22nd Annual High School Theatre Festival

November 19, 2018

 William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus was the first tragedy credited to England’s hero, William Shakespeare.  Although very popular in its time, Titus has become his most notorious work. Set against a backdrop of war in the final years of the Roman Empire, the play explores the unbreakable bonds between parents and their children, the devastations of loss, and cycles of revenge.


Registration is now open.

We hope to see you !


Teachers, join us for the 22nd Annual Simpson High School Theatre Festival. Regardless of your students interest — onstage or backstage — they will enhance their skills through a rich selection of workshops led by experienced theatre artists.  This festival, sponsored by Theatre Simpson, is a full day of discussions,  workshops, and performances designed especially for high school students and teachers.

The festival is open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Each teacher may accompany up to 30 students

Each year we offer exciting workshops that help high school students explore all aspects of theatre including stage dialects, movement, lighting design and stage combat.  This theatre festival is a great opportunity to enhance a high school students learning.

The day begins with registration from 8:30-9:00 am. The festival will conclude before 2:30 pm.


Cost Option 1: Lunch is supplied by Simpson College
$15.00 per student and up to 2 teachers are free.  The price includes workshops, hot lunch, and a ticket for Titus Andronicus.

Cost Option 2: Lunch is brought by the students
$9.00 per student and teachers are free.  The price includes workshops and a ticket for Titus Andronicus
In order to take advantage of this lower cost, your entire class must bring their own lunch.

For more information contact Ann Woldt, assistant professor of theatre, at 515-961-1327 or ann.woldt@simpson.edu.