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.

Deadline to register is December 9, 2017, or until limit is reached (whichever comes first). 

Deadline to submit payment, and send all supplemental resources such as script and technical requirements is December 9, 2017

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.

 

California Play Festival – Northern
Saturday, January 20, 2018 in the North
Westmont High School
4805 Westmont Ave. Campbell CA 95008

$100.00 Troupe Registration Fee
$50.00 
additional fee for non Thespian Schools
$10.00 
Late Payment Fee - Effective December 2, 2017

 

View Event Information Packet Here! - Read First

2018 Online Registration - Now Open

 

California Play Festival - Southern
Saturday, January 27, 2018 in the South
Los Alamitos High School
3591 Cerritos Ave. Los Alamitos, CA 90720

$150.00 Troupe Registration Fee
$50.00 
additional fee for non Thespian schools
$10.00 
Late Payment Fee - Effective December 2, 2017

 

View Event Information Packet Here! - Read First

2018 Online Registration – Now Open