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).

2022 Planning Committee

This list will be fully updated shortly.
Thank you for your patience!


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Judy Klingner (executivedirector@ihstf.org)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EMERITUS
Vic Pilolla (vpilolla@leyden212.org)

SECRETARY
Ryan Lambert (secretary@ihstf.org)

ALL-STATE PRODUCER
Mark Begovich (allstateproducers@ihstf.org)

ALL-STATE DIRECTOR
Kevin Long

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: AUDITIONS
David Morrison
Dan Napper
(collegeauditions@ihstf.org)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: EXHIBITS
Jessi Lim
Deena Cassady
(exhibits@ihstf.org)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: PROMOTIONS
Kate Woodruff
(festgear@ihstf.org)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: WORKSHOPS
Marty Lynch
Robin Quinn
(workshops@ihstf.org)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: PLAY SELECTION
Hector Hernandez
Mike Miserendino
(playselection@ihstf.org)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: HOSPITALITY/MENTORS
Jonathan Meier
Joe Pulio
(hospitality@ihstf.org)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: TECHNOLOGY
Christina Ordonez
Thom Ringrose
(technology@ihstf.org)


HISTORIAN/DOCUMENTATION
Mark Kaetzer (historian@ihstf.org)

2022 Planning Committee (continued)

BOX OFFICE AND TICKETING
Mark Wayne
(boxoffice@ihstf.org)

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
Paul Dombrowski (pdombrowski1@aol.com)
Nathaniel Haywood (nhaywood@csd99.org)

UIUC: LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS/PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Michelle Marquart (mmarqua2@illinois.edu)

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

KCPA CO-DIRECTOR SERVICES
Lisa Lillig (lillig@illinois.edu)

KCPA DIRECTOR OF EVENTS
Andrew Giza (giza@illinois.edu)

ISU PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Lauren Bruggenthies-Lott (lpbrugg@ilstu.edu)

ISU DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE
Jimmy Chrismon
 

STUDENT COMMITTEE
  • Markos Carmona - ISU
  • Bebe Marzano - ISU
  • Chris Turner - ISU
  • Benjamin Wendt - ISU
  • Cassie Adelman - ISU
  • Ryan Renc - ISU
  • Sarah Clement - UIUC 
  • Gabriel Ortiz - UIUC
ITA PRESIDENT-ELECT
Carmel DeStefano (president@illilinoistheatre.org)

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