Festival Support is provided by Tyler Civic Theatre.
The Drama Festival is for Middle and High School students interested in the fine arts and is designed to give these students a positive theater experience that fosters participation in, commitment to and appreciate of quality theater. It encourages students to appreciate that theater is a collaborative art form in which each student can recognize the value of an individual's contribution to the ensemble.
At the Middle School Level, the group presents a One Act Play. The contest does not identify a "best play" from those participating, but each play is judged against a standard, and each school receives a rating based on that standard. The critic judge provides positive suggestions to assist the students in continued participation in theater. Each school or group with students in grades 6 through 8 may register 1 play in the Middle School Level of the Festival.
The focus at the High School Level is dramatic interpretation. Each school or group may register 3 entries in each Division at the High School Level - Monologues, Duologues, Musical Theater Solos, and Musical Theater Ensemble