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Welcome To The Miami Valley High School Theatre Awards!

The Miami Valley High School Theatre Awards and Awards Showcase (MVHSTAs) celebrate, support, and advocate for high school theatre education throughout the Miami Valley region. The program celebrates high school plays, musicals, students, and educators by formally recognizing the extraordinary achievements of our community’s productions.

Due to the ongoing challenges with COVID-19 and for schools attempting to produce theatre this academic year, Dayton Live has made a proactive decision to put the Miami Valley High School Theatre Awards (MVHSTA) on hiatus for the 2020-2021 Season. Please click here to learn more about the MVHSTA hiatus.

How to Participate
How to Participate
The Miami Valley High School Theatre Awards (MVHSTA) program is open to public and private high schools. Productions of plays and musicals in the Miami Valley region are eligible for consideration.
How to Adjudicate
How to Adjudicate
Nominated plays and musicals are adjudicated by trained, experienced community members. Judges must complete mandatory training and adjudicate each production on its own merits.
Awards Showcase
Awards Showcase
Every participating school will be given the opportunity for students to perform on one of the Dayton Live stages – the Victoria Theatre or the Mead Theatre in the Schuster Center.

2020 MVHSTA Showcase

Dayton Live has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Miami Valley High School Theatre Awards Showcase scheduled for June 9, 2020 in the Schuster Center due to the ongoing crisis with COVID-19. This decision was made out of respect for the health and safety of the many students, families, and staff who participate in this annual event.

The Miami Valley High School Theatre Awards and Awards Showcase celebrates, supports, and advocates for high school theatre across the Miami Valley. Your support is even more important this year because without the ticket revenue from our annual Awards Showcase, we are relying even more on contributions from generous donors like you. Click the donate button below to make a contribution today!

In lieu of an in-person showcase, all 24 participating Theatre Directors were invited to feature work from their seasons through our digital “MVHSTA May Celebration” on social media. We dedicated Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube digital “stages” to honor and highlight the work of this season’s registered theatre programs, students, and directors. In addition to the MVHSTA May celebration, we are awarding the school productions that were able to perform prior to COVID-19.  The 2019-2020 MVHSTA winners will be announced soon!

2019-2020 Participating Schools

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