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Kansas Thespian Festival

January 3-5, 2019

Hyatt Regency Wichita and Century II Convention Center

International Thespian Festival

June 24-29, 2019

Lincoln Nebraska


EDTA National Conference 

September 13-16, 2018

Grand Hyatt | Denver, CO

Theatre Educator Award Recipients


Educational Theatre Association Hall of Fame

2010–Max H. Brown

2009–Lee Hitchler

2008-Terry McGonigle

2005–Linda Webb

Kansas Thespians Hall of Fame

2017 – Mark Swezey

2016 – Peter Sargent

2015 – Maureen Davis & Margaret McClatchey

2014–Jennifer Morgan-Beuchat

2013–Steve Landes

2011–Kate Lindsay

2010–Catherine Wood

2009–Sue Tanner

2008–Lee Hitchler

2007–Eldon Evans

2006–Max H. Brown

2005–Linda and Mike Webb

2004–Terry McGonigle

2003–Leslie Anne Coats

2001–Gina Austin-Fresh

1999–Kris Anshutz

Kansas Thespian Founder’s Award

2017–Max H. Brown

State Board

What is a state board member?

The student State Board is a group that assists in planning, organizing, and running the Kansas Thespian Festival. This is a leadership and service organization run by Kansas Thespians. Two students from each troupe can serve on the Kansas Thespian State Board. These delegates must attend all State Board meetings and stay for the entire meeting. For serving on the board, these students will receive a $50 discount on their registration and receive a State Board t-shirt. At the festival, State Board Members will be able to attend workshops, perform in IE’s and shows, college auditions, and any troupe activities. Students will also assist with running events at the festival.

August 18, 2019
10-3pm – Salina Central High School 650E. Crawford Salina, KS 67401

About the Kansas Thespian Hall of Fame

We have loved recognizing those who have given much of their time and talents for this organization.

Kansas Thespians recognizes individuals annually who have dedicated themselves to the cause of theatre education.

Anyone wishing to nominate someone else for consideration will be required to fill out the form on the right. Completed applications must be received by October 1st.

A committee will judge all of the applications submitted and will select the individual(s) who will be inducted into the Kansas Thespians Hall of Fame. The state director will notify the recipient(s) by November 1st.