the latest from thespian nation
Senior Sarah Parrott as the first ever recipient of the Jimmy Humphries Endowed Scholarship in Technical Theatre. Nominated by Centerville Performing Arts Center Manager Mike Cordonnier, Parrott was selected from a pool of talented nominees in recognition of her extraordinary commitment in the classroom and on the stage.“Sarah has always been a student that I[…]
Dr. JoBeth Gonzalez – known affectionately as Dr. G by her students – has been a leading advocate for theatre education in Ohio for decades. As a teacher at Bowling Green High School, she has directed innumerable plays and musicals, and served as the long-time leader of her school’s thespian troupe. Over 23 years at[…]
Congratulations to Centerville High School’s Bryan Miller, Ohio EdTA Theatre Educator of the Year!We are delighted to announce the selection of Bryan Miller as the 2017 Theatre Educator of the Year. Miller is the Performing Arts Center Technical Director at Centerville High School, and was chosen from a pool of student-nominated applicants in recognition of[…]
Welcome back! In this month’s newsletter we have two news items, one call for feedback, two reminders, and one trivia question.
About Ohio Thespians
an educational theatre association affiliate
The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is a national nonprofit organization of over 100,000 student and professional members. The Ohio Chapter was founded in 1975, and has over 5000 active members in 365 schools across the state. We empower thespians through educational enrichment opportunities, access to scholarships and college auditions, awards, competitions, and a passionate network of peers. Our mission is to shape lives through theatre education, honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience. We support teachers by providing professional development, networking opportunities, resources, and recognition. The EdTA operates the International Thespian Society (ITS), an honorary organization that has inducted more than 2.2 million theatre students since its founding in 1929. Each year, more than 40,000 students from around the country join our number. Today, over 4,000 secondary schools are home to a thespain troupe.
Scholarships and Grants
for troupes and students
Send a Troupe to Ohio Thespian State Conference
Providing a one-time grant for a current Thespian troupe unable to attend state conference for the past three years because of financial barriers.
Herb Sprowls Grant
Granting financial assistance for select students to attend the Ohio Thespian State Conference.
Ginny Chizer & Bob Fose Scholarships
Benefiting Thespians who have demonstrated exceptional participation and leadership on the local and state level.
Jimmy Humphries Scholarship
Assisting Thespians who have participated in technical theatre and are planning to study technical theatre in college.
Big Yellow School Bus Grant
Administered by the Ohio Arts Council, the Big Yellow School Bus grant supports school visits to arts and cultural activities and can help you get your troupe to conference.
New Troupe Charter Grant
Administered by the Educational Theatre Association, the New Troupe Charter Grants program awards grants to qualifying schools to fund the charter of an International Thespian Society troupe and induction for up to ten students.