The 45th Annual Illinois High School Theatre Festival
January 9 – 11, 2020 | Illinois State University
Website Updates Available:  May 15
Check the Festival website ( in mid-May for updates and information.

2020 All-State Production - Aida: Available Now!
  • Actor and Technical Crew Applications: Due May 25

  • Musician Materials: Due June 7

  • Auditions / Interviews: 
  • June 8-9 at Glenbard North High School, Carol Stream, IL
  • June 15 at University Laboratory School, Urbana, IL

  • Callbacks: June 22-23

Apply Now! Click HERE for more information.
Bring a Play to Festival - Submit the online Production Application form beginning on May 15. 
Click HERE for more details.
Respond to a Production
I nterested in responding to a show in the Fall? 
Email or click HERE for more information.
Interested in leading a workshop? 
Submit the online Workshop Registration Form beginning on May 15. 
Click HERE for more details.
Administrator Support Award
Submit a nomination for the IHSTF’s Administrator Support Award. 
Click HERE for more information.
More Information:
  • Never Been to the Festival? Michelle Bayer & Paul Dumbrowski would love to help your students join the fun. Email them at for more information.

  • Need more Festival details? All Festival information can be found on the IHSTF website page at Information will be updated on the website May 15 and then our second large posting will be on August 15.

  • Want to receive updates? To receive email updates, register your email address HERE