International Thespian Excellence Awards 

(formally called Individual Events)

This competition will be held at the IHSTF - 2020.

Register HERE.

This is considered a PRE-REGISTERED WORKSHOP at IHSTF, however if your school is not attending, you can still compete. Simply fill out the form and create a video of your submission.

If you have any questions about these honors, their presentation criteria, or scoring method CLICK HERE for access to Educational Theatre Association's Library, or contacts Carmel DeStefano at  

The performance Individual Events include: monologue, duet acting, group acting, solo musical theatre, duet musical theatre, and group musical theatre.

The technical Individual Events include: costume construction, costume design, lighting design, scenic design, short film, sound design, stage management, and theatre marketing.

Each year the National Individual Events program culminates in the National Individual Events Judges' Showcase at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Past Illinois competitors include:
Tyler Sikorski - Superior set design for Beauty & the Beast. (Reavis HS)
Jack Cannon - Superior lighting design for Rent (Waubonsie HS)
Keira Mitchell and Eve Yoder from Eureka High School, Duet Musical for "You Love Who You Love" from Bonnie and Clyde. 
 Isaac Leman,  a middle school student from Eureka Middle School received an Excellent rating in Solo Musical for "Red Rider Cabine Action BB Gun" from A Christmas Story - the Musical.


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