Ongoing Volunteer to be a Production Respondent

May 18, 2021
Workshop Application Opens
Production Application Opens
May Posting: Check the website for new information

August 16, 2021 School Registration Opens
Exhibitor Registration Opens
First day to respond to Full-Length & Showcase Productions
August Posting: check the website for new information
College Auditions Information Posted: In order to apply to participate in College Auditions, your school must complete the school registration process in order to receive the online link for students to submit.

September 24, 2021 DUE: Production Online Application
Last day to request a refund for Production Application

September 24, 2021
DUE:  Production Fee, Play Selection Signature Form, Technical Guidelines Form

October 8, 2021 Productions performed prior to this date must give 3 weeks advanced notice - (email productions@ihstf.org)

October 15, 2021
DUE:  School Registration: ONLY for schools submitting shows for consideration

October 22, 2021
EXTENDED till November 12, 2021
DUE:  Workshops Application
DUE:  Exhibit Registration
DUE:  School Registration
If you submit the school registration form by October 22, that does not mean you are accepted to Festival. The order in which all required materials are received is the order each school is ranked and accepted until capacity is reached. We normally fill to capacity several days if not a week prior to the deadline. The form will remain open as we do have a wait list. On November 19, we will accept schools off the wait list until final capacity is reached.

Last day to request a refund -  no refunds will be provided after October 22, 2021
November 5, 2021 DUE:  Administrative Support Award Nominations
DUE:  Ad’s for Festival program

November 17, 2021 DUE:  College Audition Application, Resume Form, Payment
Last day to respond to productions 

November 20, 2021 Directors of submitted shows must be available by phone (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

December 5, 2021 Technical meeting for selected productions at Illinois State University at 10:00 am Last day to respond to productions

December 10, 2021 DUE:  Digital slide show submissions
DUE:  Pre-registered workshops sign-ups

December 17, 2021 Post preliminary Festival schedule

January 7-8, 2022 Illinois High School Theatre Festival at Illinois State University