International Thespian Society Competitions

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Every year, Sehome Drama students have the opportunity to participate in competitions and other competitive activities in the theatre arts and technical theatre.


October 12, 2019 - Seattle, WA

The WA Unified Auditions allow seniors to audition for theatrical programs (including technical theater) at many colleges at the same time. Any senior expected to graduate by spring with a 2.75 GPA can qualify for this event. 

Click here to learn more about College Auditions.


December 7, 2019 - Montlake Terrace, WA

To compete in the International Thespian Society competitions, you must start at the regional level. Individual Events (or IEs) are the regional competitions in Washington. Students can compete in categories including Acting (monologue, duo scene or group scene), Musical (solo, duet musical or group musical) or Technical Theatre (stage management, set design, costume design and more). Registration for IEs is limited so see Mrs. McGowan for more information. 

Click here to learn more about IEs.


March 19 -21, 2019 - Bellingham, WA

Competition at the State Thespian Conference is one of the most exciting events for ITS members each year. The conference is held either at Western Washington University or Central Washington University (alternating) every year. Students who scored highly at Individual Events move on to compete at the state level and programs can also compete with large musical or straight play competitions. Workshops teaching everything from scenic painting to stage combat are held all weekend for participants. Registration for the State Conference is limited so see Mrs. McGowan for more information. 

Click here to learn more about the ITS State Conference.


June 22 - 27, 2019 - Bloomington, ID

The National Thespian Conference is a week-long event held every summer in Lincoln, Nebraska. This is the final culmination for students who scored high enough in Individual Events and State competitions. Workshops in everything from rigging to dance to acting technique are held throughout the week plus many more awesome activities.

Click here to learn more about Nationals.

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