New Hampshire Educational Theatre Guild
2023 Regional Festivals
The public is welcome at all Festivals!
3/11/2023 at Windham
Plymouth Regional HS: Dinners With Augie
Pinkerton Academy: The Glass Menagerie
Windham HS: TBD
Exeter HS: Twelfth Night
The Founders Academy: The Importance of Being Earnest
LEAF Charter School: Sorry, Wrong Number
3/18/2023 at Salem
Gilford HS: Arsenic and Old Lace
Portsmouth Christian Academy: I Never Saw Another Butterfly
Salem High School: One Night Only
Bedford High School: Radium Girls
Kearsarge Regional High School: Fallen
John Stark Regional High School: Scenes from Argonautika
3/25/2023 at Kingswood
Franklin High School: The Specialist
Kingswood Regional High School: Starcrossed Lovers
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy: The Diviners
White Mountains Regional High School: The Layover
Pittsfield Middle High School: The Script
Portsmouth High School: Winnie the Pooh: Adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood
2023 New England
Live In-Person Theatre Festival
April 20-22, 2023
at Camden Hills Regional High School
Selected plays from our 2021 Virtual Festivals
KINGSWOOD REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL presents
DINE & DASH
FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL presents
EAT THE RICH
EXETER HIGH SCHOOL presents
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
LEAF CHARTER SCHOOL presents
A MATTER OF HUSBANDS
WHITE MOUNTAINS REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL presents
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
LACONIA HIGH SCHOOL presents
The primary goal of the New Hampshire Educational Theatre Guild (NHETG), is to support, promote and celebrate the dramatic arts at the high school level in the Granite State. Hosting theatre festivals, student conferences, and teacher professional development workshops, the NHETG fosters growth through sharing.
THE THEATRE FESTIVALS
Its the signature event, the state-wide theatre festivals, annually bring together high school theatre programs from around the state. Each of these regional festivals consists of 6-8 high schools performing their one-act shows for one another. After each performance, the festival provides structured, constructive feedback both from the fellow student audience members as well as theatre professionals. At the end of the festival, awards are presented to students and groups for outstanding performances and technical elements.
From these Regional Festivals, shows are selected to perform at the NHETG State Theatre Festival. The structure of this festival is similar to that of the regionals. Finally, two shows are chosen from the State Festival to perform at the New England Theatre Festival, which is held in a different New England state each year.
"What I like about the NHETG festivals is the experience. Having 24 schools come together that share the same interest as you, who also help you and continue to support you on the journey. Meeting people and facing challenges you don't expect along the way. And the rush you feel after performing your show, nothing is better than that."
Technical Theatre Student
A Festival Experience
THE FALL STUDENT WORKSHOPS
The NHETG also sponsors Theatre Workshops at Plymouth State University in the fall. Whether your interests lie on stage or behind the scenes, this day of workshops has something for everyone. Here is the first opportunity of the school year for high school theatre programs to get to know each other, and learn a great deal about their craft in the process.
RICH SMITH inducted as Life Time Member of the New England Drama Council!
Congratulations to Richard Smith, our beloved Treasurer! Rich has been a dedicated member of both the NHETG and the NEDC for many years, acting as their commendations writer. On Saturday, April 28th, Rich was inducted as a Life Time Member of the NEDC.
The New England Drama Festival Opening Ceremonies
Hosted by our very own Gilford High School, presented on April 26th, 2018
The New England Drama Festival Closing Ceremonies
Hosted by our very own Gilford High School, presented on April 28th, 2018