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Each year the Maryland State Thespian Festival hosts colleges and universities from across the state, offering them access, through adjudication opportunities, Junior College Auditions, and a college/university fair, to some of the finest talent among our delegation of over 700 festival attendees. It's one of the best offerings at Festival for our students and guests alike, and a rare opportunity to recruit the talent of tomorrow. Join us and experience the benefits of highlighting your theatre school and/or program to the next generation of theatre artists.

We're looking for representation from the best and most existing theatre programs from across the state and/or region to join us for the two day long Maryland State Thespian Festival. You'll gain access to future applicants/theatre students by serving as an adjudicator for both the Festival's Individual Events and the Junior College Auditions where Juniors from across the state present a brief audition/portfolio review for hopes of admission to an institution of advanced study. Representatives from colleges and universities will also be offered the opportunity to rent table space at our College/University Fair (rental charges apply).

In addition to an experience unlike any other and the ability to share in the joy and excitement of some of the most talented students in Maryland, Maryland Thespians is honored to provide a hospitality room for all College/University representatives. Lunch will also be provided for each day in attendance. Furthermore, stipends are offered as follows:

College/University Representative: $300.00
Please note, each college/university representative may be required to facilitate three (3) - four (4) workshop sessions and adjudicate two individual event sessions for each day of festival attended.  

Tables are available on a first come, first serve basis and are displayed prominently during the 2019 Maryland State Thespian Festival College/University Fair. Premium space is limited and early application is encouraged.

Table Size: 3 feet by 6 feet
Cost: $100.00 for the first table requested. Additional tables are available as requested for $50.00 each. Please note that outside tables are not permitted.

Friday & Saturday: Workshops, Individual Events, and Junior College Auditions are scheduled throughout the festival from 8:30am - 7:00pm. The College/University Fair runs concurrently with all programming.

Once your application has been submitted and approved, you will receive a confirmation email verifying your attendance at the 2019 Maryland State Thespian Festival. Please print the confirmation email and return it with your payment to: 

Maryland Chapter of Educational Theatre Association
c/o Dorothy DeLucchi
8405 Gannon Ct. Severn, MD 21144
Please make checks payable to Maryland Chapter of Educational Theatre Association.