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  • Become an ITA member?
  • Sign up to be a play respondent?
  • Make your hotel reservations?
  • Plan transportation arrangements?
  • Nominate your administrator for the Administrator Support Award?

By September 23, 2022:

  • Submit your Full-Length or Showcase Production Application
  • If participating in the Full-Length and Showcase selection process, mark your calendar
    • Submit school registration, Medical/Media Release Forms, and payment by October
      14, 2022.
    • Though it is best practice, all participants in the production under consideration do not have to be registered by
      this time. Cast and crew members may be added if the production is chosen for
      Festival. See submission application for more information.
    • Be available Saturday, November 19, 2022 between 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm, to receive
      a call from the Festival Play Selection Committee regarding your Full-Length or
      Showcase entry.
    • Attend the Production Director and Technical Director meeting at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 
      on December 4, 2022.

By October 21, 2022 November 11, 2022:

  • Sign up to present a workshop

By October 21, 2022 November 11, 2022:

  • Complete and submit school registration online (Registration is often full before the deadline!)
    • You will need to enter the names of all sponsors and students when submitting your
      school registration.
    • When completing your school registration you will have the option to purchase meal
      tickets. These tickets must be purchased in advance. The $23 ticket provides
      each participant with lunch for both Friday & Saturday. Please see the meals section on
      the Festival website for more information.
  • Submit Principal Acknowledgement Form
  • Submit Medical/Media Release Forms for all participants (students & sponsors). All names on your medical/media release forms must match the names you provided when submitting the online school registration form.
  • Submit payment (via credit card, one single check made payable to University of Illinois, or a copy of a purchase order)

By November 4, 2022 November 10, 2022:

  • Nominate your administrator for the Administrator Support Award.

By November 18, 2022:

  • Request a refund (less a $15.00 per person processing fee).
  • Submit fees and complete applications, forms and resumes for College/University auditions and technical portfolio presentations.

    By December 9, 2022:

      Mid- to Late December, 2022:

      • Check the website for college/university student audition and interview times.
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      IHSTF 2023 Executive Director
      Ryan Lambert:


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