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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. Guest 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 1,000 theatre and design students from across the state and inspire the next generation of theatre artists.

This year we are are looking to offer students additional workshop sessions and are looking for guest artist 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. Guest 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. Additionally, Teaching Artists will be scheduled as adjudicators throughout festival for various Individual Event Competitions. 

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

Friday & Saturday (workshop facilitation & adjudication as assigned): $300.00
Saturday (workshop facilitation & adjudication as assigned): $150.00

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 State Thespian Festival will be notified via email by December 30, 2017.

All those assigned to adjudicate during festival must attend a mandatory judges training session. If selected, you must register for a judges training session when registering for festival online. 

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

Friday & Saturday: Workshop and scholarship sessions are scheduled from 8:30 - 7:00pm.