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IMPORTANT UPDATE CONCERNING IHSTF 2022!


Last week, many universities announced that they will begin second semester remotely due to the rise of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.  These announcements prompted a further discussion about how the rise in cases will impact the Illinois High School Theatre Festival. Since then, the Illinois High School Theatre Festival Planning Committee and Illinois Theatre Association Board have met several times to determine how the Festival should move forward.  The truth is that many high schools have indicated that they may no longer be allowed to travel. We have also heard from many exhibits as well that they are unable to attend due to COVID.  That along with other concerns moving forward with the Festival under these circumstances is unrealistic. The health and safety of all participants of Festival are our highest priority. Therefore, we have made the difficult and emotional decision to cancel the 2022 Festival.


The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unparalleled challenges for the arts, and we’re grateful for your understanding.  Thank you to everyone across the state who has continued to prioritize theatre education and provide a space for students to collaborate, express themselves creatively, and share in the power of storytelling because “In the theatre, all are welcome.”

Email notifications have been sent out. If you have any questions at this time, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at executivedirector@ihstf.org


Judy Klingner

2022 IHSTF Executive Director

executivedirector@ihstf.org

 

 

 


2022 ALL-STATE PRODUCTION: CABARET
All-State Questions? Email allstateproducers@ihstf.org


PRODUCTIONS  

Bring a Play to Festival: Apply Here! APPLICATIONS CLOSED 


RESPOND TO A PRODUCTION

Interested in responding to a show in the Fall?  Email playselection@ihstf.org.


WORKSHOPS 

Interested in leading a workshop? Apply Here! SUBMISSIONS CLOSED


ADMINISTRATOR SUPPORT AWARD

Submit a nomination for the IHSTF’s Administrator Support Award.  


MORE INFORMATION

  • Never Been to the Festival? Jonathan Meier & Joe Pulio would love to help your students join the fun. Email them at hospitalty@ihstf.org for more information.
  • Need more Festival details? All Festival information can be found on the IHSTF website page at www.illinoistheatrefest.org. Information will be updated on the website on August 16.
  • Want to receive updates? To receive email updates, register your email info@ihstf.org 
  • Questions? Email executivedirector@ihstf.org
  • COVID-19 protocols can be found here.


FESTIVAL SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS CLOSED