Thespians compete in a variety of categories at Texas Thespian State Festival.
- Individual Performance Events
- Individual Technical Events
- Team Events
- Playwriting - Thespian Playworks
- Short Film
- Outstanding Troupe Award
- Music Composition - Thespian Musicalworks
Troupes may enter six (6) Performance IEs and seven (7) Technical IEs in ANY combination, however each student can only enter one event. Troupes are not limited to only one (1) event in each category.
For example, troupes can have 2 duet acting, 3 solo musicals and 1 group musical. See our Individual & Group Events FAQs for additional specific examples.
National Qualifiers: If students achieve the highest scores, Individual and Group events, Playwriting, Musical Composition, and Short Film are eligible to advance to National Competitions at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Texas-Only Competitions include the Tech Challenge, Team Design events, and Outstanding Troupe Award.
Please note: Due to LIMITED space in the IE rooms, only the Director and the Performer(s) may attend IE performances.