19th Annual High School Theatre Festival

Noises Off November 23, 2015


Attend workshops and see a performance of Noises Off
by Michael Frayn

Noises Off

The New York Times critic Frank Rich called Noises Off “the funniest play written in my lifetime.” The play follows a misguided company of unprepared actors attempting to perform a British sex comedy that’s falling apart at the seams. Doors slamming, on-and off-stage intrigue, and a wayward sardine all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

Festival registration will open October 26th!

View the day’s schedule here!

Click here to view workshop options.

You can now view the Study Guide here.


Register for the 2015 High School Theatre Festival Starting October 26th


Teachers, join us for the 19th 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 workshops, discussions, and performances designed especially for high school students and teachers.

The festival is open to freshman, 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.  View more information on the specific workshops.

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 teachers are free.  The price includes workshops, hot lunch, and a ticket for Noises Off.

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 Noises Off.
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.