-How To register

Registration for the 2022 High School Theatre Festival has now closed. We hope to see you next year!

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1. Complete the User Profile to receive a user name and password.   All teachers must create a User Profile every year.  Previous user names and passwords are not valid.

2. Enter your Festival username/login and password into the appropriate fields on the Festival website.

3. Select ‘Submit Festival Entry’ from the main menu to begin registering students into Performance and Design categories. Proof read entries by selecting ‘Review Festival Entries’.  See “How to Check Your Entries for Compliance to the Rules” below for further information.

4.  When entering student participants into multiple categories be accurate and consistent with the spelling of the entrants name. Use the same spelling for each category.   For example, if a name is input as Douglas Smith do not enter a second entry using a variation such as Doug Smith.  The system will consider these two different people charging twice for the same person.  Over payments will not be credited or refunded.

5.  Prior to the close of registration  you may make changes to entries at  the ‘Review Festival Entries’ page.  Accuracy of entries is critical.  Notification of entries not meeting the rules will be e-mailed  and  corrections must be returned by e-mail  or be subject to disqualification.  Corrections are subject to the approval of Festival staff.  Corrections requested after the deadline cannot be guaranteed.   

Please do everything possible to minimize requests for changes.

  • Help your students prepare the piece registered so title changes are not needed.
  • Proof your registration carefully to be sure every student is included and titles are correct.

HOW TO CHECK YOUR ENTRIES FOR COMPLIANCE TO THE RULES: 

Every entry will be confirmed by internet search for adherence to the rules. To reduce the chance of entries being rejected use the following steps to ensure entries qualify. 

Following these steps before registration will save your students from having to change entries three weeks before competition or possibly being eliminated altogether. 

  1. Read the general rules and the specific rules of each category carefully. Share them with your students so they select appropriate pieces. Instructors are responsible for the material selected by their students. (Please see Equity statement below) 
    • Fullerton  College Theatre Arts stands with our students and faculty of the  Global Majority. We are actively working to be anti-racist and inclusive, with a conscious effort to acknowledge and understand our student population regarding ethnicity, gender identity, religion, sexuality, and disability. We aim to create a safe and equitable space for our students to grow as artists; we will be taking increasing care with the presented material. We urge all teachers to check that the material chosen for their students is appropriate and in line with the intent of the playwright(s).  
    • All selections must be from published plays. Selections from motion picture screenplays, television plays, short stories, novels, periodicals, original works, or compilation books such as ‘Scenes & Monologues They Haven’t Heard’ will NOT be permitted. Online plays may be used with permission from the play website or playwright. 

  1. Open any internet search browser (Google, Yahoo, etc.) 

    • Enter the title of the piece and author if necessary.

    • Search results for the publisher and open the page

  2. Determine the genre (humorous/dramatic): If the publisher designates a play as a drama, you must list it under Drama for Genre of Play,   however, if the piece is a Comedic piece from a Dramatic play, you must perform it in the comedy category. (This is a change from previous festivals). 
    • Humorous = comedy, romantic comedy, tragic comedy, satire, farce 
    • Dramatic = drama, tragedy, horror 

4.   If the publisher is one of the play services such as Samuel French, the genre of the play should be stated on the title page. 

    • Wikipedia is an acceptable source for determining genre as well. 

5.   Identify if the piece is Classic (published before 1970) or Contemporary (published in or after 1970). 

    • To determine if a piece is Classic or Contemporary look for the date published or the years of the author’s life. Example: Oscar Wilde lived 1854-1900, therefore his work was published prior to 1970 placing it in the Classic category. 

6.   Monologues re-titled from plays must be entered as the original play title. 

    • Example: The monologue titled Flowers from Phil is from the play Looks Get in the Way and must be entered as Looks Get in the Way (D.M. Larson). Many of D.M. Larson’s works are re- titled as monologues. 

7.   Any entries titled TBA (to be announced) when registration closes will be deleted. 

8.   If an entry cannot be confirmed you will be required to provide proof of compliance. If proof cannot be provided or is not accepted you will be given the opportunity to change the entry by Friday March 4th or the entry will be deleted. 

 For any questions in regards to the above information, please email Professor Candice M. Clasby at cclasby@fullcoll.edu