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Guest Artist Opportunities

Register to be a Guest Artist

Display Tables
Promote your school or theater related organization/business at one of our Display Tables, which will be on display for the entirety of Festival in the Gallagher Bluedorn Auditorium lobby!

Individual Event Adjudication
Each year hundreds of Iowa high school students perform in the Individual Events competition. Students compete in the areas of acting, musical theatre, improvisation, film, and technical events. Over 30 judges are needed to participate in the Individual Event competition. Adjudicators receive a $100 honorarium. Guest critics provide written comments to the performers and help determine the performances that will be featured in a showcase during the Festival.

Workshop Presenter
At Festival, workshop sessions are offered for students, teachers, and parent chaperones. Presenting a workshop is another great way to make personal contact with students and teachers, as well as to promote your college and/or organization. Workshop presentations can be focused on any aspect of theatre - from onstage to offstage. There will be two workshop sessions of 60 minutes each and we offer a $100 honorarium for individuals that present at both sessions.

College and Thespian Scholarship Auditions
Theatre students from across the state of Iowa will present both technical and performance auditions on the Friday of Festival. College representatives have the opportunity to view the scholarship auditions, and invite students to meet with you on Saturday. There will also be a Meet and Greet following the auditions on Friday night with all scholarship candidates.

Sponsorship & Advertising Options
Each year, over 800 students, teachers, and parent chaperones from across the state of Iowa attend Festival, and there are many sponsorship and advertising opportunities for you to support Iowa Thespians while garnering excellent publicity for your organization, includingT-shirt sponsorhips, program advertising, and Iowa Thespian Festival day bags.