Apply to Thespian Musicalworks
2018 Musicalworks Deadline - October 19, 2018
Email submissions to Nicole Morgan.
Winning submission will receive complimentary festival registration!
Rules and Guidelines, which follow the national model, are listed below. Musicalworks promotes original musical writing by high school students and is open to members of the International Thespian Society.
Beginning September 1, participants may submit the opening number to an original student-written musical for review. Selected student lyricists and composers will have the chance to workshop and stage their creation with professionals and student musical theatre actors at the Festival. One opening number will be chosen for workshops and a performance at Festival.
Early submissions are encouraged. Submissions will be acknowledged at the time of receipt and will not be returned.
Please include a headshot and a short bio at the time of your submission.
Submission Procedures :
Submissions should consist of the following:
Participants must be active members of the Thespian Society enrolled in high school during the current school year. All finalists must be available to attend Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska. Finalists will be responsible for the cost of their travel to Festival. Their registration fees, which include room and board and admission to all Festival events, will be paid by their own Thespian Society.
Workshops and performance
Once a musical is selected, the winner will need to cast (from their own troupe) and rehearse their selection for workshopping with a Musicalworks professional. Workshop sessions are during festival to rework and stage the number for a public performance on Saturday.
Your work is protected by copyright from the moment it is created. As the writer, you own the musical and have exclusive control of the rights to produce, publish, and adapt it. By submitting your opening number to the Musicalworks program, you are agreeing to allow the International Thespian Society, at its discretion, to mount a performance of your work. The Society may also, at its discretion, choose to publish the finalist music, or portions of it, in Dramatics magazine and on schooltheatre.org. All other rights remain the exclusive property of the composer(s.)
Submit for the National competition at the International Thespian Festival via email.