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We hope you will join us for the Michigan Thespian Festival on December 08 & 09, 2023

Click on the links below for more information. 

Links to documents may pop up in the lower left hand corner of your screen or in your download folder.

Deadlines at a Glance

*indicates areas of submission that are not required for Festival--only optional

  • Friday, September 06, 2023

    • *Send a Troupe Application

      • Schools that have never been to State Thespian Festival

    • *Mainstage / One Act Performance Applications

  • Friday, October 27, 2023

    • Festival and Thespys Registration (via Delegate Registration Spreadsheet)

    • Consent Forms (for each person attending)

    • Background Checks (for each chaperone attending)

  • Friday, November 03, 2023

    • Late Registration

  • Friday, November 10, 2023​​

    • *Thespian Scholarship

    • *Tom Suda Scholarship

    • *Standing Ovation Award Nominations

    • *Hall of Fame Nominations

    • *Thespy Playwriting & Short Film Submissions

    • *Showcase Applications

  • Friday, November 17, 2023

    • *College Scholarships form submitted and paid for (on

  • A Basic Schedule can be found below.  An app will be made available the week of Festival that will include more detailed schedules including the specific times of workshops, along with individual schedules and locations for Thespys and Scholarships, as well as maps and other site specific information.

IMPORTANT: Links to documents (such as the registration form/spreadsheet) may pop up in the lower left hand corner of your screen or your download folder. 
Once you open the Registration Form, you may have to click 'enable' to add your info.

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Earn SCECH while attending Festival

The Michigan Educational Theatre Association is a registered non-profit organization, (Ohio, Domestic Articles/Non-profit document #200323800776), Federal Employer Identification Number #56-2393035, and approved for operating a non-profit in Michigan.

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