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

State Festival

4/7 & 4/8/2023 at Gilford

2023 New England

Live In-Person Theatre Festival

April 20-22, 2023

at Camden Hills Regional High School

Rockport, Maine

Virtual Q&A:

7pm Tuesday, April 11, 2023

For any directors interested in learning about NHETG, Festivals, & Workshops.

Please join us! Find out what it's all about.

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

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