New Hampshire Educational Theatre Guild

UPCOMING EVENTS

(Everything is subject to changes related to possible future pandemic considerations.)

2022 State Festivals

Note: Instead of having regional festivals and then a state festival, we will be holding two separate two-day festivals.

All schools are expected to attend both days of their festival.

KINGSWOOD STAYE FESTIVAL

April 1st & 2nd

Kingswood Regional High School

The Yee-Ha!-Ha! Revue

Gilford High School

Almost, Maine

Franklin High School

The Chili Haunts Me Still

Portsmouth Christian Academy

Arlecchino's Big Mistake

Plymouth Regional High School

Three Tables

Pittsfield Middle High School

Anonymous


PINKERTON STATE FESTIVAL

April 1st & 2nd

Concord High School

When She Had Wings

Pinkerton Academy

Men on Boats

Salem High School

A Midsummer Night's Dream...IN SPACE!

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy

The Yellow Wallpaper

Windham High School

Maniac Manor

Exeter High School

Eurydice

John Stark Regional High School

I Don't Want To Talk About It

Bedford High School

4 A.M.

2022 NHETG THEATRE FESTIVAL: COVID Policies

Revised 2/25/2022

Dear Directors,


As of Thursday night, the New Hampshire Division of Public Health no longer recommends universal face mask use in indoor or outdoor settings, including school facilities. A Technical Advisory released from the Department of Education also indicated that with the new public health guidance, mask requirements were inconsistent with the Ed Rules, specifically the provisions of Ed 306.04. The result, we are finding, is that most schools in the state are now either mask optional or will be very soon.


As a result, the NHETG board has decided to change our masking requirements from mandatory to optional as well. If you, some of your students, or your entire contingent, still choose to mask, you should absolutely do so with our full support. However, at this time, without any further changes in state guidance, we will be holding a mask-optional festival both at Pinkerton and Kingswood.


Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you all, and enjoy your vacation.


Sincerely,


Scott Giessler

President, NHETG

2022 New England

Virtual Theatre Festival

April 28 through May 1, 2022

Any High School in NH can submit a 10 to 15 minute video to the 2022 NE Virtual Festival. There will be virtual forums for students and virtual forums for directors to discuss the shows. Here is a letter from NEDC with further information. More specifics will be forthcoming.


FESTIVAL SHOWCASE

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 APPEARANCE

COVID RESOURCES

About NHETG:

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."

-Kyleigh Moore

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