AZ Thespian Regional Acting Festivals 2023
All region festivals will be in person this year.

JANUARY 21, 2023

REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 18 AND CLOSES DECEMBER 15, 2022.

The Arizona Thespian Regional Acting Festivals locations scheduled as follows:

Central – CAFT – Gilbert High School CAFT Registration (link coming later in 2022)

East – EAFT – TBD (link coming later in 2022)

North – NAFT – Yavapai Community College NAFT Registration (link coming later in 2022)

South – SAFT – The University of Arizona SAFT Registration (link coming later in 2022)

West – WAFT – Estrella Mountain Community College WAFT Registration (link coming later in 2022)

Regional Boundaries

North Region

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.

West Region

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.   

Central Region

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

East Region

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.

South Region

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, 2022
There are no changes after the deadline, drops will be allowed, however, there are no refunds.

Short Film submission is January 14, 2023. All films must be registered in the portal by December 15, 2022 to be considered. See the link below for your region.

NAFT Short Film Submission

CAFT Short Film Submission

SAFT Short Film Submission

WAFT Short Film Submission

EAFT Short Film Submission

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. 

SAFT judge registration

CAFT judge registration

NAFT judge registration

WAFT judge registration

EAFT judge registration

Contact Regional Directors for information on Regional Festivals.

South Director – Kris Kissel email –  SAFT@arizonathespians.com

East Director – TBD

North Director – Jantina Russell – NAFT@arizonathespians.com

Central Director – Angela Hines & Theresa Howe – CAFT@arizonathespians.com

Western Director – Steve Wallgren – WAFT@arizonathespians.com

 FILES FOR DOWNLOAD:

2021 -2022 Arizona Thespians Regional Event Rulebook

SCHOOL BREAKDOWN BY REGION

Regional Map

 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 2020-2021 COMBINED – for the 2022 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.

Protest 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.