Students from Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska & Wisconsin to be honored on school theatre’s biggest stage.
ITF 2022 Main Stage Performances
Bradford High School, Troupe 4982
Groundhog Day: The Musical
Director: Holly Stanfield
Lincoln Southwest High School, Troupe 6547
Director: Bob Henrichs
New Albany High School, Troupe 4501
New Albany, IN
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Director: Amy Miller
North Broward Preparatory School, Troupe 5880
Coconut Creek, FL
Catch Me If You Can
Director: Brian Edgecomb
Paola High School, Troupe 66
Director: Leslie Coats
Washburn Rural High School, Troupe 6193
The Book of Will
Director: Maeghan Bishop
“Being selected for the main stage is always an honor because ITF showcases the best of the best in high school theatre,” said EdTA Chief Content Office Allison Dolan. “For school theatre programs hit so hard by the pandemic, it’s even more special this year, when ITF will celebrate a return to live theatre on a new campus.”
ITF 2022 will take place on the Indiana University (IU) campus in Bloomington June 20-24, 2022. It’s the first time in three years the festival will take place live and in person, after two virtual events due to the pandemic.
It’s also a homecoming of sorts: ITF got its start at IU in 1941 and continued there through 1956. Most recently, the event had a 25-year run at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.
The festival also features educational workshops, top one-acts from chapter events, and the Thespy® Awards, the highest level of achievement in school theatre.
Lead photo: Beauty and the Beast | New Albany High School | Troupe 4501 | New Albany, IN
This article has been edited since originally published. EdTA originally announced seven schools as part of the line-up and the article now reflects that, due to unforeseen circumstances, one school had to decline appearing onstage in person at ITF.