Vendors, Judges & Colleges

Dear Vendors and Friend of Thespians,

We are busy preparing for the 2018 Nebraska State Thespian Festival to again be held in Lincoln at UNL, Roccoco & Embassy Suites.  The festival will take place on Jan 4, 5 & 6 in 2017.

The Vendor Area will be located in the Embassy Suites on FRIDAY and SATURDAY,  Jan 5, & 6, 2017. Hours for the vending tables will be from 8am to 5pm. Spaces are reserved on a space available “first-come” basis.  I am inviting you to join us for the two days that we are in Lincoln at the Embassy Suites and share your items and information at our Festival.  Please submit the form by November 1, 2017.

The vendor’s fee for Festival 2018 will be $50 per table.

Please make checks payable to Nebraska State Thespians.

Payment should be sent to:

Nebraska Thespians
C/0 Angela M Dashner
PO Box 24341

Omaha NE 68124

To register as a vendor, click here

Dear Workshop Leader, Adjudicator, and Friend of Thespians:

We are busy preparing for the 2018 Nebraska State Thespian Festival to again be held in Lincoln at UNL & Embassy Suites.  The festival will take place on Jan 4, 5 & 6 in 2017.

The wide variety of workshops offered at the state festival are of special interest to our students.  The State Board and I would like to invite you to apply to present a workshop at our Festival this year.  Subject areas requested by our Thespians include workshops on auditioning, musical theatre, voice, movement, singing, dialects, makeup, set building, painting, set design, how to do a cold reading, attitude and rejection  how to cope with not being cast, costume design, playwrighting , scene study, and dance, to name a few.  We ask that any workshops you present be participatory or “hands on” in nature. Please complete the enclosed Workshop Registration form and return by November 1, 2017.  If you wish to be considered as an adjudicator only, you are asked to skip all of the sections regarding workshop details.

**Please note, if you are currently affiliated in any way with one of our registered troupes, you will not be eligible to adjudicate for this year’s Festival.**

Our students deserve the best we can give them and you fit the bill!  Confirmations will be sent in December.

I look forward to your positive reply.


To register as a Judge, click here

Dear College and University Representatives:

I wish to invite you to audition our Nebraska Thespians for your schools at the Nebraska State Festival in Lincoln, Ne on Jan 4, 5 & 6, 2017.

This year our Juniors & Seniors will be able to audition during the College Auditions. Auditions will be held on Friday, Jan 5, 2017 from 10:00 AM to approximately 12:00 p.m.  You will be notified of the location in The Embassy Suites in a mailing in early December.  All students are screened to meet the minimal requirements you have requested.  Students applications and resumes will be available through Accept’d.

We encourage our students to pursue post secondary education.  I know this is a rough time of year for you, but our students (your students of tomorrow), need to be seen and given every chance to further their future.  Many of you also do workshops and adjudicate for us.  I ask you to set these auditions as your priority; our students deserve it.  There have been enough obstacles put in Education’s path, we are offering you the best of Nebraska’s future.

Please fill out all of the forms and submit with your positive reply by December 1, 2017.  Our students thank you; we thank you. I look forward to seeing you at our Festival 2018.


For Colleges to Register, click here