For 2022-2023, MIFA will be offering TWO FESTIVALS!
> the traditional One-Act Festival for Main Stage & Studio Productions
> an asynchronous, video submission based festival for any show
MIFA typically offers two styles of one-act theatre events, Studio Productions and Main Stage. Themes for the State Festival alternate annually between Main Stage and Studio events.
In the even numbered years, Main Stage shows need to be Humorous and Studio Productions need to be Serious. In odd numbered years Main Stage shows need to be Serious and Studio Productions need to be Humorous.
Schools may participate in either or both (Studio or Main Stage) of a three level series that highlights traveling shows. A maximum of 12 shows per division will advance to the State Festival giving participants the opportunity to present their productions and see a variety of other shows.
Main Stage shows are the traditional one-act competition that MIFA has hosted for more than 30 years with larger sets and full technical aspects.
Studio Productions are meant to focus on the actors and the script, making little to no use of extensive technical aspects of a show such sets, lighting or props.
In addition to 1st thru 3rd place State Finalists and a number of special recognition awards, MIFA also presents the Bob Koger Award annually. The award is recognizes the tireless efforts of directors in High School Theatre embodied by Bob Koger. Details. Nomination Form.
22-2023 Season Key Dates & Forms
Jan 21, 2023 Theatre Districts @ various locations
Feb 4, 2023 Theatre Regionals @ various locations
Feb 17-18, 2023 State Theatre Festival @ Central Michigan Univ
Q: Traveling to an upcoming tournament?
A: Check out MIFA's pre-arranged hotel blocks and rates.
Other Travel Questions? Contact Becca Weissman, Business Mgr
Are you hosting a festival? Register it with The MIFA so that we can put it on our calendar! Register HERE!
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