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.

2020: 

  • Superior Ranking:
    • Elsa Baumgartner in Costume Design 
    • Spencer Tuchscher-Hart in Costume Design 
    • Erin Keith in Stage Management 
    • Nikki Astor in Stage Management 
    • Victor Kallet in Solo Acting 
    • Arya Hanumara in Solo Acting 
    • Hayden Steiner in Solo Acting 
    • Maddy Considine in Solo Acting 
    • Eleni Stavros in Solo Musical Theatre 

2019: 

  • Superior Ranking:
    • Maria Burritt in Solo Acting
    • Vaughn Melbourn in Solo Acting
    • Kyrah Panfil in Solo Acting 
    • Zoë Wallace in Solo Acting 
    • Maddy Considine in Solo Musical Theatre
    • Camille Fundingsland in Solo Musical Theatre
    • Caleb Haberman in Solo Musical Theatre
    • Jack Morrill in Solo Musical Theatre
    • Eleni Stavros in Solo Musical Theatre

2018

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

2017

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