What’s New for HSTF 2022?

Genre determination has changed.

The genre of an entry will be determined by it’s content, regardless of the play’s genre as a whole. Please refer to the Ensemble and Monologue section of the Performance Categories tab for further explanation.

The delineation of Classical v. Contemporary has changed.

In an effort to keep up with the ever changing and ever progressing world of theatre, we have updated the time frame of classical v. contemporary material. Anything published prior to 1970 will be considered a Classical Entry. Anything published in or after 1970 will be considered a Contemporary Entry.

Evaluation forms for all design Categories have changed.

We are in the process of updating and changing evaluation forms for all design categories. Please check back for a link to the new forms.

The rules for the Costume Design Category have changed.

Please review the rules and requirements for category 22-Costume Design (CD)

The schedule will include a thirty (30) minute break between the second and third hour of competition on each day. 

Please carefully review the Schedule of Events section of the website.

Special performance ticket allocation for chaperones will allow one (1) ticket per 10 registered students (rounding up at 5) if more than thirty (30) students are registered.


30 or fewer registered students = 3 chaperone tickets

46 registered students = 5 chaperone tickets

64 registered students = 6 chaperone tickets

Tickets may be requested as soon as your application has been approved and PRIOR to registering entries.  You will be notified of confirmed tickets and payment deadlines.