Welcome to the Florida Jr. Thespians website
FSJT IS PROUD TO INTRODUCE…
THE JUNIOR THESPIAN MAINSTAGE COMPETITION! (Deadline extended to September 15th)
Experienced middle school troupe directors from across Florida are invited to have their full-length
fall productions screened by our professional panel of judges. The winning mainstage play will be invited
to perform their show at the Florida State Thespian Festival in the beautiful 2700-seat Chapin Theater at the
Orange County Convention Center at 7pm on the Friday of our annual state festival! All entrants will receive
a brief verbal talkback with the judges on the night of their performance, and a written critique by mail afterward.
Troupe Directors, please read the Mainstage Rules carefully to be sure you understand the cost, the screening window,
and the show requirements. Be sure to mail in your applications by the September 15th deadline!
The Mainstage Competition will provide a chance for us to celebrate some of the best middle school
theatrical work in the state, give a student cast and crew an unforgettable performance experience in a professional
theater venue, and sets a new goal for the future growth of our theater programs.
Click here to download the Florida Junior Theatre Mainstage Rules.
Click here to download the Florida Junior Theatre Mainstage Application.
Time to start planning already for 2018: BROADWAY BOUND!
The 2018 festival will be held February 1-3, 2018.
2017-2018 FESTIVAL DATES
Click here to download the Florida Junior Thespian State and District Festival schedules.
2018 HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS
Our host hotel is the Avanti Resort Orlando
Our secondary host hotel is the CoCo Key Hotel & Water Resort
Please see the Hotel Offering page for more information.
STATUS AND TROUPE INFO
Go to this website :EdTA Troupe Search
Ensure that your STATUS is ACTIVE. If it is, you are correctly affiliated and will receive all registration materials. If your troupe is not on this list, you need to call the International Office at 513-421-3900 and see what needs to be done to get your troupe affiliated once more.
YOU MUST ATTEND THE DISTRICT FESTIVAL YOU ARE ZONED FOR OR GO THROUGH AN APPEAL PROCESS TO PERFORM AT ANOTHER DISTRICT FESTIVAL. CONTACT THE STATE DIRECTOR FOR THIS PROCESS.
CELL PHONE RULE
: If your cell phones goes off in a performance room or if you leave a performance space in the middle of a performance, your badge will be pulled and you will not be able to enter into any other performance spaces.
NUMBER OF EVENTS PER TROUPE
You may register for 8 performance and 4 technical events.
Performance event categories are:
Monologue, Duet Acting, Ensemble Acting, Solo Musical, Duet Musical, Small Group Musical, Large Group Musical, Pantomime, Improvisation.
Technical event categories are:
Set Design, Costume Design, Marketing/Publicity Design, Scene Writing, Makeup Design.
The events registered must have been rated Superior at your district festival to attend state festival.
4 Excellent events total can be given exceptions and attend the state festival. The Excellent rated events can be either performance OR technical categories total, NOT 4 EACH.
There is no limit to a specific category as long as it does not exceed 8 performances or 4 technical.
District Showcase performance events are included in this count. District Showcase events are any performance that represents your district during the opening ceremony.
For the Scene Writing category, all scenes must be uploaded into eventweb and assigned to your Scene Writing event at the time of registration. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS.
Individual Events: How to Slate.
Click here to download the Florida Junior Theatre Festival How to Slate.
One of our goals of this organization is to use more social media to keep you informed. We hope to post updated information leading up to
and throughout the festival as it becomes available including information like Critics' Choices, maps,
directions, and other helpful and important information.
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