California Thespians has been, and continues to be a proud support of the California Youth in Theatre Day, an event sponsored by the California Educational Theatre Association.

Participation in this event brings with it many impactful and long last learning opportunities such as:
  • Advocacy for the Arts
  • Statewide recognition for our school
  • Seeing CA legislation in action
  • Being honored by the LT. Governor’s Office
  • Capitol visits
  • 21st Century Skills at Work
  • Careers for which Theatre is honored
  • Speaking with legislators on behalf of our Theatre students and teachers
  • Common Core Standards in action
  • Project Based Experience
  • Student Accountability
  • Workshops led by Sacramento Theatre Company professionals
  • Performance by our combined group in the Rotunda and on the west steps of the Capitol.
  • Reflective Inquiry

And new this year: Advocacy/Ensemble workshop for those who arrive by 7 pm on March 13, 2017.

The Governor’s and Lt. Governor’s Offices recognize the honor of those who attend and each student receives a CETA certificate, declaring Excellence in Theatre which can be listed on the Thespian’s resume for college.

Each year California Thespians make available scholarships helping to cover the cost of registration and travel for Thespians and their Troupe Directors. Auditions for this opportunity are held at our Northern and Southern Leadership Events as well as at our Jr. Thespian Festival, however, registration for these events are not required in order to audition.

If selected, we will reimburse for the cost of the Thespian’s registration, and the Thespian Director’s registration ($30.00 each) and partial transportation costs for Thespian and their Troupe Director (maximum $100.00 each for those from South; $50.00 total for those from North). The Troup Director must attend and there is no overnight stay associated with this event.

To learn more about this opportunity and to apply review the application below

Youth in Theatre Day Scholarship Application – High School Thespians

Youth in Theatre Day Scholarship Application – Jr. Thespians

Thespian CA Youth in Theatre (CYIT) Student Essay Competition