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Each year the Maryland State Thespian Festival hosts guest artists from across the nation as they deliver an educational experience unlike any other. Teaching artists typically facilitate three (3) to four (4) workshops per festival day and may also be called upon to serve as an adjudicator for the Individual Events and/or Senior Scholarships programs during festival. It's an experience unlike any other and one that you'll be proud of. Join us and experience what it's like to create with over 700 theatre and design students from across the state and inspire the next generation of theatre artists.

We’re looking for the best theatre practitioners and/or educators in the region to facilitate exciting and engaging workshops and to serve as an adjudicator for the Maryland State Individual Events, One Act Festival, and/or Senior Scholarships. This year we are are looking to offer students additional workshop sessions and are looking for teaching artists who are able to facilitate approximately three (3) to four (4) workshops per festival day. We are also interested in offering an increased number of workshops geared toward theatre educators. Teaching artists who offer workshops that are unique in nature and highlight personal and/or institutional theatrical strengths are more likely to be invited to festival.

Theatre artists and practitioners, educators and/or theatre administrators.

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 Teaching Artists. Lunch will also be provided for each day in attendance. Furthermore, stipends are offered as follows:

Teaching Artist Stipend: $300.00
Please note, each guest artist/adjudicator may be required to facilitate three (3) - four (4) workshop sessions and adjudicate two individual event sessions for each day of festival attended. 

Guest artists who are selected to join us during the Maryland State Thespian Festival will be notified via email by December 31, 2019.

All those assigned to adjudicate during festival must attend a mandatory adjudication training session. More information will be provided after selection.

Guest artists must be available for the entirety of the schedule below and will facilitate and/or adjudicate as assigned.

Friday January 10 - Saturday January 11, 2020:
Various times as scheduled throughout the weekend. Workshop and I.E sessions take place from 8:30am - 7:00pm. Exact schedule will be determined based on final Workshop and I.E. assignments.