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2024 Festival


48th Annual Illinois High School Theater Festival
We Shine Brighter Together
January 11-13, 2024
Illinois State University

Check the website on Thursday, May 25 for more updates and information.

2024 ALL-STATE PRODUCTION: She Kills Monsters
Applications Due: May 26, 2023
Auditions: June 3, 10, and 11, 2023 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Callbacks: June 23 - 2023 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Find more information about being part of the All-State production HERE!
Email with any All-State questions!

PRODUCTIONS: Bring a play to Festival! Applications go live on May 25, 2023!

RESPOND TO A PRODUCTION: If you are interested in responding to a production, email

WORKSHOPS: Are you interested in leading a workshop? The workshop application goes live on May 24, 2023!

ADMINISTRATOR SUPPORT AWARD: Submit a nomination for the IHSTF’s Administrator Support Award. Click here for more information and to submit your nomination!

Is this your first time coming to the Festival? Reach out to the hospitality committee! Annie Calderon and Anna McSweeney would love to help your students join the fun. Email them at for more information.

Event is Made Possible By:

Illinois High School Theatre Festival

General Questions:

IHSTF 2023 Executive Director

Ryan Lambert:

All-State Questions Only:

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