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Virtual Submissions

We suggest that a shoulder up or waist up shot will be most effective for individual competition events.

Lenaea has chosen not to establish a requirement for where students should place their focus during their recorded submissions.  Looking directly into the camera is the equivalent of looking directly at the audience, which should be considered when making your choice.  While this choice may generate a more emotional connection with the viewer, some do not prefer to become “the other character” in the performance. Self-taped auditions do not typically have a performer looking directly at the camera.  We leave the choice to students and program directors to do what you feel is appropriate for your submission.

Please contact Ashley Riley at with any changes.

Students may record their submissions with a live accompanist, or a recorded piano (or synthesized piano) only track.  Orchestral tracks or karaoke tracks are not permitted.  If you need assistance arranging for a recorded piano track, please email  We can provide support in this area.

We suggest using a presentation (i.e. Google Slides, Power Point, Keynote, etc.) so that the student controls the order of information.  If that is not possible, you are welcome to upload PDF or other documents.  In that instance, we recommend naming the files with a number at the beginning to set the order they should be viewed by the respondent.

YES!  There is no requirement that your script be produced in order to be submitted.  Please review the Registration Packet for additional information.

Videos will be viewed by respondents in their original format, and should be streamed in the original format for the Zoom sessions via screen share.

Yes.  If there are any issues opening or playing a submissions, we will notify you as soon as the issue is identified.


Yes.  Respondents will be viewing and scoring all submissions before the festival begins to ensure there are no issues caused by internet lag that could affect students’ scores.  Each workshop session will begin by viewing the submissions as a group, and then proceed to the live workshop session.

Response Room Guidelines

Yes.  There is a maximum of 100 persons allowed in each virtual response room, including respondents, presenting students, and program directors from the presenting school. 

No.  Cameras will only be on for performing students, program directors, and respondents.  Everyone else will have cameras off and be muted by the moderator.  If anyone turns on their camera or unmutes themselves during a session, the moderator will remove them from the room.

No.  In order to protect student privacy, we will not allow anyone in the virtual response rooms except for those affiliated with the performing or presenting school.

No.  We have made this decision due to the complications with streaming licensing, as well as to protect student privacy.  

If you would like other teachers in your school to attend, they must be registered in the Program Director’s portal and pay a Chaperone fee.  


Absolutely.  Lenaea is committed to a fully accessible festival experience for all students.  Please email if you need assistance in this area.

Festival Portal Access & Use

No.  All events are designed to have participants join from their individual locations.  We have no position on whether people choose to gather, but encourage everyone to observe all necessary safety precautions.

General Information

By U.S. Mail:

Lenaea High School Theatre Festival
1725 25th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

By Email to

By Telephone at (916) 451-1560

You can donate using our secure webpage, or mail a check, payable to Lenaea High School Theatre Festival, to the address above.  Thank you for supporting Lenaea!