co-hosted by CA State Thespians

About the Monologue Competition
CETA presents two high school festivals each year, one in the north and one in the south, but they are both open to teachers and students from across the entire state. Everyone is welcome for exciting workshops and competitions! Historically, the NorCal Festival is an exciting educational event for high school theatre students who are interested in learning more about onstage performance work or about the many technical design aspects of theatre.

This year CETA’s re-focused  northern high school theatre festival will be our inaugural NorCal Monologue Competition and is being co-hosted by CA State Thespians at their Northern Play Festival. All students participating in our monologue competition in the morning sessions will have the opportunity to see the showcasing of one-acts in the afternoon at CST’s Play Festival as the two events are running in parallel.

Registration CHECK-IN begins at 8AM in the Westmont High School Theater Lobby.
Festival concludes at 5:00 PM

Westmont High School
4805 Westmont Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008

**All Festival activities take place in the Westmont HS Theater.
PARKING There is plenty of free parking in the main parking lot right next to the theater.
LUNCH You are welcome to bring a lunch or drive to our local Safeway (5 minutes away) or drive to one of the local quick service restaurants.

Registration Fees
The STUDENT fee is $20 per student.
The TEACHER must accompany the student participants and must be a current member of CETA.
The annual fee for Membership is $100 and includes membership in CETA and EdTA. (This is NOT the Thespian Troupe Dues payment.)
There is no chaperone fee for additional adult participants (e.g., other teachers or parent chaperones).
Lunch is not included in the registration fees.

Click here to REGISTER 

SAMPLE​ ​SCHEDULE (the following schedule is based on 10 schools participating – the actual schedule may vary depending on how many schools apply)

8:00 Registration
8:30 Judges arrive Introductions / Tour of Space / Warm Ups
9:00-10:15am    Session 1
10:15-10:30am    Break
10:30-11:45am    Session 2
11:45am-12:45pm    Lunch Break
12:45pm    “Top 10” Callbacks Announced
1-2pm    “Top 10” Callbacks Session / Other Students attend One-Acts performances
2:15-3pm    All Students attend One-Acts Play Festival performances
3-3:30pm    CETA NorCal Monologue Competition “Top 3” awardees announced & perform!
3:30pm    CST One-Acts Play Festival awardees announced!

CETA NorCal Planning Committee:
Kathleen Woods, Palo Alto High School Theatre Educator & CETA Board Secretary
Carol Hovey, Livermore High School Theatre Educator & CETA Board Treasurer
Blake Longfellow, Diablo Valley College Faculty & CETA Board Co-Advocacy Director
Jeff Bengford, Westmont High School Theatre Educator & CA State Thespians

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