National Individual Events

National Individual Events

National Individual Events (NIEs) is an educational program that offers Thespians the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on prepared theatrical material and technical designs.

  • The performance Individual Events include: monologue, duet acting, group acting, solo musical theatre, duet musical theatre, and group musical theatre.
    • We suggest that those performing musical theatre selections should bring their own amplification, however, a bluetooth speaker will be available if needed.
  • The technical Individual Events include: costume construction, costume design, lighting design, scenic design, short film, sound design, stage management, and theatre marketing.

All students must qualify with an overall Superior at their chapter events and must be an inducted Thespian by the time of registration in order to be eligible to present an IE at ITF. Students must present the same piece at ITF for which they qualified at their chapter. In duet or group IEs, all participants must be inducted Thespians. It is strongly recommended that each student review the NIEs guidelines prior to selecting their piece for their chapter event. All documents pertaining to the National Individual Events program can be found in the National Individual Events library.

New for 2019 - Any troupe bringing five or more students to participate in NIEs, will be required to provide a qualified adult volunteer to serve for at least one section of judging. Exceptions can be requested by sending an email to the events team.


Each IE will be presented on either Tuesday or Wednesday at ITF. 

A select few performers will be called back for a possible part of the showcase on Friday and Saturday mornings. Performance callbacks will be held on Thursday 9:00-1:00. Technical finalists will be picked directly by the judges without a callback.

The National Individual Events program culminates in a showcase of outstanding entries. Up to twelve selected performance participants will present their pieces on the ITF main stage and selected technical IE participants will have their work prominently displayed during ITF week. Read the National Individual Events Guide for complete rules on qualifying and specifics for every performance and technical category.

Students who are eligible to participate in the Individual Events must register for the entire week of ITF.

No NIEs registrations will be accepted after May 1.




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