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Calling all actors, technicians, writers,
and designers!

Be a part of Northern Kentucky's premiere high school playwriting project!

Have you ever wanted to write your own play or performance piece? Now is your chance! The NEXTival is a playwriting festival that features original works conceived, written, directed, acted, and tech directed by students. 

Under the guidance and advisement of a local theatre educator, students will be paired together in small groups for the development and creation of   45 minute one-act plays. Each group will be mentored from the brainstorming process through development and production of the piece.  All creative content will be devised by the students.

In addition, all artists in the show will be compensated for their work.  Each show receives 50% of their ticket sales for compensation. 

Mark Your Calendars!

November 21, 2021 @ 6pm: Auditions at Highlands High School

  • No need to prepare anything for auditions!  

  • Please bring a headshot and resume if you have one and if you have any creative writing examples.

  • Be prepared to participate in improv exercises and writing prompts

December 1, 2021: NEXTival groups announced

  • Rehearsals will begin (each group will set their own rehearsal schedules)

May 19, 20, 21, 2022 at The Lincoln Grant Scholar House

  • Join us for the world premiere of all of the shows! (schedule will be determined once the shows are written)