AZ Thespian Regional Acting Festivals 2024
All region festivals will be in person this year.
JANUARY 20 , 2024
|Student Registration||Judges Registration||Short Film Submission|
|Central Region||CAFT Student Registration||CAFT Judges Registration||CAFT Short Film Submission|
|Eastern Region||EAFT Student Registration||EAFT Judges Registration||EAFT Short Film Submission|
|North Region||NAFT Student Registration||NAFT Judges Registration||NAFT Short Film Submission|
|Southern Region||SAFT Student Registration||SAFT Judges Registration||SAFT Short Film Submission|
|Western Region||WAFT Student Registration||WAFT Judge Registration||WAFT Short Film Submission|
REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 17 AND CLOSES DECEMBER 15, 2023.
The Arizona Thespian Regional Acting Festivals locations scheduled as follows:
Central – CAFT – Mesa Community College (Dobson Campus)
East – EAFT – Desert Ridge High School
North – NAFT – Yavapai Community College
South – SAFT – University of Arizona
West – WAFT – West-MEC Northwest Campus
The Southern boundary shall be I-10 from the Colorado River east to US60, Northeast along US60 to SR74. SR74 / Carefree Highway East to the alignment of Central Avenue, South along the Central Avenue alignment to the Shea Blvd alignment. East along Shea Blvd alignment to the intersection of SR87, then due East to the New Mexico state line.
The Western Boundary shall be the Colorado River, the Northern boundary shall be the Utah state line and the Eastern boundary shall be the New Mexico state line.
The Northern boundary shall be I-10 from the Colorado River east to US60, Northeast along US60 to SR74. SR74 / Carefree Highway East to the alignment of Central Avenue.
The Eastern boundary shall be along the Central Avenue alignment to the Loop 202, East on the 202 to the intersection of I-10. From the I-10 & the Loop 202 San Tan interchange South to SR347. Following SR347 Southwest to the intersection of SR238. SR 238 West to the intersection of I-8 Business and SR85, turning south to the Mexico border.
The Southern boundary shall be the Mexico border, and the Western boundary shall be the Colorado river.
From the intersection of SR87 and Shea Blvd., West along Shea Blvd. to the Central Ave alignment. South along Central Avenue alignment to the Loop 202, East along the 202 following the 202 North to the intersection of Power Road. Power Road north to the Salt River, then North-West to the intersection of Shea Blvd. and SR87
The Northwest boundary shall be: From I-10 & the Loop 202 San Tan interchange, East along the 202, following to the North to Power Road. From Power Road North to the Salt River, North-West to the intersection of SR87 and Shea Blvd, then turning due East to the New Mexico State Line.
The South & Western Boundary shall be: From the I-10 & the Loop 202 San Tan interchange south on I-10 to Riggs Road. East on the Riggs Road alignment to the New Mexico State line.
The Western Boundary Shall Be: From the I-10 & the Loop 202 San Tan interchange South to SR347. Following SR347 Southwest to the intersection of SR238. SR 238 West to the intersection of I-8 Business and SR85, turning south to the Mexico border.
The Northern Boundary shall be: From the I-10 & the Loop 202 San Tan interchange south on I-10 to Riggs Road. East on the Riggs Road alignment to the New Mexico State line.
FEES for Regional Festivals
$5.00 per Student per Individual/Group/Technical Event
$60.00 School Fee
SAFT, NAFT, CAFT, WAFT, EAFT registration deadline December 15, 2023
There are no changes after the deadline, drops will be allowed, however, there are no refunds.
Short Film submission is January 12, 2024. All films must be registered in the portal by December 15, 2022 to be considered. See the link below for your region.
Please take some time to read the rules for the IE’s as there may have been changes.
ALL SCHOOLS MUST STILL PROVIDE 1 JUDGE FOR EVERY 5 IE’S.
Contact Regional Directors for information on Regional Festivals.
South Director – Kris Kissel email – [email protected]
East Director – Theresa Howe – [email protected]
North Director – Melissa Carroll-Jackson – [email protected]
Central Director – Angela Hines – [email protected]
Western Director – Steve Wallgren – [email protected]
FILES FOR DOWNLOAD:
2022 -2023 Arizona Thespians Regional Event Rulebook updated 12/9/2022
Performance Standard Policy – must be on file for all published works. The form is also located in the rulebook. Please scan and email to your regional director.
Arizona Thespians Code of Conduct – all schools must bring a signed copy to the Regional Festival they are attending. You can have all your students sign the back of one sheet for your convenience.
BALLOTS HS National Individual Events 2023-2024 COMBINED – for the 2024 Festivals students do need to provide 3 copies of their ballots when they perform in their event.
AZT Regional Festival Registration Instructions this book will guide you through the registration process.
Appeal form – Troupe directors can fill out this form if they would like the committee to review a score. All protest must be turned in within two weeks of the day of the festival for consideration.