Jester Awards 2023

Spring/Summer 2023

Century II Convention Hall

3 Hours

High schoolers from all over the state will come together to celebrate excellence in theatre and each other at the 21st annual Jester Awards Sunday, May 7th at Century II Convention Hall.
Nominees will have the opportunity to walk the red carpet while having their picture taken by a professional photographer, they will see performances from the outstanding production nominees and watch as the 20 nominated leading performers receive prestigious awards and cash scholarships.

The Jester Awards program recognizes the extraordinary amount of work, creativity, and dedication that faculty and students pour into their high school theatrical productions. Recognition is given to casts and crews, directors and designers – all who work to stage these great works of musical theatre. Within practical limitations regarding the number of schools and distance from Wichita, every effort is made to be as inclusive as possible. Recent participants include a great many Wichita area schools, and schools extending across Kansas such as Garden City, Hays, Salina, Pittsburg, and more!

The program has grown exponentially each year since its inception thanks to the support of founder Belden Mills and his wife Anna, the Lois K Walls Jester Fund at MTWichita, and the Naftzger Fund for the Fine Arts.

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