Vendors, Workshop Presenters, Judges & Colleges

Dear Friend of Nebraska Thespians:


We are busy preparing for the 2020 Nebraska State Thespian Festival to be held in Omaha at the Double Tree Hotel and Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha January 2, 3 and 4. Please read below for opportunities to participate in our Festival and complete the Registration Form and return by November 13th, 2019.



  1. VENDOR (College or Commercial)

The Vendor Area will be located at the Double Tree Mezzanine Level during the following hours:

Weekday Date Times
Thursday January 2nd
  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Friday January 3rd
  • 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday January 4th
  • 8:00am-11:00am


COST: $75 per table, unless organization presents two workshops during the festival, then the vendor table is free! Tables will be assigned in order of submission.



College Auditions will be held on FRIDAY, JANUARY 3rd from 9:00am to approximately 11:30am. We encourage our students to pursue post-secondary education and hope that many of you will participate in the opportunity to see the best that Nebraska has to offer.



The State Board would like to invite you to apply to adjudicate our National Individual Events, Tech Challenge and Chapter Select Productions. Students receiving Superiors in these events qualify to compete at International Festival.

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. 


Event Weekday Date Times Compensation
National Individual Events Friday January 3rd
  • 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Tech Challenge Saturday January 4th
  • 7:30am - 11:30am
Chapter Select Production Varies Varies Varies $50



The wide variety of workshops offered at the state festival are of special interest to our students. We ask that any workshops you present be participatory or “hands on” in nature.

COMPENSATION: $35 per workshop session and we prefer each presenter to present during at least two sessions for a total of $70. Specific workshop session assignments will be determined once all submissions have been received.

Weekday Date Times
Thursday January 2nd
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday January 3rd
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Saturday January 4th
  • 10:00am - 11:00am


IMPORTANT NOTE: All adults must complete a background check in order to attend NebThesFest20.  If not completing the BACKGROUND CHECK VERIFICATION FORM you will receive an email with a direct link to submit your information to Trak-1, accredited background screeners. This must be completed successfully by December 1st in order to attend Festival. Nebraska Thespians will cover the cost of up two adults for your organization including the email above and one more below. Each additional adult will cost $2.75 and we will follow up directly to get additional emails.