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Festival 2013 Highlights

Festival 2013 photos

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The 2013 Iowa Thespian Festival was held at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls November 15-16, 2013. Thank you Iowa Thespian Board for another Terrific conference. Thank you UNI Department of Theater for hosting us four years in a row!! Looking forward to 2014! Join us next year at the Iowa Thespian Festival Nov. 14 & 15, 2014 at UNI.

Iowa Thespian Festival – Individual Events National Individual Event Qualifiers

Congratulations to the 29 performances that will advance on to the National Individual Event Showcase Competition at the International Thespian Festival based on receiving two Accomplished Ratings from the judges. more>>

Leadership Award

We are pleased to announce that Kenny Thach from Davenport North
is the recipient of the first ever Michael Peitz Student Leadership Award. more>>


Performing Arts Curriculum

Make plans now to attend Iowa
Thespian Festival Nov. 14 & 15, 2014 at UNI.

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Educational Theatre Association and Iowa Thespians

Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is the name of the professional association for theatre educators and the parent organization that operates the International Thespian Society.

The Iowa Educational Theatre Association (Iowa EdTA) is the link between an individual and the national organization. Iowa EdTA believes that all schools have high quality arts programs and promotes the importance of theatre as a component of lifelong learning. Iowa EdTA offers its members a festival at which participants attend mainstage and studio performances and learn from workshops. Students may also compete in individual events and audition for scholarships.


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