Rules and Events:

*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*

Solo Technical:

Scenic Design*

Costume Design*

Costume Construction*

Lighting Design*

Theatre Marketing*

Stage Management*

Short Film*


Makeup Design*

Prop Design

Virtual Technical:

Stage Management Simulator

Cable Roll

Fitted Sheet Folding

Knot Tying

Load/Unload Dishwasher

Painting Wood Grain

Sew Buttons

Lighting Looks


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

Fun Sunday Afternoon Activity: Trashy Costume Contest


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:

Costume Construction    Costume Design

   Short Film                   Lighting Design 

Makeup Design            Scenic Design

Group Musical Theatre