California Thespians invites you to participate in the annual California Thespian Play Festival.

California State Thespians (CST) invites all California High Schools to bring a short play (no longer than 30 minutes) or a cutting of a play (no longer than 30 minutes) to the annual California Thespian Play Festival. Schools may bring a play, musical, or original piece

The first 10 high schools to submit a complete application will be chosen to perform. If more than 10 schools apply, preference will be given to High Schools that are current members of Educational Theatre Association (EDTA). Non chartered schools, please take note. At time of registration you will be placed on the waitlist until the close of registration. 

This event has a festival feeling, with students sharing their work with each other. Using the California State Thespian rubric, plays will be adjudicated by a panel of theatre professionals who will share their notes with the cast and crew immediately after each performance in a casual, educational atmosphere. Judges will privately select their top three plays and rank them. The Judge’s #1 choice will be invited to perform on the Main Stage at the California State Thespian Festival at the Highlander Auditorium in Upland, CA. In order to perform, the winning school needs to become a member of EDTA (if they are not) AND register on time for the CST Festival, before the conference sells out. Space will not be held in advance.

Registration opens on October 1st. Registration will close on December 1, 2018, or until limit is reached (whichever comes first). 

Deadline to submit payment is December 9, 2018

Please Note - Upon completing the form you will receive a confirmation invoice. Please keep the confirmation invoice as it will allow you to make edits until registration is closed.

 

Note regarding incomplete registrations: Avoid submitting registration with incomplete information. At time of submission you should have your piece selected, with rights, script, summary etc. The only item that can be received later in the registration process is the official cast list. Registration confirmation will be sent only when all items and payment are received.

 

California Play Festival – Northern
Saturday, January 19, 2019 in the North
Westmont High School
4805 Westmont Ave. Campbell CA 95008

  • 2019 Registration will be open from:
    October 1, 2018 – December 1, 2019
  • We are working on the information packet for our upcoming event. Check out our most recent Event Information Packet Here for a preview of what to expect.

 

California Play Festival - Central
Saturday, January 19, 2019 in Central California
Golden Valley High School
801 Hosking Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93307

  • 2019 Registration will be open from:
    October 1, 2018 – December 1, 2019

California Play Festival - Southern
Saturday, December 15, 2018 in the South
Los Alamitos High School
3591 Cerritos Ave. Los Alamitos, CA 90720

  • 2019 Registration will be open from:
    October 1, 2018 – December 1, 2019
  • We are working on the information packet for our upcoming event. Check out our most recent Event Information Packet Here for a preview of what to expect.