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).

2020 Planning Committee

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


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Vic Pilolla (executivedirector@ihstf.org)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EMERITUS
Annaliisa Ahlman (annahl@d219.org)

SECRETARY
Judy Klingner (secretary@ihstf.org)

ALL-STATE PRODUCER(S)
Nathan King (allstateproducers@ihstf.org

ALL-STATE DIRECTOR
Allan Kimball

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR: DEVELOPMENT/
PUBLIC RELATIONS

Marty Lynch
Kevin Vernon
(advertising@ihstf.org)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: AUDITIONS
David Morrison
Andy Simon
collegeauditions@ihstf.org


ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: EXHIBITS
Geoff Epperson
Jason Stevens
exhibits@ihstf.org

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: PROMOTIONS
Jessi Lim
Kim White
festgear@ihstf.org

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: WORKSHOPS
Katherine Apperson
Jessica Keuth-Rahtjen
workshops@ihstf.org

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: PLAY SELECTION
Ryan Lambert
Danny Yuska
playselection@ihstf.org

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: HOSPITALITY/MENTORS
Michelle Bayer
Paul Dombrowski
(hospitality@ihstf.org)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: TECHNOLOGY
Hector Hernandez
Mike Karasch
technology@ihstf.org


HISTORIAN/DOCUMENTATION

2020 Planning Committee (continued)

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


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

UIUC: ASSISTANT PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Jenna Keefer

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

ISU LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS/PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Megan McCann (memccann@ilstu.edu)

ISU DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE
Jimmy Chrismon
 

STUDENT COMMITTEE
Dylan Dewitt - ISU
Sarah Esparza - ISU
Madison Gillis - ISU
Cody Rogers - ISU
MacKenzie Sinta - UIUC
Jacklyn Ovassapian - UIUC

ITA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Aimee-Lynn Newlan (aimeelynn@illinoistheatre.org)

ITA PRESIDENT
Kevin Long (president@illilinoistheatre.org)

ITA LIASON
Britnee Kenyon (secondaryschooltheatre@illinoistheatre.org)