One Act Festival
Blended 2021

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  • Online Registration begins Monday, August 30, 2021.

  • There are two steps to the registration.

       1. You must register your one-act on the One-Act Event Registration Form.  Deadline is October 15, 2021.  The              link to the Open Water One-Act Registration Form is located on

       2. You must register your one-act on the One-Act Submission Form (this asks for cast, crew, student director,
            etc.).  Deadline is November 10, 2021.  If you need to make any additions or deletions to your cast or crew
            you can access this form until the deadline date of November 10, 2021.  The link to the Open Water One-Act
            Submission Form
is located on

  • All virtual one-acts must be uploaded to  Open Water website for viewing by the adjudicators by November 10, 2021 by 5 pm.

  • Each troupe may choose to perform live or virtual. On Site Festivals - November 13th at Searcy High School (Due to COVID-19 Protocols at this festival, ALL CAST and CREW Must be masked for their performance and NO AUDIENCE is allowed) and November 18, 19, and 20 at Russellville High School.  Virtual one-acts must have a proof of an approved licensure for recording your performance.

  • You may record your one-act in any form you choose, i.e. one stationary camera from the front, multiple cameras, editing, zoom performance.  We will not be able to stream your one act live.

  • Each troupe must complete and submit the principal approval form located on the Arkansas Thespian website  

  • Email the completed principal form, proof of licensing and proof of royalty payment to Warren Rosenaur at

  • The registration/entry fee for a one act is $85.00. You will use the Open Water platform to pay your registration fee. A judges evaluation ballot is posted on the Arkansas Thespian website  for you to view the criteria.

  • Please refer to the Dimensions of Stage/Tech for One-Act below to learn about the physical facility of each host school.  Also, other than the basic Light Board, Follow Spot and Sound Board with one offstage mic, nothing additional will be provided by the host school.  Everything; props, costumes, set and additional technical equipment must be provided by the performing school.

  • Please read the One-Act Festival section of the Festival Handbook for additional information that has been provided this year for clarification of questions I may not have answered here.  

  • For questions please call or email Warren Rosenaur 479-422-0308 or

One Act Festival
Stage Specs