The 2021 PDA/ SC Thespian Festival will be Virtual and Remote!

Due to the uncertainty of the pandemic, the officers of both boards decided to restructure this year's festival as a virtual festival, with performances and auditions being uploaded ahead of time and having a specific time when those performances will be viewed remotely by registered schools and their participants.  While several items- such as platforms, servers and schedules will need to be worked out for January/February/March- other items like Original One-Acts and School Registration will begin in their usual times on the calendar. Click the instructions below to get the latest update for the 2021 Festival.

The website pages will be updated as new information becomes available or as schedules and formats are set.  A calendar will be added to help with communicating deadlines and procedures. 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:

In South Carolina two orginazations, Palmetto Dramatic Association & SC International Thespians, come together to create a high school theatre festival that encourges 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 orignal one acts, and play writing competition as well as fundraise 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. 

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