Regionals sneak up fast following the Holidays (which are sneaking up fast right now … just two weeks to Thanksgiving and Hanukkah … yikes)!
The registration deadline is January 16. THAT is definitely too late to begin gathering information. Start laying the groundwork now, so after the Winter Break your Troupe can assemble and submit an accurate registration representing some fine and well-prepared work. (Registration will be live beginning December 10.)
Take a look at the information here, including entry limits and guidelines, and get the ball rolling! If you are planning to attend the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln in June (remember that you don’t “qualify” to attend this event, though you can qualify to participate in Individual Events there) you may wish to visit this site and pay particular attention to material selection (important resources are at the end of the NIES Guide).
Remember that Pantomime is an event in Oregon that is no longer included in the National Individual Events Showcase (NIES) process (but it’s no less fun!).