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State Conference

"Ohana Means Family"


Make the Most of Your Conference

The old adage comes to life again at the 2017 Ohio Educational Theatre Association State Thespian Conference on March 24-26, 2017. More than 1,500 theatre students and teachers will gather at Dublin Scioto High School to see some of the best high school productions in the state, learn more about their craft through performance and technical workshops, and compete for scholarships and awards.  It’s a dream come true for drama enthusiasts...a dream you and your students can share.

State Conference is a great time for drama enthusiasts to meet other people who share their love of  theatre, to exchange ideas with people from other areas and to learn more about the arts. In order to achieve these goals, OhEdTA views shows throughout the state and selects the best of the best to perform at Conference.  OhEdTA also brings a variety of professionals representing all aspects of theatre, to share their knowledge with and inspire workshop participants.

To make the most of your Conference experience, plan to attend a variety of shows and workshops and network with the people you meet.  In addition, Please take advantage of the many opportunities available to troupes (seeing the All-Ohio production, bringing a Marathon cutting or one-act to share, or creating a display) and to individuals (Individual Events and Bob Fose Memorial Scholarship competition).  

Please see the information below for specifics relating to this year's conference.


Get a head start on the 2017 Conference: Guidebook

Download the Guidebook app to your mobile device and stay tuned for more information!

To download the Guidebook (which will be published in the future), you must first download the Guidebook app. To download the free app, click on this link.

Once you have the app and we have published our guidebook, you will be able to access it by scanning the QR code (at left), or by searching for our guide within guidebook.

Here is the 2017 Link:



2017 Conference Information Sheet

Troupe Director Code of Conduct Form

Registration for 2017 is closed! All registrations/changes now must occur at the door.

Individual Events:

Please visit the 2017 Conference Information Sheet for the registration links and the Individual Events Page for specific scheduling information.

Please be reminded that IEs are a "closed" competition. No spectators are allowed in the competition spaces.


Tickets are available by pre-order to Troupe Directors ONLY at this link.

Tickets will also be available in the Attendance Office at Conference.

Tech Challenge:

Please visit the Tech Challenge Page for specific Tech Challenge information.

2017 Tech Challenge Results 

Meal Schedule:

2017 Meal Schedule

Pizza Pre-order Form:

PLEASE NOTE: Deadline is March 20

Pizza Pre-Order Form


2017 Performance Schedule/Descriptions 


2017 Workshop Descriptions

Dublin Scioto HS Maps:

2017 Parking/Traffic Map 

2017 Dublin Scioto HS 1st Floor 

2017 Dublin Scioto HS 2nd Floor

Troupe Director Appreciation & Hall of Fame Dinner:

5:00 PM in the Auxiliary Gym

Important State Thespian Conference Documents:

State Conference Information Handout        

Troupe Director Code of Conduct   

Delegate Code of Conduct   

Delegate Emergency Medical Form   

State Conference Security Rules 


Please Note:

The contact and mailing mailing address for State Conference registration payment is listed below.

Adam Hayward
Educational Theatre Association, Ohio Chapter
6369 Glengariff Dr
Cincinnati, OH 45230


Last Updated: 3/15/2017