Throughout the year we connect our students with professionals in theatre for various purposes. Brief descriptions are below, along with a link to apply for each area in which you are interested. There is also a contact for each area should you have questions!

One-Act Play Adjudicators

Regional Play Judges: We need three judges for each of our regional conferences to judge up to six plays at each conference. We pay $25 per play judged, plus lunch for the day. Note that we have a conference that is geared toward middle school plays. The rubric and rules are the same for that Regional as for any of the others.

State Play Judges: We need five judges to judge up to 14 plays at our State Conference January 21-23, 2022 at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion. We pay $25 per play judged, plus meals and we will provide your hotel room as needed.

For more info on being a One-Act Play Adjudicator, contact Ray Palasz at rpalasz@indianathespians.org, or Jeremy Leazenby Bruce at jleazenbybruce@indianathespians.org

Thespy Adjudicators

We need several judges to adjudicate individual acting, technical and design events at our State Conference January 21-23 at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion. We pay $50 per round that is judged (Friday Evening, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon). If you travel over 100 miles, we provide a $25 travel stipend, and if you travel over 250 miles or judge on both Friday and Saturday, we provide an $85 hotel stipend (you are responsible for making your own lodging accommodations). We also are looking for Thespy judges who are willing to judge a middle school-only room for middle school students who are at a more developmental level in their craft. The questions on this part of the application ask for your preferences!

We are also hosting a Thespy preliminary round in early November that is an online-only event. You will be able to view video submissions and provide feedback and scoring just like at our in-person State event! Pay is $50 per event judged for that responsibility. And you may adjudicate Thespys in both the preliminary round and at State.

For more information on being a Thespy Adjudicator, contact Thespy Coordinator Corrine Reed at creed@indianathespians.org

Workshop Presenters

We are in need of workshop presenters for our State Conference in January, 2022. At this time this event is being planned as an in-person event, but there is the possibility that this event could be moved to a virtual format. Presenters who are able to teach both ways will be given priority.

Honoraria are offered.

For more information on being a workshop presenter, contact Workshop Coordinator Susan Nieten at snieten@indianathespians.org.

College Representatives

We invite college representatives to the conference to meet with the 900 students who love theatre! Colleges may have a table set up to distribute information and to talk with students and teachers about their programs.

We also host a college audition session on Saturday morning, where colleges may view the live auditions of high school juniors and seniors. In exchange, colleges are required to award at least 2, $500 scholarship offers to students.

Colleges and universities who participate in the audition process receive a free table. Otherwise, a table fee is $50

The registration form will be coming soon!