At the Iowa Thespian Festival, students have the opportunity to participate in Individual Events, a part of the International Thespian Excellence Awards - Thespys for short (formerly known as the National Individual Event Showcase), sponsored by the Educational Theatre Association. The International Thespian Excellence Awards is an educational program that offers Thespians the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on prepared theatrical material and technical designs.
Performance Individual Events include:
Technical Individual Events include:
STUDENTS MAY ONLY PARTICIPATE IN TWO INDIVIDUAL EVENTS AT THE IOWA THESPIAN FESTIVAL.
If a student qualifies for the International Thespian Excellence Awards at ITF, he or she may only participate in ONE event.
Students do NOT need to be inducted Thespians to participate in Individual Events at Iowa Festival, however, if a student qualifies for the International Thespian Excellence Awards at the International Thespian Festival, he or she MUST be an inducted Thespian at the time of your ITF registration to participate.
For a complete list of rules for each event and more details, check out the Iowa Individual Events Guide below.
It is the responsibility of entrants to obtain permission for the use of copyrighted material. In certain cases, permission is not required.
Broadway Play Publishing, Inc.: https://www.broadwayplaypub.com/performance-rights/
Dramatic Publishing Co.: http://www.dramaticpublishing.com
Dramatists Play Service: http://www.dramatists.com
Samuel French, Inc.: http://www.samuelfrench.com
Playscripts, Inc.: https://www.playscripts.com/help/rights
Smith and Kraus: http://www.smithkraus.com