Annual High School Drama Festival

68th Annual High School Drama Festival
Wednesday, Feb. 19 through Saturday, Feb. 22

Registration Deadline: Jan. 29

High School Drama Festival Registration Form

Join Us!

ENMU students together with our experienced faculty of working, professional artists are ready and eager to meet high school drama directors, to guide and welcome them to a variety of fun and instructive workshops and rewarding discussions. There are opportunities for high school students to audition for ENMU scholarships and, of course, we are happy to show the best of what our participating high schools have to offer in performance for peer high schools.

Festival Overview

The 2025 Drama Festival will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2025, at noon and conclude on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2025, after the awards ceremony immediately following the last one-act play. Our festival consists of one-act plays presented by participating schools, numerous workshops, professional development for teachers, social gatherings, and networking opportunities for students and educators from every corner of the state and nearby Texas. You are invited to participate whether or not your school is going to present a play this year. Come and be a part of this valuable educational and community-building event. While visiting ENMU, students will be able to meet the College of Fine Arts faculty, tour the campus and join in with the University community.

Performance Slots

Performance slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Entries must be received by Jan. 31, 2025. Each high school will have a total of 45 minutes for their production including set up and strike.

Scholarship Auditions

High school seniors who plan on attending Eastern New Mexico University and are interested in studying theatre or film have an opportunity to audition for a scholarship. Seniors can sign up for an audition time during festival check-in. Auditions will be held on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 22, 2025.

Seniors interested in a theatre scholarship should present:

  • Performance: one 1-minutes dramatic monologue and one 1-minute comedic monologue, or
  • Design: portfolio of set, lighting or costume designs, or
  • Playwright: one 1-act play (scripts must be emailed to [email protected] no later than 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2025)

Seniors interested in a film scholarship should present:

  • Short film: one short film no longer than 10-minutes, or
  • Portfolio reel: samples of various film works (entire reel should be no longer than 3-minutes)
  • Film submission guidelines: short films/reels should be submitted at the time of festival check-in. Please contact Jon Barr for specifics regarding film/reel submissions

For More Information About the Festival Contact:

Jon Barr
Chair, Department of Theatre and Digital Filmmaking; Associate Professor of Digital Filmmaking
ENMU Station 37
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130

For More Information Regarding Technical Questions:

1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130