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Welcome to the Secondary Education Theatre Division Minimize


Karen Hall
Maine East High School

Jonathan Meier
Mundelein High School

Illinois High School Theatre Festival Minimize

The Illinois High School Theatre Festival is the largest and oldest non-competitive high school theatre festival in the world. The three-day Festival takes place every year in early January, and switches locations between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Illinois State University. Over 4,000 students, teachers, university representatives, exhibitors, and volunteers come together to put on over 25 different high school productions and over 150 workshops. Other highlights include college/university auditions for high school seniors, professional development for teachers and the All-State Production, featuring student cast and crew members from across the state.

For detailed information about IHSTF 2017, Find Your Truth: Discover, Uncover, Reveal 
(January 5th-7th), please visit www.illinoistheatrefest.org.


The IHSTF is now accepting submissions for Executive Director of the 2019 Festival.
 Please see below.

IHSTF 2019 Executive Director Application Minimize