International Thespian Excellence Awards
Acting and Technical Theatre
Broadway has the Tonys, Hollywood has the Oscars... now Thespians have the Thespys! The International Thespian Excellence Awards, or Thespys for short, recognize the highest level of achievement in school theatre performance and technical theatre. This educational program (formerly called Individual Events) gives Thespians the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on prepared theatrical material and technical designs.
Scroll further down for detailed information and rubrics for each individual event.
2020-21 Virtual Thespian Excellence Awards Festival - Acting and Technical Theatre
$15 for Thespians,
$20 for Non-Thespians,
REGISTRATION: NOW OPEN!
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: February 12th, 2021
All submissions will be through a new program called Open Water and will be handled quite differently this year. We are requesting that this students be the ones to enter in all of the required information, pay for registration, and list you as a collaborator (more on that later) so that both of you have access to scores and comments.
When you submit your first application it will request payment through PayPal. For the second or third application that step will be eliminated. You will need to Login again for each additional application.
Finalizing your application:
If you find that you don't have all of the information you need to complete your application you can save it and come back and edit the information. Once it is finalized and submitted you will no longer have the ability to change anything.
Students will be submitting videos of their performances and presentations to be adjudicated.
To film your selections you will need to follow the National guidelines and the Washington State guidelines for Coronavirus County Safe Start. Safe Start Guidelines
Registration info will be posted here when available.
STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY OF THE EVENTS BELOW:
Student may compete in up to 3 events
- Performance - See Thespys Program Guide for specific requirements.
- Acting (Monologue, Duo Scene, or Group Scene) - Rubric
- Musical (Solo, Duet Musical, or Group Musical) - Rubric
- Technical Theatre - See Thespys Program Guide for specific requirements.
- Costume Design - Rubric
- Costume Construction - Rubric
- Lighting Design - Rubric
- Makeup Design - Rubric
- Scenic Design - Rubric
- Sound Design - Rubric
- Stage Management - Rubric
- Theatre Marketing - Rubric
- Film (Only adjudicated at the State Thespian Conference)
Follow this link for more information on what plays are in the Public Domain. Click Here