
Troupe 5151, Silver Creek High School, Sellersburg, Indiana
Troupe 7406, Southeast Guilford High School, Greensboro, North Carolina
Troupe 6849, Del Sol Academy, Las Vegas, Nevada
Troupe 7783, Saint Raphael Academy, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
The Shape of the Grave
Troupe 7369, Washington High School, Charles Town, West Virginia
Troupe 7929, Indian Trail High School and Academy, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Rosie the Riveter
Troupe 5552, Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, Acton, Massachusetts
Edgar: A Ghost Story
Troupe 2123, Lakeside High School, Hot Springs, Arkansas
Troupe 1539, Edina High School, Edina, Minnesota
Troupe 6639, Corner High School, Dora, Alabama
Matt and Ben
Troupe 8289, Palmetto High School, Williamston, South Carolina
Troupe 5806, Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School, Bellevue, Nebraska
The Piano Lesson
Troupe 4048, Heritage High School, Conyers, Georgia
They Eat Sunshine, Not Zebras
Troupe 5480, Gloucester Institute of Technology, Sewell, New Jersey
The Laramie Project
Troupe 7644, New Kent High School, New Kent, Virginia
The Shape of the Grave
Troupe 5025, Jefferson High School, Boulder, Montana
Look Me in the Eye
Troupe 2075, Mount Carmel Academy, New Orleans, Louisiana
Dog See God
Troupe 3149, Pittsburg High School, Pittsburg, Kansas
Troupe 3924, Northwestern High School, Kokomo, Indiana
The Women in the Window
Troupe 7909, Madison Southern High School, Berea, Kentucky
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Troupe 7694, Cornerstone Christian School, San Antonio, Texas
Once on This Island
Troupe 1470, Mount Vernon High School, Mount Vernon, Iowa
I Never Saw Another Butterfly
Troupe 806, Sahuarita High School, Sahuarita, Arizona
Troupe 4203, Pomona High School, Arvada, Colorado
She Kills Monsters
Troupe 1, Natrona County High School, Casper, Wyoming
Troupe 5008, Harry S. Truman High School, Levittown, Pennsylvania
Troupe 1549, Norfolk Senior High School, Norfolk, Nebraska
Why We Like Love Stories
Troupe 49, Grosse Pointe South High School, Grosse Point Farms, Michigan
Becky's New Car
Troupe 6194, Patuxent High School, Lusby, Maryland
Bring the best performances in your chapter to ITF! The Chapter Select Showcase features outstanding Thespian productions from chapters nationwide.
The Chapter Select Showcase is a presentation of one-acts, each representing a chapter. All chapters that hold festivals/conferences are given the opportunity to participate in the Chapter Select Showcase, so check with your chapter director on how your troupe may qualify.
Chapter Select's thirty performance slots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis until the schedule is full.
Submission deadline is May 1, 2019.
Seating for Chapter Select shows: Chapter Select shows are open to all Festival delegates. There are no assigned seats and no tickets are required.
Royalties: Troupes without a performance license or waiver on file will NOT be allowed to perform.
Published material: Troupes must secure written permission from the publisher for presentation at the Festival during Festival dates. Troupes are responsible for payment of royalties. Upon written request, some publishers will waive royalty fees for Festival performances.
Original works: Troupes must have a written statement of originality from the author/playwright—even if it’s you or one of your students—on file with the EdTA National Office.
Works based on non-dramatic material: Troupes must obtain permission to use said material from the publisher. This applies to textbooks, children’s books, novels, short stories, newspaper and magazine articles, etc.
Works translated from another language: Troupes must have written permission from the publisher of that translation. This applies to non-dramatic material as well as dramatic.
Music: Troupes must secure permission for all music used in a performance.
Cuttings: Troupes must secure permission to present a cutting from a play from the play’s publisher. The statement of permission must be attached to the Chapter Select Acceptance sheet.
Participating in the Chapter Select Showcase
Note: To give as many schools as possible the chance to perform at Festival, schools may present in only one Festival venue: main stage, Freestyle Theatre, or the Chapter Select Showcase. If your school is performing in the Chapter Select Showcase then your school cannot perform as part of Festival main stage or Freestyle Theatre.
Chapter Select stages up to six shows a day in the Howell Theatre throughout Festival week. Each show has forty-five minutes to perform, ten minutes to set, and five minutes to strike. Invited schools are sent the detailed instructions and a list of available set pieces. Participants must be registered for the entire Festival week.
Lighting: A follow-spot is available, but must be requested in advance. General area lighting is available (stage right, stage left, up center, center, and down center stage) as well as blue and amber washes. Special lighting effects are not available.
Sound: The theatre will provide a CD player, amplification, and speakers. Groups may use their own iPod or MP3 player through the theatre sound system. Mics are not permitted in this venue.
Sets and props: A prop is any item that will fit through a single door and can be carried by a single person. Set pieces are anything bigger. Hand props are items carried onstage by an actor in one hand. Set pieces and flats are not allowed.
All set pieces, props, and costumes must be either brought with you in a truck or on your bus or they may be shipped to a local UPS or FedEx office. Please do not ship your materials to the theatre or the Festival office as there is not enough room to store them.
All show trucks must be parked in the remote lot just south of the Devaney Sport Center off of Court Street in Lincoln. Parking passes may be acquired at the 24 hour front desk of your residence hall.