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Thespians’ Big Night–See the Thespys Showcase Live June 26

2019 Thespy Awards performer singing on stage

The International Thespian Excellence Awards, or Thespys™ for short, recognize the highest level of achievement in school theatre performance and technical theatre. The inaugural International Thespian Excellence Awards go to just 21 students in two countries, and seven states.

This educational program (formerly National Individual Events) gives Thespians the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on prepared theatrical material and technical designs. Students who achieve overall Superiors at their chapter event and earn the top scores in their category at the International Thespian Festival earn International Thespian Excellence Awards.

As part of the first-ever Virtual International Thespian Festival, SiriusXM On Broadway’s Seth Rudetsky and his husband and producer James Wesley will debut of the International Thespian Excellence Awards showcase live on a special episode of Stars in the House at featuring a baker’s dozen of the students. *. Frank DiLella, journalist and host of New York 1’s On Stage, will be the showcase host. The live showcase stream will also be available on,  Apples and Oranges Studios on YouTube  and EdTA’s YouTube channel at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time on June 26.

The complete list of students receiving Thespys and performing in the Showcase is at


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