Montana Thespians


Important Information to Remember


Important Dates to Remember

Dec. 5, 2018

  • Preregistration materials due.

Jan. 09, 2019

  • School and delegate registration forms due & Rep forms due.

Jan. 23, 2019

  • Outstanding Troupe forms due.

  • Montana Thespian scholarship application forms due.

  • Montana State Student Board applications due.

Jan. 23, 2019

  • All Thespians Delegate Fee Checks postmarked on or before 1/23.

  • Last Day to make any registration or program changes.


Festival Fees

  • $60.00 per delegate (Full Conference)

  • $50.00 per delegate (Friday Only)

  • $40.00 per delegate (Saturday Only)

Click the "Festival Registration Form” button above to register online.


About the Event

“Being on the Montana State Thespian Board means a lot to me. When I was a sophomore I was diagnosed with epilepsy and so I was kicked out of basketball. The only other activity I belonged to was theater. So, being a thespian is important because I found this weird, yet inviting family. I think I wanted to be on the board because now I am even closer to this family. I can help others find Drama. Which might be the best fit for them, as it was for me.”

~ Renee Kaldor

Montana Thespian Festival

Each year at the beginning of February, Montana Thespians organizes their annual State Thespian Festival. Hosted by the College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Montana (UM). This annual event is a great opportunity for students and theatre educators in Montana to travel to Missoula, perform, practice, and learn with others across the state. Not only does this festival empower the youth of Montana with the ability to practice the arts but it also allows Montana Thespians to positively impact our state. Many of these students go on to attend college with an appreciation for theatre and have gained many like skills because of the local theatre programs that Montana Thespians support.

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This festival is a celebration of theatre and the performing arts. We come together to find truth in our work. Truth is at the heart of performing, it is what we see when we do it well. Whether we are behind the scenes or onstage, we see the truth when we love what we do. This festival is about being surrounded by our peers who love and support our practice; while rejoicing.