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2023 Call for Adjudicators


The Philadelphia Independence Awards, Philly's nonprofit awards program dedicated to celebrating high school musical theater, seeks Adjudicators for its 2023-24 season. Serving as a Philadelphia Independence Awards adjudicator is an excellent opportunity for educators (or future educators), actors, technicians, production staff, musicians, and/or graduate theater/music/arts education students.

2023 Call for Schools


Enrollment is open to any public, private, charter, or parochial Pennsylvania high school (grades 9-12 participants only) within a 20 mile radius of City Hall, Philadelphia. Pennsylvania schools on the immediate border of the radius may apply for an exemption for this rule. Scholarships may be available for schools with severely limited budgets by request from the Director.

2023 Philadelphia Independence Awards Winners Announced


The Temple University Performing Arts Center was home to the 5th annual Philadelphia Independence Awards for High School Theater. On this night, twenty-one schools concluded their theater season in grand style. Hosted by Rick Williams and Jenny Lee Stern, 27 awards were presented and nine schools performed. Congratulations to the winners and to all of the schools involved!