In South Carolina two organizations, Palmetto Dramatic Association & SC International Thespians, come together to create a high school theatre festival that encourage the development of quality Theatre in secondary schools. We encourage education, advocacy, fellowship, networking, and  fun.  At our festival, we host individual events- both performance and technical, workshops, performances of one acts, performances of original one acts, and play writing competition as well as fund-raise for Broadway Cares and Send a Troupe.

Later in the Spring, SC Thespians sponsors the SC Junior Thespian festival in order to foster lifeskills with the up and coming theatre students in middle school. 

The 2021 PDA/ SC Thespian Festival

Thank you to all the schools that participated in the 2021 Virtual Festival! 

The Virtual Festival Website, with recordings of the Workshops and access to the College Booths, will be available through Friday, March 12.  A full list of awards can be found here:

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The website pages will be updated as new information becomes available or as schedules and formats are set.

And as always, if you have questions or concerns feel free to contact us at

New to SC Theatre or want to learn more about the Palmetto Dramatic Association, the SC Thespians or the joint festival?  Please go to this page: