International Thespian Festival 2023

Travel to International Thespian Festival with NTPA!

What is ITF?

International Thespian Festival is summer’s premier teen theatre festival for high school theatre students and teachers.

  • Grow your knowledge with interactive workshops on every aspect of theatre — onstage, backstage, and front-of-house.
  • Experience performances of all kinds: read-throughs and improv, student works and Shakespeare, one-acts and full-scale main stage productions.
  • Showcase your talents through college auditions (for the class of 2024)
  • Build your theatre family — you’ll meet thousands of Thespians and theatre educators and form lifelong friendships.

ITF is where you see, think, and do theatre non-stop for a week! NTPA Collegiate Pursuits will not be participating in the Thespy Awards Competitions in 2023.

Info Session

February 15, 8:30 PM on Zoom

If you cannot attend the info meeting, all those who RSVP will be sent a video of the meeting!

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Register for ITF

The official registration is due March 8 along with a $100 deposit. After initial registration, 2 equal payments will be due March 31 and April 28. The registration link will be sent to those who complete the form linked below!
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Open to students in 9th Grade (Graduating class of 2026) – 12th Grade (Graduation class of 2023)


June 18-23, travel day June 24


Indiana University Bloomington in Bloomington, IN  


Bethany Bourland and Kameron Knott

Cost: $1,545

Cost includes:

  • All ITF activities
  • Housing in a double occupancy dorm room with early check-in on Sunday, June 18
  • Meal plan for all meals
  • Supervision of Collegiate Pursuits Staff Chaperones
  • NTPA Trip Planning Services
  • Travel to and from airport in Indianapolis
  • For the Class of 2024:
    • Entry into ITF Virtual College Auditions. Colleges will then contact students for in-person auditions that are held at the festival.
    • 1 hr of Private Audition Coaching prior to the trip.
    • Filming of audition prior to audition submission.
    • If you are not in the class of 2024, your cost will be decreased by $50
  • International Thespian Society Troupe Membership
    • If you are already a troupe member at your school, but your school is not attending the trip, we can adopt you into our troupe for ITF. Your cost will be decreased by $35.

*CHAPERONES: Chaperones are welcome but not necessary. Chaperone cost is $1,100 and covers All ITF activities, NTPA Trip Planning Services, housing in a single occupancy dorm room with early check-in fee, & Meal plan

*This cost does not include: Airfare/Travel, Souvenirs/ITF Swag, additional Snacks. Students traveling without a chaperone will be given a specific flight that will be linked to the Collegiate Pursuits Staff Members flights. Students will be chaperoned from airport drop-off through to airport pick-up!

Countdown to ITF 2023!