New Hampshire Educational Theatre Guild

Pinkerton Regional - 3/9/2019

Bedford HS - Audience

Bow High School- Shakespeare, Will

Coe-Brown Northwood Acad - Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread

Hollis-Brookline HS - The Magic Tower

Oyster River HS - That's Gangsta

Pinkerton Academy - The Amish Project

Windham Regional- 3/9/2019

Alvirne HS - Wiley and the Hairyman

Gilford HS - The Seussification of A Midsummer Night's Dream

Laconia HS - Frankenstein

Merrimack HS - Episodes on an Autumn Evening

Plymouth Regional HS - Snow Angel

Sanborn Regional HS - Lockdown

Windham HS - Mind Over Matt

Kearsarge Regional - 3/23/2019

ConVal Regional HS - 2BR02B

Fall Mountain Regional HS - Fire Exit

Franklin HS - A Rare Condition

John Stark Regional HS - Sense and Sensibility

Kearsarge Regional HS - Club Mojito

LEAF Charter School - Poe's Midnight Dreary

Lebanon HS - 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

Salem Regional - 3/23/2019

Exeter HS - The People

Granite State Arts Acad - The Crucible

Kingswood Regional HS - The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time

Portsmouth Christian Acad - Tracks

Salem HS - T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land

The Founders Acad - Silent Sky

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.


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 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