If you have a performance piece that runs between 10 and 20 minutes then consider submitting it for our FreeStyle Festival. This is the perfect showcase for student-written works, scene studies, short plays, mime performances, musical theatre dance numbers, puppet shows, and almost anything else that would work well in an intimate setting. We especially hope to showcase student-created works.

FreeStyle Festival is a conference event to showcase student-written works, scene studies, short plays, mime performances, puppet shows, experimental theatre; truly, any type of short performances. FreeStyle provides a performance opportunity for students in a noncompetitive environment and also invites performances that might not fit into another event category. The FreeStyle Festival is open to any troupe registered for and attending the Georgia Thespian Conference. 

Troupes may enter more than one event, as space allows. To enter the FreeStyle Festival, complete the entry form and submit the entry(s) along with payment before the deadline. You must complete an entry per performance.


All FreeStyle Festival entries must submit a video link to screen the performance by January 6, 2024 at 4:00 PM. Entries may be submitted through either the registration form or should be emailed to freestyle@gathespian.org. Schools will be notified of acceptance and receive screening feedback rubrics by January 14, 2024.

Rights & Royalties

Schools producing published material are responsible for making any arrangements with the publisher for a license and paying all royalties and fees associated with the performance.

Performance Time

Minimum performance time is 10 minutes and maximum performance time is 20 minutes. No performing group will be allowed to exceed the 20-minute maximum time length. Provide the best possible estimate of performance time on the entry form. Include set-up and break down time in your performance time.