2020 NY State Festival is CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 -
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Map of festival location
Colleges and universities attending
REGISTRATION FOR SCHOOLS and Thespian Troupes
Friday, April 24 is for middle and high school,
Saturday, April 25th is for high schools only
(exception made for K-12 and 6-12 schools and groups!)
Show options! (subject to change. Payment accepted via credit card or school/organizational check):
Click button above to download ALL registration materials listed below. Otherwise, access individual PDF files by clicking the green links:
Click on "PART 1" button to download directions for filling out the online registration
Download pricing schedule (including pre and post festival shows!) HERE
One Act guidelines and pricing HERE
Tech Challenge rules and procedures HERE
Improv Frenzy rules and procedures HERE
Hotel information can be found HERE
Troupe Directors/Chaperones- please have each student complete a form and bring originals to the Festival
*NEW* - we conduct background checks on all adults who will be working with students at our Festival. Every adult attendee and chaperone needs to fill out a basic form so we can keep our kids safe! FORM COMING SOON
WORKSHOP LIST RELEASED MID-APRIL!
STO application COMING SOON
Scholarship applications COMING SOON
#ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence (www.enoughplays.com), a new year-long initiative for middle and high school students to use playwriting to spark conversations about gun violence in their community.
Students in 6-12 write and submit short 10-minute plays about gun violence now until April 20, 2020. Those plays will be read by a team of theatre artists and a selection of plays will be chosen and read in locations across the country in an evening of simultaneous readings on December 14, 2020 - the 8th anniversary of Sandy Hook.
Check out the write-up in American Theatre: https://www.americantheatre.org/2020/01/08/enough-a-new-play-initiative-enlists-youth-to-confront-gun-violence/.
Download a one page PDF about the project and get involved HERE.
NY Thespian Festival 2020
FESTIVAL 2020 is CANCELLED. MORE INFORMATION HERE
Open to high school and middle school students, this full-day festival features workshops, professionally adjudicated Individual Events, a one-act competition, student performances, a Tech Challenge, and scholarship and leadership opportunities! Schedule of events can be found HERE!
NY Thespians is a chapter of the Educational Theatre Association which sponsors the International Thespian Society, an honorary organization for middle and high school theatre students.
Location: Long Island University- Brooklyn, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Directions by public transportation:
LIRR to Atlantic Terminal (8-minute walk)
A, C, G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn
F to Jay Street-Metro Tech
2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins
B, D, N, Q, R, W to DeKalb
LINKS TO FESTIVAL 2020:
Registration and Hotel Information:
Schedule of Events (PDF)
Directions on how to complete registration
Festival Registration Link for SCHOOLS- DUE APRIL 3rd
Submit up to FIVE PHOTOS from 2019-20 year for the Pre-festival Slideshow!
Hotel Information (PDF)- special rates with Holiday Inn and Hotel Indigo
Tech Challenge rules and practice procedures
Improv Frenzy rules and practice procedures
Workshop registration COMING MID-APRIL
New to the NY State Thespian Festival? - new troupe packet COMING SOON!
STO, Individual Events, Competitions, and Scholarships:
Apply to be a State Thespian Officer (STO) - COMING SOON
Thespys (I.E.) Guidelines
Thespys (I.E.) Rubrics
Tech Challenge Guidelines (PDF for practice)
Scholarship applications - COMING SOON (seniors only) - Closes April 12
Sponsorships, Workshops, Adjudication, and Volunteers: