International Thespian Festival 2022
June 20-24, 2022
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

additional info at the official website for the event: https://itf.schooltheatre.org
schedule: https://itf.schooltheatre.org/schedule_at_a_glance.cfm

For all updates on the trip:

Remind App: @6de9f9 or 

Text Reminder: 

Text @6de9f9 to 81010. If you're having trouble with 81010, try texting @6de9f9 to (512)872-5742.

ITF - Just One Week AWAY!!!!! Woo hoo!!!

Airport Departure: Southwest Terminal at 5:30AM  Hobby Airport

  • Please have an ID with you.

  • Please have you vaccination card with you.

  • Once everyone has arrived, we will check in as a group. I suggest car-pooling to and from the airport.

  • Parents - see above for Itinerary.

Medication: - please have ALL medications, including sleeping melatonin, Tylenol, Aleve, Midol, etc. labeled in a zip-lock plastic bag.

  • Please have instructions on dosages and times needed written on a piece of paper inside the bag.

  • Please label the zip-lock bag with the student's first and last name.

  • Do not send full bottles of medication or loose pills.  All pills should be in original bottles or prescription bottles.  Only pack enough needed for the duration of the trip.

  • I will collect all medications at the airport prior to departure.

  • Please be sure to let me know if you have any "self-carry" items like an inhaler or epi-pen.  

Luggage: - Southwest allows 2 checked bags (up to 50 lbs each).

Please be sure to pack the following items:

  • Pillow & Bedding (Twin size - I do not know if they are XL twin...sorry) I typically pack a pillow, a lightweight comforter, and a couple of flat sheets.

  • Shower/Toiletries I bring a shower caddy and toiletries.

  • Shower shoes/sandals​​

  • Bath Towel

  • Thespian Blacks Professional Solid Blacks from top to bottom.

    • Black socks/hose/tights

    • Black shoes

    • Black shirt/blouse

    • Black pants/skirt (modest length)

    • Black dress (modest length) If wearing a skirt or dress, please plan to wear tights (preferably black)

  • Comfortable workshop attire

  • Dance workshop attire

  • Acting workshop attire

  • Comfortable walking shoes

  • Comfortable SCHOOL APPROPRIATE clothing. It is still a school function, and we will have an administrator with us. Do yourself a favor and avoid clothing that will get you in trouble.

  • Snacks for your dorm room. 

  • Music/materials for your Thespy IE competition.

  • Phone/device chargers

Behavior & Attitudes:

  • Best behavior and positive attitudes throughout the trip are an expectation.

  • We all want to have a memorable, fun-filled, and educational experience.  This will happen if we are all staying positive, friendly, and supportive of each other throughout the journey.

  • Meeting times/communication are non-negotiable on the trip.

  • If we post a meeting time, you must be there ON TIME.

  • Communication to students will be via Groupme, Remind 101, and/or Text while on the trip.

  • Curfews are serious at ITF.

Location:

  • We are staying in the following dorm:

    • McNutt Quadrangle
      1101 N Fee Lane
      Bloomington, IN 47406

  • Our dining hall is the McNutt Eatery.

Spending Money : 

  • We will have full cafeteria services while on campus, but all food/travel expenses/souvenirs/etc. while not on campus will be on your own.

  • I do not have a solid recommendation on how much to bring, as it varies from person to person.  My best guess is about $25 per day.