They're at $12,260 of $25,000 goal.
For the first time ever, an Illinois All-State production (Big Fish) has been accepted to perform at the International Thespian Festival (ITF). The production received nearly perfect scores and now the Company is raising money to bring its show to the ITF in June! Transporting the Company of Big Fish, which consists of over 100 high school students AND the set (currently being stored in two semi trailers), is an expensive endeavor. We are seeking 25,000 dollars to pay for the buses to get the Company and the trucks with the set to the Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska. We would really like this money by March 31st to say yes to our invitation to perform. Our company would be so grateful to be able to represent our State at this prestigious level!
The Illinois High School Theatre Festival (IHSTF), produced by the Illinois Theatre Association, is the largest Festival of its kind in the nation. Each year more than 4,500 students immerse themselves in a weekend filled with performances, workshops, college auditions, and more. One of the highlights of this year's IHSTF was the All-State production of Big Fish, which featured 107 of the best actors, technicians, and musicians our state has to offer.
Throughout this last year, in only five intensive weekends, Company Members worked with fifteen teachers and theatre professionals volunteering their time to teach and support these exceptional students to create a Broadway level production which other states, and countries, can marvel. Our All-State Company Members are simply outstanding individuals. Won’t you please support their work?
In the event that the Company cannot attend Nationals, all monies raised will go toward future IHSTF scholarship funds. All contributions are tax deductible, as the ITA is a 501(c)3 organization.