December 1, 2022 – The Collinsville High School Drama production of the original War of the Words radio show has been invited to the Illinois High School Theatre Festival at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, January 12-14, 2023.
The event was founded in 1976 to “create a state-wide Festival event where students and teachers of theatre could share theatrical endeavors as well as learn more about the art.”
High schools must submit a production for consideration by IHSTF. Following an exhaustive selection process, a number of productions are chosen to perform for attendees. IHSTF is not a competition, but rather a showcase of high school theatre from throughout Illinois.
“An invitation to perform at the Festival should be seen as an honor and an opportunity to share students’ talents and accomplishments with their peers,” according to IHSTF.