New Hampshire Educational Theatre Guild
(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.
2022 NHETG THEATRE FESTIVAL: COVID Policies
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.
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