When any line can trigger a musical number, you know that...THERE WILL BE DRAMA. The International Thespian Festival, June 19-24, 2017, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.











Every summer, thousands of middle school and high school Thespians bring their love of all things theatre to the International Thespian Festival, a celebration of student achievement in the performing arts. Organized by the Educational Theatre Association and hosted at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Festival is a one-of-a-kind, weeklong immersion experience in singing, dancing, acting, designing, directing, creating, writing, and memory-making. Festival features workshops presented by theatre professionals, individual and group performances, programs for technical theatre students, and opportunities to audition for college admission and scholarships. Whether you're just beginning your theatrical journey, a seasoned senior with an impressive resume and great headshot, or an educator seeking enriching professional development—the International Thespian Festival has something to offer you! Start planning now! We hope to see you in Lincoln this summer.

Festival 2017 registration is now closed. See you in Lincoln!

Festival logistics: When to arrive and where to go!

Fees: Information and Festival costs.


Auditions open for Festival opening event Send a Troupe to Festival 2017 grant application available. https://schooltheatre.academicworks.com/opportunities/27 Festival registration open! https://www.schooltheatre.org/thespianfestival2017/signup/registrationsteps March 1. International Thespian Officer applications open. https://schooltheatre.academicworks.com/opportunities/164 https://www.facebook.com/ThespianSociety/ https://twitter.com/thespians1 http://thespiannation.tumblr.com/

Read the 2017 International Thespian Festival program for workshops, events,
and activities!

Approved for listing, NASSP 2016-2017. Student contests, programs, and activities. https://www.nassp.org/news-and-resources/nassp-approved-student-programs

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