One Acts is a competition where schools all over our region present one act plays to a panel of judges. The schools compete for a rating of Poor, Fair, Good, Excellent, or Superior, and the judges pick two overall "Critics' Choice" shows to compete at State competition later in the year. In our school, normally students from the Advanced Drama class participate in One Acts while other members of our troupe attend. Last year our One Act (and Fall Play!) Radium Girls won Critics Choice, and competed at State Competition.
Districts (also called "IE's") is a competition where students put together a piece to be presented to judges for a rating of Poor, Fair, Good, Excellent, or Superior. The judges pick the best of the day for each event to be a "Critics' Choice", which means that the student or students are then eligible to be the district representative at the State level (where they would perform at Opening Ceremonies in front of thousands!) We are allowed, normally, 6 events in each category at District level. We choose five acting events and three tech events to compete at States later on.
The State Thespian Festival is a highlight of each year and represents the pinnacle of theatre competition for our students. Here actors get to perform in front of judges to receive a rating of Poor, Fair, Good, Excellent, or Superior, take part in workshops that further your skills in any desired area (acting, dance, vocals, technical, etc.), and mingle with troupes all across Florida. In order to attend, students must go to both the District 10 One-Act and Individual Event festivals and participate in at least one of those. Students who compete in these local-level competitions and score well may be eligible to compete at the state level.
The Dream Awards is an awards program where professionals in the theatre world adjudicate student's shows. The nominated schools get to perform at the Kravis Center Dreyfoos Hall! The winners of Best Male Actor and Best Female Actress then get to go compete in the Jimmy Awards in New York against students all across the nation. In the spring of 2022, Boca High won the dream awards with the hit musical "The Drowsy Chaperone"!