For all the details, watch the informational meeting here!

The NEXTival


Audition for the 2021 NEXTival, to collaborate with other students in creating original devised theatre pieces and perform at the culminating NEXTival Festival in the spring of 2021.



Student writers, actors, directors, and technicians.


Sunday, November 8, 6-9pm



Highlands High School, 2400 Memorial Pkwy., Ft. Thomas, KY 41075

Is there a fee to participate?

There is no participation fee for the NEXTival.

When will rehearsals be?

Rehearsals will be set by each playwriting group and its participants.  The participants should expect to have rehearsals starting in late November/early December through May.  Some rehearsals will be done virtually, while others will be in person.  Some work will be required outside of rehearsals, particularly during the writing process. All efforts will be made to work around job schedules and school events and holidays. 

What to bring?

If you are interested in playwriting, please bring a sample of your writing.  It does not need to be a developed script, any example of creative writing will be accepted. Also, please be prepared to participate in some writing prompts during the audition. 

If you are interested in being a designer or a technician, please bring a portfolio or an example of your work if you have one. 

If you are interested in acting, please wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to move. 

If you are interested in multiple areas, bring any of the above items that apply.


To Audition, please sign up here!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can participate in CAST?

CAST is committed to casting incoming high school freshman through just graduated high school seniors. No roles are pre-cast. 

Is there a fee to participate?

There is an activity fee of $65 to participate. The activity fee is due within the first two weeks of rehearsals. Individuals seeking financial assistance or scholarships should contact us directly.

When will rehearsals be?

Rehearsals are typically held in the late afternoon or evenings.  The specific rehearsal schedule for each show will not be determined until auditions are complete.  We typically respect the need for students who work over the summer by allotting daytime hours for jobs or summer classes. We also understand the scheduling conflicts that arise with summer vacations.  We do our best to honor and work with the students' declared conflicts. Only 2 unexcused absences are permitted.

If you have questions regarding the audition process or would like to receive email updates about auditions, please fill out the form below. 


*Photography acknowledgements on site to Dan Ledbetter Photography

and Mikki Schaffner Photograpahy*

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