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One Act Festival



Online Registration for One Acts will open in the fall!
There are two steps to the registration. Registration info will be updated this summer.
1. You must register your one-act on the One-Act Event Registration Form. Deadline is Friday October 13, 2023. 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 7, 2023. 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 7, 2023. The link to the Open Water One-Act Submission Form is located on
On Site Festival Dates.
November 14-16 at Searcy High School
November 21-23 at Har-Ber High School in Springdale
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
The registration/entry fee for a one act is $100.00.
You will use the Open Water platform to pay your registration fee. A judge’s evaluation ballot is posted on the Arkansas Thespian website for you to view the criteria.
On the Thespian website below the “One Act Stage Specs.” You can click on Searcy or Russellville, 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 Billy Ivey at 870-340-6099 and/or

One Act Festival
Stage Specs

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