Are you new to the Festival?

Not sure you want to take the Theatre Festival plunge? Get your answers to:

  • How do I navigate through all of the information?
  • How do I decide which students to bring?
  • How do I organize such a field trip?
  • Where do I find the money?
  • How do I keep parents in the loop?
  • How do I keep the administration in the loop?
  • What do I do first?

Contact our Directors of Hospitality at hospitality@ihstf.org.

Get an idea of what kind of experience you and your students can expect at the Festival by looking at last year's Festival Program (linked to the left).

2023 Planning Committee

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Ryan Lambert (executivedirector@ihstf.org)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EMERITUS
Judy Klingner

SECRETARY
Hector Hernandez (secretary@ihstf.org)

ALL-STATE PRODUCERS
Kate Epperson
Tom Skobel
(allstateproducers@ihstf.org)

ALL-STATE DIRECTOR
Michelle Bayer

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: AUDITIONS
Patrick McGuire
Sara Keith
(collegeauditions@ihstf.org)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: EXHIBITS
Jessi Lim
Mike Miserendino
(exhibits@ihstf.org)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: PROMOTIONS
LaDonna Wilson
Stacy Cunningham

(festgear@ihstf.org)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: WORKSHOPS
Kim Freeman
TBD
(workshops@ihstf.org)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: PLAY SELECTION
Madison Gillis
Andrew Rosenblat
(playselection@ihstf.org)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: HOSPITALITY/MENTORS
Mary Bohlander
Ashley Melton
(hospitality@ihstf.org)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: TECHNOLOGY
Christina Ordonez
Jason Stevens
(technology@ihstf.org)


HISTORIAN/DOCUMENTARIAN
TBD (historian@ihstf.org)

2023 Planning Committee (cont'd)

BOX OFFICE AND TICKETING
David Zimmerman
Wendy Taylor

(boxoffice@ihstf.org)

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
Emma Harmon
Brian Herman
(info@ihstf.org)

UIUC LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS
Michelle Marquart, Program Coordinator
(info@ihstf.orgmmarqua2@illinois.edu)

UIUC DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE
J.W. Morrissette (jwmorris@illinois.edu)

UIUC KCPA CO-DIRECTOR SERVICES
Lisa Lillig

UIUC KCPA DIRECTOR OF EVENTS
Andrew Giza

ISU LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS
Lauren Bruggenthies-Lott, Program Coordinator
(lpbrugg@ilstu.edu)

ISU DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE
Jimmy Chrismon
 

STUDENT COMMITTEE
  • Lou Williams - UIUC
  • David Stasevsky - UIUC
  • Jacqueline Moreno - UIUC
  • Sophia Urban - UIUC
  • Markos Carmona- ISU
  • Cassie Adelman - ISU
  • Grey Nielsen - ISU
  • Bebe Marzano - ISU
ITA PRESIDENT
Carmel DeStefano (president@illinoistheatre.org)

ITA LIASON
Nathaniel Haywood
Deena Cassady
(secondaryschooltheatre@illinoistheatre.org)

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