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Important Information

Join us for a great weekend of Thespian activities! January 20-21, 2023

Current Seniors planning to study theater in college can audition for college scholarships in performance and technical theater.

Louisiana State Thespians has seven (7) State Thespian Officer positions to be elected at the State Festival. It is not necessary for all 7 positions be filled. These 7 students are the student leaders for Louisiana Thespians. The State Thespian Officers provide ideas, suggestions and advice to the Adult Board. 

Join this fun, crazy obstacle of technical challenges! The Louisiana Thespian Tech Challenge opens the Festival with each troupe being put to the TECH TEST!

Each troupe registers TWO REPRESENTATIVES for this fun, all-participant event. No experience is required! So get ready "techies" (and "non-techies") because we're gonna hammer, paint, design and light crazy!!!

Present your troupe in a positive “commercial style” sketch and tell about your school drama program, productions, classes, theatre events, or fund raisers in a 2 minute video! All registered troupes are encouraged to submit a video or power point

Festival Events

The Louisiana Thespian Thespys are intended to be a non-competitive, educational program offering Festival delegates the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on prepared theatrical material and technical designs. The goal for participating students is to find their talent, strengths, and weaknesses and to grow as theatre artists

The Showcase Performance is open to all troupes and offers an opportunity for students to perform for an enthusiastic audience of peers, teachers and college reps.

This applies to troupes that will be attending the International Thespian Festival during the month of June and are interested in showcasing a one act for Louisiana. The Chapter Select Showcase at the International Thespian Festival features outstanding Thespian productions from state chapters nationwide. The Chapter Select Showcase is a presentation of one-acts, each representing a state chapter. Chapter Select’s twenty-five performance slots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis until the schedule is full.

The Cabaret Performances are open to all troupes and offers the opportunity for students to perform theatrical-based acts. Monologues, scenes, mimes, singing and dancing are examples.

Festival Policies


Troupes must sit in the assigned seats in the theater and keep the area clean.


Students must attend and participate in all phases of the Festival.


Dress code should be appropriate.No hats in the theater.


Wear your name badge at all times. 


No smoking, alcohol or drugs allowed. 


No eating or drinking in the theater or workshops.


No talking, whispering or sleeping during performances.


Do not leave your seat during performances.


Cell phones, music device or headsets are not allowed in the theater or workshops.


Students should not leave the Festival area without their school theater director.


The taking of audio, video, or still pictures (flash or otherwise) is strictly prohibited by copyright laws. Only authorized Festial photographers will be allowed to photograph inside the theater.

Students, chaperons, parents or troupe directors who fail to comply with these Festival Policies or rules of the university will be sent home without refund and will result in the troupe being subjected to probation the following Festival year.

Registration opens Nov 1
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