Thespian Festival

December 15 & 16, 2017
Grand Rapids, MI

fest_showcaseMichigan’s largest annual theatre event is the Michigan Thespian Festival.  Over the course of two days students are able to see multiple shows, choose from over 100 different workshops (in various areas of performance and technical theatre), compete in their choice of 18 different theatre specific Individual Events, audition for scholarships from colleges & universities and visit information booths and theatrical vendors.  At night students are able to mingle during social events such as group improvisation or our annual “AfterGLOW” dance party. Overall, it is an extremely exciting weekend in which students and educators from across the state can share together in their common love for the theatre arts. The festival also allows adults the chance to network with other theatre teachers, attend workshops of their own, and gain valuable practical information on how to improve theatre at their own schools.

HERE’S A VIDEO WITH IMAGES AND VIDEO FROM FESTIVAL:  FESTIVAL TEASER

CHECK OUT A VIDEO OF OUR AFTERGLOW DANCE PARTY

DOCUMENTS, REGISTRATION FORMS AND ADDITIONAL FESTIVAL INFORMATION for directors bringing students can be found under the “Director Documents” link.

For a better idea of Festival and the schedule of events, download our GUIDEBOOK app.  Search for Michigan Thespian Festival.  You will be able to view last year’s guide.  This year’s guide will not be available until just before Festival.

This year’s Festival will be in Grand Rapids with most activities (including hotel) taking place at the DeVos Center and The Amway Hotel.

For Questions?

New Directors coming to just check out Festival for the first time, contact:  Karen Miller (karen.miller@HVS.org)

Directors coming with students, contact: Dave Springer (david.springer@uticak12.org)

General Festival questions, contact:  Todd Avery (taveryfestivaldirector@gmail.com)

Professionals or College reps, contact:  Erik Hart (ehart@wcskids.net)