Peace, Love, Thespians

March 14-17,2018

Tampa, FL

The Florida State Thespian Festival is a Private Event. Only registered participants or those accompanying a troupe may attend.


Contemporary Comedies
Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin (Samuel French)
Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam (Samuel French)
The Women by Clare Boothe Luce (Dramatists Play Service)
Contemporary Dramas
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry (Samuel French)
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Simon Stephens (Dramatists Play Service)
Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies (Dramatists Play Service)
The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni (Samuel French)
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (Google it.)
Izutsu (The Well Cradle) by Zeami
In the Heights by Lin Manuel Miranda (Applause Libretto Library)
The Color Purple by Marsha Norman (Theatrical Rights Worldwide)
Smokey Joe’s Café by Leiber & Stoller (Rogers & Hammerstein)
Cabaret by Joe Masteroff (Tams-Witmark Music Library)







Student Eligibility for the State Festival

All students, in good standing, who were adjudicated at their District I.E. Festival or their One Act Festival are eligible to attend the Florida State Thespian Festival, at the discretion of their Troupe Director.
Students must adhere to the Florida State Thespian Student Conduct Guidelines and Conduct Contract.
Any violation of the conduct guidelines or any behavior that could be deemed as a law or safety violation can result in the removal of the violating student and include the removal of the student’s entire troupe from the current and/or future festivals.
Individual Events that received a Superior rating at their District Festival are eligible to be adjudicated at the State Festival at the discretion of their Troupe Director and within the limitation of  six (6) individual events per troupe.
One Acts perform at the State One Act Festival at the discretion of the District Chair for each district, after qualifying with a Superior rating at their District One Act Festival, and being selected by the judges at that festival.
Make-up and Student Choreography Critics Choice winners for each district will take part in a workshop for their respective events at the State Festival.
All decisions of Florida State Thespian District Chairs and the State Director of Florida Thespians are final.

Affiliation information comes from the Home Office of EdTA in Cincinnati. If you have paid your dues or changed troupe directors, please contact EdTA to find out how to correct this information. Please make sure your dues are paid for the 2017-18 school year by contacting the membership department at EdTA (513) 421-3900. Payment may be made by credit card over the phone or by check through the mail or school purchase order by FAX. You may also contact them at www.schooltheatre.org


Future Festival Dates:

2019: March 20-23
2020: March 18-21
2021: March 17-20