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Thank you to our 2024Sponsors 

Events and Rubrics


*Denotes International Thespian Excellence Awards (Students ranked Superior in these categories are eligible to compete at the International Thespian Festival)


Contrasting Monologues*

Musical Solo*


Acting Duo*
Improv Pairs
Musical Theatre Duet*

VSA Categories:

VSA Monologue
VSA Duo Acting
VSA Musical Solo
VSA Musical Duet
VSA Musical Theatre Dance
VSA Duo Musical Theatre Dance

Scenic Design*
Costume Design*
Costume Construction*
Lighting Design*
Theatre Marketing*
Stage Management*
Short Film*
Makeup Design*
Props Design
Trashy Costume (1 designer, 1 model)


Acting Group*
Musical Theatre Group*
Musical Theatre Dance*
Chapter Select (One-Act)*

Group Production:

Technical Olympics



Senior Performance Scholarship- Senior Student pursuing Acting/Musical Theatre

Senior Technical Scholarship- Senior Student pursuing a career in Technical Theatre

Arts Advocacy Scholarship- Senior Student who believe they have promoted advocacy for their community or society through or for the arts.

Summer Program Auditions:

More Information Forthcoming- Stay Tuned!

-- Students in 9 - 12 grade can audition. (Some of the programs do accept students between high school graduation and freshman year.)

-- After given a link, students will need to submit their resume and headshot online to Open Water.

Governors Awards

New Jersey Thespians is proud to offer Governors Awards in Arts Education for the top placement in each of the following categories:

**The Governor's Awards in the Arts are "on hold for 2024". For more information, see article HERE**

Costume Construction    Costume Design

   Short Film                   Lighting Design 

Makeup Design            Scenic Design

Group Musical Theatre

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