Tech Olympics


Sponsored by the ITA

Friday, January 13

Illini Union - Illini Rooms ABC

Calling all techies! 

It is finally time to bring back the Tech Olympics! Register to test your technical skills and see how you measure up to the standards of excellence.

The following events will be offered:

  • Costume Change - Solo (Costume)

  • Hang, Focus, and Strike Lighting Instruments - Team (Lighting)

  • Strike and Set Up Props - Team (Props)

  • Tape a Ground Plan - Team (Stage Management)

  • Leg a Platform - Team (Set Building)

  • Knot Tying - Solo (Rigging)

The top three competitors will be announced for each event, as well as the top three teams overall.


  • Teams will compete during one of the following workshop sessions on Friday: 9:00-11:30 a.m. or 12:00-2:30 p.m. (subject to change based on interest).

  • In order to be eligible for the overall team awards, schools must compete in each of the six events. Teams are not required to compete in all six, but they will not be eligible for team awards.

  • A school may have as many as 6 participants or as few as 2 as long as all events are completed (lighting, props, stage management, and set building must be done by 2 people).

Additional Information

Registration Form

Sign up early! Registration is limited. The deadline is January 6, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.


Contact Kim Freeman & Anthony Greer
Contact Us

General Questions:

IHSTF 2023 Executive Director
Ryan Lambert:

All-State Questions Only:

Illinois Thespians

Illinois Thespians will offer an opportunity for students to bring an individual event to the Festival.

Pre-register for Individual Events by Friday, December 21, 2018 

This event will be adjudicated and every student will receive critical feedback on his/her presentation. Presenters who receive superiors on their entries will receive a medal, and have the opportunity to bring their entries to the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska next summer.

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