If you are a working theatre professional, college instructor, college student or a company related to theatre or theatre education, you in the right spot!
There are multiple ways to be a part of this year's Festival. Look below to get started and then come back periodically as we get closer to the Festival for more updates and info.
A Basic Schedule can be found be clicking on the link to the left.
An app will be made available the week of Festival that will include more detailed schedules including the specific times and locations of workshops, Thespys, and Scholarships, as well as maps and other site specific information.
*Please check emails periodically leading up to Festival for specific updates from the Coordinators of the various aspects.
Workshop Presenter (Adults)
There are multiple sessions of workshops geared towards adults over two days. Each session pays $100.
Adjudicator (for Thespy Competition)
On Friday, students compete in a variety of theatre events. Adjudicators are paid to critique students on their work in a variety of performance and technical theatre areas. Choose your specialty when you apply. Pays $300.
Workshop Presenter (Students)
There are multiple sessions of workshops geared towards students over two days. Each session pays $100.
Exhibitors and Sponsors
Come and get your product or school in front of nearly 100 theatre directors and over 1000 theatre students from 60 schools across Michigan.
Michigan students are loaded with talent. The College Scholarship Competition gives college reps access to the best in the state. Each school can prescreen videos, resumes, headshots as well as contact info on senior students pursuing theatre. At Festival schools can callback students for live auditions and interviews with those they are most interested in. This is first chance each year for colleges to make offers and try to attract students.
Timers & Doorkeepers
This is a great way for college students and alumni to get involved. Each competitive room needs a doorkeeper and a timekeeper. See great arts and get paid a $100 for a few hours work
Coming from out of town and need a place to stay? There a few hotels in the area we've secured room and discounted rates on. Rooms typically fill, but this is a good place to start your search.
There is parking right under the Convention Center. Simply walk up the steps and there you are!