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Find Your Thespy Qualifier


Your journey to the Thespy Awards begins by participating in a qualifying event through your EdTA chapter.

Check here for dates and links to the Thespy qualifying events in your area. If your location doesn't have a chapter, or your chapter does not hold a qualifying event, you may participate in an alternate qualifier run by EdTA. See eligibility rules in the Official Program Guide

Calendar of Qualifying Events


State Event / Location Date(s) Website
Alabama Alabama Thespian Festival at Vestavia Hills High School February 18-19, 2022 https://alabamathespians.org/festival/
Arizona Arizona Thespians Festival at Phoenix Convention Center November 19-20, 2021 https://arizonathespians.com/festival-2/
California 2022 California State Thespian Festival April 8-10, 2022 http://cetoweb.org/cst_festival/
Colorado Colorado State Thespian Conference (or ThesCon) December 2-4, 2021 cothespians.com
Florida District 10 Thespian Festival December 4-5, 2021 http://www.district10thespians.com/
Florida District 12 Thespian Festival: Individual Events December 4, 2021 http://www.district12thespians.com/
Florida District 12 Thespian Festival: One Acts December 2-3, 2021 http://www.district12thespians.com/
Florida District 4 Thespian Festival at Gibbs High School December 4, 2021 https://floridathespians.com/
Florida District Festival at Falcon Cove Middle School November 6, 2021 https://floridathespians.com/
Florida Florida State Thespians District One-Act Festival November 16, 2021 and December 11, 2021 https://floridathespians.com/
Florida Florida Thespians State Festival March 15-19, 2022 https://floridathespians.com/
Georgia Georgia Thespian Conference, Thescon 2022 at various venues February 3-5, 2022 https://gathespians.org/
Indiana Indiana Thespians State Conference at Indiana Wesleyan University January 21-23, 2022 http://indianathespians.org/
Kansas Kansas Thespian Festival at Hyatt Regency Wichita and Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center January 6-8, 2022 https://www.kansasthespians.com/
Kentucky Kentucky Thespian Festival at The Riverpark Center October 15-16, 2021 https://www.kythespians.org/
Maryland Maryland Thespian Festival at University of Maryland-College Park January 14-15, 2022 https://www.marylandthespians.org/
Minnesota Minnesota  Thespian Conference at Rarig Center January 8-9, 2022 https://www.mnthespians.com/
Mississippi Mississippi Junior Thespian Festival at Columbus Middle School February 4-5, 2022 https://www.msthespians.org/jr-thescon
Mississippi Mississippi ThesCon at Riley Center February 25-26, 2022 https://www.msthespians.org/
Missouri Missouri Thespian 2022 State Conference at Union Station - St. Louis January 19-22, 2022 http://missourithespians.org/
Nebraska Nebraska State Thespian Festival at Doubletree Hotel-Omaha January 6-8, 2022 http://www.nebraskathespians.org/
Nevada Nevada Thespian State Conference at  Arbor View High School March 3-5, 2022 https://www.nvthespians.org/
Nevada Northern Nevada Regional Theatre and short play festival at Damonte Ranch High School January 7-8, 2022 https://www.nvthespians.org/
Nevada Southern Nevada Regional Theatre and short play festival at Foothill High School January 21-22, 2022 (in person) and January 15, 2022 (virtual) https://www.nvthespians.org/
New Jersey New Jersey Thespian Festival at TBD January 15-16, 2022 www.njthespians.org 
New Jersey New Jersey Junior Thespian Festival at Toms River High School North May 14, 2022 https://www.njjrthespians.org/
New Jersey East Regional at New Bern High School January 22, 2022 http://www.ncthespians.org/ncthespianregionals.html
New Mexico New Mexico Thespian Festival at  Jan 13-15 2022 https://www.nmstf.org/
New York NY Thespian Festival 2022 at TBD Late April or Early May https://www.newyorkthespians.org/
North Carolina Charlotte Regional at Jesse Carson High School January 8, 2022 http://www.ncthespians.org/ncthespianregionals.html
North Carolina Jr Thespian Festival October 16, 2021 http://www.ncthespians.org/ncjrthespians.html
North Carolina NC State Thespian Festival at UNC-Greensboro March 11-13, 2022 http://www.ncthespians.org/index.html
North Carolina Triad Regional at Page High School January 22, 2022 http://www.ncthespians.org/ncthespianregionals.html
North Carolina Virtual Regional January 8, 2022 http://www.ncthespians.org/ncthespianregionals.html
North Carolina West Regional Festival at Enka High School January 8, 2022 http://www.ncthespians.org/ncthespianregionals.html
Oklahoma Oklahoma Thespian Festival at Southmoore High School January 14-16, 2022 https://www.okthespians.com/
Oregon Performance Qualifier at Regional Venues-NE Parkrose High School, NW Century High School, S Central High School February 5, 2022 https://www.oregonthespians.org/
Oregon Design/Tech Qualifier at State Theatre Festival March 31, 2022 https://www.oregonthespians.org/
Pennsylvania PA State Thespian Conference at North Penn High School December 3-4, 2021 https://www.pathespians.org/
South Carolina SC Thespians and PDA Festvial at Dorman High School Feb 25-27, 2022 https://www.pdascits.org/
Texas Texas Thespian Festival 2021 at Gaylord Texas Resort Hotel & Convention Center November 18-20, 2021 https://www.texasthespians.org/
Virginia Virginia Thespian Festival at Shenandoah University January 14-16, 2022 https://www.vathespian.org/
Washington Washington State Thespian Festival at Western Washington University March 25-26, 2022 https://www.wathespians.org/
West Virginia WV ThesFest ’22 at Marshall University March 24-26, 2022  www.wvthespians.org
EdTA Unified Thespy Qualifier at Virtual February 1-March 1, 2022 thespys.org