Indiana Thespians is a chapter of the Educational Theatre Association and the International Thespian Society.
This was the first time in several years that a delegation from Northview had attended.
Fourteen NHS students participated in a range of workshops, including stage combat and script writing, watched several one-act plays presented by schools across the state and enjoyed the opportunity to socialize with the 600-plus students from 28 different schools in attendance.
In addition, the students attending the festival raised $660 for the Broadway Cares charity.
Several colleges from Indiana and beyond sent representatives to the conference and observed the scholarship audition event.
Northview seniors Gwendolyn Snow and Caroline Disney took part in the event.
Snow was accepted into the Theater program at the University of Southern Indiana and awarded a $10,000 scholarship. She was also invited to a second audition for the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts.
Disney was also invited to additional auditions for USI and the conservatory, as well as Indiana Wesleyan and the University of Evansville.
In addition, several individual event competitions took place.
Disney earned a ribbon and an "Excellent" rating in the Experienced Monologue category.
Also competing were seniors Snow and Kevin Waelbroeck, who presented the piece, "Anything You Can Do, I can Do Better," from "Annie Get Your Gun," in the Experienced Duet Musical Theater event; and Kaylee Strycker, who performed cuttings from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and Edward Albee's "The Play About The Baby," in the Novice Monologue event.
A highlight of the state conference is the presentation of the All-State Play, a production that involves top actors and crew members across the state.
Auditions also took place for next year's production and NHS junior Erika Disney was selected to the 2012 All-State Play cast.
She will travel around the state next fall to rehearse "All I Need To Know, I Learned in Kindergarten," with students from eight other high schools.