Are you new to the Festival?

Not sure you want to take the Theatre Festival plunge? Get your answers to:

  • How do I navigate through all of the information?
  • How do I decide which students to bring?
  • How do I organize such a field trip?
  • Where do I find the money?
  • How do I keep parents in the loop?
  • How do I keep the administration in the loop?
  • What do I do first?

Contact our Directors of Hospitality at hospitality@ihstf.org.

Get an idea of what kind of experience you and your students can expect at the Festival by looking at last year's Festival Program (linked to the left).

2021 Planning Committee

This list will be fully updated shortly.
Thank you for your patience!


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Judy Klingner (executivedirector@ihstf.org)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EMERITUS
Vic Pilolla (vpilolla@leyden212.org)

SECRETARY
Ryan Lambert (secretary@ihstf.org)

ALL-STATE PRODUCER
Mark Begovich (allstateproducers@ihstf.org)

ALL-STATE DIRECTOR
Kevin Long

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: AUDITIONS
David Morrison
Dan Napper
(collegeauditions@ihstf.org)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: EXHIBITS
Jessi Lim
Patrick Kerr
(exhibits@ihstf.org)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: PROMOTIONS
Kim White
Kate Woodruff
(festgear@ihstf.org)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: WORKSHOPS
Marty Lynch
Robin Quinn
(workshops@ihstf.org)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: PLAY SELECTION
Hector Hernandez
Mike Miserendino
(playselection@ihstf.org)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: HOSPITALITY/MENTORS
Jonathan Meier
Joe Pulio
(hospitality@ihstf.org)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS: TECHNOLOGY
Christina Ordonez
Thom Ringrose
(technology@ihstf.org)


HISTORIAN/DOCUMENTATION
Mark Kaetzer (historian@ihstf.org)

2021 Planning Committee (continued)

BOX OFFICE AND TICKETING
Wendy Taylor
Mark Wayne
(boxoffice@ihstf.org)

STATEWIDE INCLUSION
Paul Dombrowski (pdombrowski1@aol.com)
Nathaniel Haywood (nhaywood@csd99.org)

UIUC: LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS/PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Michelle Marquart (mmarqua2@illinois.edu)

UIUC: DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE
J.W. Morrissette (jwmorris@illinois.edu)

KCPA CO-DIRECTOR SERVICES
Lisa Lillig (lillig@illinois.edu)

KCPA DIRECTOR OF EVENTS
Daniel Pozzabon (dchaimp2@illinois.edu)

ISU PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Megan McCann (memccan@ilstu.edu)

ISU DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE
Jimmy Chrismon
 

STUDENT COMMITTEE
Sarah Clement - UIUC 
Jeoja Jacque-Tyler Payton - UIUC
Gabriel Ortiz - UIUC

ITA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Aimee-Lynn Newlan (aimeelynn@illinoistheatre.org)

ITA PRESIDENT-ELECT
Carmel DeStefano (president@illilinoistheatre.org)

ITA LIASON
Annaliisa Ahlman
Patrick Spreadbury
(secondaryschooltheatre@illinoistheatre.org)