Individual & Group Event Guidelines
National IE Changes for 2017-18
National IE Handbook
Due to limited space, only the Troupe Director and the Performer(s) are allowed in the performance room. This year the only students allowed in the competition area will be competitors. Other students will be turned away.
Monologue, Duet Acting, Group Acting, Solo Musical, Duet Musical, Group Musical
Costume Construction, Costume Design, Lighting Design, Scenic Design, Sound Design, Stage Management, Theatre Marketing
Please see Specific Rules for Short Film
Specific Title Of Piece
The title of piece to be presented at conference must be on entered and approved prior to the deadline.
Monologues must enter two (2) titles).
Any entry that does not use the piece(s) that were entered online will be disqualified.
No refunds will be given to acts that are found to have ineligible titles.
It is the troupe director's responsibility to ensure that the piece(s) being performed conform to the community standard of their school.
Permission To Perform
Please see guidelines about getting permission to perform pieces.
It is the responsibility of each competing student and his/her sponsor to make sure titles are permissible.
Those who perform restricted titles will either be disqualified or not allowed to compete at Nationals.
Realize that some publishing companies take up to six weeks to respond to performance rights questions.
Rules For Each Event
What to Wear/What Not to Wear!
Performance Events--Introduction Of Piece(s)
If you arrive late for your appointed time, the possibility of re-scheduling is highly unlikely and you wlll be considered a no show.
Arrival and Performance Time
To qualify for NIES at the International Thespian Festival, entrants must receive an overall assessment rating of Superior.
Finalists and Main Stage
Participants in Performance Events may be selected to participate in a Finals. Also, some performers may be chosen to participate in Main Stage performances. For both the Finals and Main Stage, not all categories may be represented.
Securing performance rights for Individual Events Materials
Acceptable material for all Performance Events:
Unacceptable material for Performance Events:
Click here for a list of Play Publishers and specific information regarding their policies.
Download the file below for a copy of all IE rubrics.