International Thespian Festival

The International Thespian Festival is an annual week-long theatre festival that brings together U.S. high school theatre clubs, thespian troupes, and programs. Organized by the International Thespian Society, it is held annually in late June on the campus of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The festival features an event called the National Individual Events Showcase. This gives students the chance to perform in the categories of monologue, duet acting, solo/duet/group musical theatre, and mime, or show off their skills in the technical of categories costume design and construction, publicity design, scenic design, stage management, lighting design, and short film, and earn a Superior Ranking.


  • Superior Ranking:
    • Caleb Haberman in Solo Musical Theatre
    • Eleni Stavros in Solo Musical Theatre
    • Vaughn Melbourn and Jack Morrill Duet Scene


  • Superior Ranking:
    • Vaughn Melbourn in Solo Monologue
    • Jack Morrill in Solo Monologue