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General Information on the METG High School Festival

The Massachusetts High School Drama Festival is a competitive program that typically includes 112 one-act plays produced by member high schools. The competition is organized across three levels – preliminary, semi-final and State Finals. Student excellence in acting and technical design is recognized at each level. Of the 112 one-act plays that enter the festival, fourteen will be selected as State Finalists, of which three will be named winners. Two schools chosen from the State Finalists will go on to represent Massachusetts in the New England Drama Festival, the regional showcase of secondary school theatre.

For 2022 we will be making changes to the typical Festival format due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic. We will be hosting the Preliminary Round the weekend of March 19th and 20th. The schools that advance from the Preliminary Round will compete at the 2022 High School Festival Regionals on the weekend of April 2nd and 3rd. From that round, fourteen Regional Winner will be chosen. There will be no State Finals in 2022.

The Host Schools for the Preliminary Round will be determined by January 31, 2022 and placements will be finialized by February 8, 2022. Once the schedule for Prelims is completed, it will be posted here so check back soon! If you have any questions, please send an email to metg@metg.org.

2022 High School Festival Dates

Preliminary Round - March 19/20, 2022

Regionals - April 2, 2022

Tickets will be available at the door of each site and are $15 for the entire day including the Awards Ceremony.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Andover, Beverly, Brockton, Chelmsford, Duxbury, Everett, Framingham, Franklin, Leominster, North Reading, Swansea, Tyngsborough, Wayland, and Westford Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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