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Each year between October and December, the California Educational Theatre Association (CETA) adjudicates Fall productions (Non-musical) from throughout the Southern California Region. The top high school productions are presented at our high school theatre festival during the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend (January 13-14, 2017). The weekend offers a variety of opportunities such as workshops led by professionals in the industry that encourages artistic growth for high school students and their teachers. The three-day festival showcases four MainStage plays selected from four regions of Southern California: Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire, and San Diego County. Additionally, eight schools are selected to perform 10-minute scenes from their productions for the festival’s SceneFest. The CETA Southern High School Theatre Festival is open to all high schools across the state of California.


North L.A. County to South 
San Diego County

*Your show is adjudicated for MainStage participation*SceneWorks Competition adjudicated
*SceneWorks Competition adjudicated*Senior Acting Scholarship Auditions
*Film Festival*Senior Technical Theatre Scholarships
*Senior Acting Scholarship Auditions*Workshops with Industry Professionals
*Senior Technical Theatre Scholarships*Honorariums for CA Youth in Theatre Day
*Workshops with Industry Professionals*Film Festival
*Honorariums for CA Youth in Theatre Day 



2015 California Educational Theatre Association
High School Theatre Festival Fact Sheet

48Schools participating in festival weekend
43Awards and trophies presented
43Adjudicated fall productions
120Written evaluations completed
988Students and advisors who attended the 2013 festival
4Fully mounted MainStage productions
8Selected scenes performed in the Festival of Scenes
81Workshop sessions led by industry Professionals
$3000In Senior Scholarships awarded
5Students received scholarships in Acting
1Student received scholarship in Technical Theatre
$1500In honarariums to attend the 2013 California Youth in Theatre Day
6Submissions into the CETA 2013 Film Festival
$300Given to winners of our Trailer competition
$300Given to winners of our Trailer competition
$500Given to winners of the Film Competition donated by Sharon Strong