Festival Information

Next Festival: November 3 - 5, 2016
Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa

1. Travel information (arrival and departure)
Registration for the festival is between 6 and 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2016, followed by a short time of welcome with announcements and time to get to know each other. The closing ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, and should last approximately 30 minutes. Groups may leave after the closing ceremony or the next morning.

2. Cost
Dordt will cover all meals served at the Dordt Dining Hall, housing, and the cost of gas. We will require gas receipts to be submitted in order to be able to reimburse teams. If you need to refill on the way home, please send in your gas receipts as soon as you can so we can get you the refund as quickly as we can. Schools will be responsible for securing their own vehicle and cover the cost of rental and/or driver if necessary.

3. Housing
Students will be hosted by Dordt students (mostly theatre students) in dorm rooms. Please bring your own sleeping bags and pillows. Directors and chaperones will be housed at the Alumni House that is located on Dordt's campus. However, if we run out of space some of the adults will be housed at the Econo Lodge about three minutes or one mile away from Dordt's campus, and will be provided with either a shuttle or a Dordt vehicle.

4. Meals
All meals will be served at the Dordt Dining Hall. Snacks will be provided when the schedule allows. You are responsible for your own meals and snacks while on the road.

5. Your One-Act
Your one-act play performance should not be longer than 20 minutes. You are responsible for ensuring that you have the rights to produce the play you are performing.

6. Workshops
Click here (list still in process) for a list of workshops we'll be offering during the festival. All high-school students attending the festival will be assigned to groups and participate in workshops.

7. Rehearsals
You will be able to have one tech rehearsal on Friday. This is NOT an acting rehearsal but an opportunity for you to run through tech details and be in the space. You will have a block of time to work with your students on Saturday on any acting issues you need to go through yet or have a run-through.

8. Performances
Performances start at 1 p.m. on Saturday with 10-minute intermissions between one-acts to allow for take-down and set-up. Performances are opened to Dordt theatre students as well as the high school students participating in the festival. Due to the limited space in the black box theatre we ask that you DO NOT invite family and friends to the performances.

9. Schedule
Click here for sample schedule (coming soon).

10. The New World Theatre
Here is the layout of the black box theatre and more information for staging for a thrust theatre.