January 16-18, 2021
New Jersey's LARGEST annual theatre event is the New Jersey Thespian Festival. Over the course of the two days, students are able to participate in various workshops (in areas of performance and technical theatre), compete in a variety of Individual and Group Events, audition for scholarships from colleges & universities, and visit information booths and theatrical vendors. Students can also view Main Stage Performances and participate in community service efforts like Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS. Our competition segment, The Thespys, boasts an international component in which students can compete at the International Thespian Festival (ITF) held in Indiana every year. ITF hosts over 5,000 student participants in a week-long theatre festival.
Being the largest theatre festival in the state is not the only reason to join us. We are also the most affordable. Our prices are low so that we can offer an equitable experience to all. Overall, it is an extremely exciting weekend in which students and educators from across the state can share together in their common love for the theatre arts. The festival also allows adults the chance to network with other theatre teachers and gain valuable practical information on how to improve theatre at their own schools.
DOCUMENTS, REGISTRATION FORMS AND ADDITIONAL FESTIVAL INFORMATION are available in the THESPIAN FESTIVAL menu above under the ‘Documents for Directors' link.
This year's Festival will be hosted Virtually! Stay tuned for more information.