WASHINGTON CHAPTER SELECT SHOWS

CHAPTER SELECT SHOW AUDITIONS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN FESTIVAL

  • Troupe Directors sign up your show on the State registration site if you wish to audition

The Chapter Select Showcase is a presentation of one-acts, each representing a state chapter. Our WA State chapter will hold state auditions at our festival and one school will be selected and given the opportunity to participate in the Chapter Select Showcase at ITF.

Bring a Chapter select show to International Thespian Festival (ITF) in Bloomington, Indiana. The Chapter Select Showcase will feature outstanding Thespian productions from state chapters nationwide.

Chapter Select's twenty-five performance slots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis until the schedule is full.

PARTICIPATING IN THE CHAPTER SELECT SHOWCASE at ITF

Royalties: Troupes without a performance license or waiver on file will NOT be allowed to perform.

Published material: Troupes must secure written permission from the publisher for presentation at the Festival during Festival dates. Troupes are responsible for payment of royalties. Upon written request, some publishers will waive royalty fees for Festival performances.

Original works: Troupes must have a written statement of originality from the author/playwright—even if it’s you or one of your students—on file with the EdTA National Office.

Works based on non-dramatic material: Troupes must obtain permission to use said material from the publisher. This applies to textbooks, children’s books, novels, short stories, newspaper and magazine articles, etc.

Works translated from another language: Troupes must have written permission from the publisher of that translation. This applies to non-dramatic material as well as dramatic.

Music: Troupes must secure permission for all music used in a performance.

Cuttings: Troupes must secure permission to present a cutting from a play from the play’s publisher. The statement of permission must be attached to the Chapter Select Acceptance sheet.

Chapter Select stages up to five shows a day in the throughout Festival week. Each show has forty-five minutes to perform, ten minutes to set, and five minutes to strike. Invited schools are sent the detailed instructions and a list of available set pieces. Participants must be registered for the entire Festival week.

Lighting: A follow-spot is available, but must be requested in advance. General area lighting is available (stage right, stage left, up center, center, and down center stage) as well as blue and amber washes. Special lighting effects are not available.

Sound: The theatre will provide a CD player, amplification, and speakers. Groups may use their own iPod or MP3 player through the theatre sound system. Mics are not permitted in this venue.

Sets and props: A prop is any item that will fit through a single door and can be carried by a single person. Set pieces are anything bigger. Hand props are items carried onstage by an actor in one hand. Set pieces and flats are not allowed.