Thespian Festival

The Thespian Festival is an annual, weeklong event for high school theatre students, celebrating student achievement in theatre arts. The event features workshops presented by theatre professionals, individual and group performances, programs for technical theatre students, and opportunities to audition for college admission and scholarships. The Thespian Festival is currently held on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is presented by the International Thespian Society (ITS), the student honorary of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA).

Video by Kevin George

Check out this amazing video featuring and interview with Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman as well a the cast of An Evening With.

Congrats to Sonja!! Did you take her dance workshop at Festival?


I’m seriously missing Nebraska so much. ITF was right, together we are all one big huge family. Missing the acting workshops, singing Dancing Queen, TBD & TBD 2, my roommates. Can’t wait for next year.❤️❤️❤️


Had such a great time at the festival! I can’t believe it’s over! I’m going to miss the awesome and creative people I met and hopefully we will all get in contact soon! And if not, you all were the reason why Thespian Festival ‘14 was AMAZING!


The Main stage shows at #thesfest14 this year. All were amazing!

Photos by John Nollendorfs

In the Heights, by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes. A Georgia All-State Show. Jenny Morris and Kathy Carroll, directors.