The Ohio Thespian State Conference

2018 Ohio Thespian State Conference

Northmont High School

March 23-25, 2018

The Ohio Thespian State Conference is the highlight of each academic year. More than 1,500 Thespians from across Ohio gather in one location for an unforgettable weekend celebrating theatre and theatre education. Attendees have the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops ranging from playwriting, puppetry, and dance to college auditions, LGBTQ issues and professional development for educators. Throughout the weekend, troupes stage performances carefully selected from high schools across Ohio, creating a unique opportunity for students and teachers alike. State conference is also home to the famous All-Ohio Show.

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).  


All-Ohio Show

The annual All-Ohio Show is one of the most exciting projects that the EdTA: Ohio Chapter offers. Each registered troupe may send as many inducted thespians to audition/ interview for cast and crew. No more than 6 from any troupe will be offered roles in the cast and no more than 6 will be offered roles on the production team. Once chosen, cast and crew only have three rehearsal/build weekends and one and a half days of tech/dress rehearsals in which to create an amazing production. The All-Ohio show is the featured opening show of the EdTA Ohio Chapter State Conference. The All-Ohio show intends to provide participating students with the experience of working on an advanced level of theatrical production. Involvement in the All-Ohio show is a special honor for the participants and schools, as well as an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. See below for show specific information.

The 2018 All-Ohio Show is Letters to Sala

Direction by: Gail Griffith, Technical Direction by: Derrick McPeak

Synopsis: In October 1940, Sala Garncarz was sixteen, the daughter of a rabbi and teacher and the youngest of eleven children in a poor family living in Sosnowiec, Poland, close to the German border. When her older sister Raizel was ordered to report to a Nazi forced labor camp, Sala volunteered to take her place. Neither she nor her family suspected that six weeks of required labor would stretch to almost five years of forced slavery. Through letters from family and friends that she managed to hide and keep safe, Letters to Sala tell the story of one young woman’s experiences in the most inhumane and unimaginable situations. -NY Public Library

For more information, please read the audition/application flyer here.

Last Updated 9/1/2017

 

Cast, Crew & Creatives Photo Gallery

Posted by David Myers Art Studio & Galleries on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

 

How to Turn in Initial Application Materials: 

Ohio EdTA uses Accept’d to turn in All-Ohio application materials. Accept’d is the largest network of performing arts colleges and students, and it is a great way for colleges to see your profile. In order to access All-Ohio forms, please follow these steps:

  1. Go tohttp://getacceptd.com/
    2. On the Applicants page (the home page) click the green Get Started button under Apply Now 
    3. Create a profile 
    4. Click Start an Application 
    5. Beside Choose a School select to Ohio Thespians 
    6. Beside Choose a Group select All-State Show 
    7. Beside Choose a Program select Performer or Tech 
    8. From here you will be able to download and upload the forms and videos necessary to complete your application. 
    9. Applications are due by midnight on October 22, 2017.

Important All Ohio Production Documents:


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: https://guidebook.com/g/ohthescon17/


Registration

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

Individual Events (known as IEs) give students an opportunity to receive a rating and feedback from theatre professionals.  IEs are available in both performance categories, as well as technical categories.  Any registered delegate to State Conference is eligible to register for IEs.  Each troupe may send only one entry per category and each student may participate in one event only.  Categories available include: 

  • Monologue
  • Duet Acting
  • Group Acting
  • Solo Musical Theatre
  • Duet Musical Theatre
  • Group Musical Theatre
  • Solo Musical Theatre Dance
  • Duet Musical Theatre Dance
  • Group Musical Theatre Dance
  • Solo Mime
  • Duet Mime
  • Costume Design
  • Costume Construction
  • Scene Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Sound Design
  • Theatre Marketing
  • Properties Design
  • Makeup Design
  • Stage Management
  • Playwright
  • Short Film

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

Important Documents:

2017 Individual Events Rules   

2017 Judges Sheets   

National Individual Events Guide 

National Adjudication Guidelines 

 


Tech Challenge

Tech Challenge has been expanded this year.  We are going to offer more events and have longer for the competition. 

This year’s events will include:

Prop Building  

Sound System Hook-Up   

Costume Quick Change    

Platform Legging

Light Hang and Focus

Drop Fold

For the Tech Challenge Handout, please click here.

Junior Thespian Conference

“AcTornado”

The 2017 edition of the Ohio Thespian Junior Thespian Conference will be held at Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts on February 25, 2017 with an optional event on February 24, 2017. Students, teachers, and professionals will gather for an exciting day of theatre events. From productions, to workshops in both performance and technical subjects, as well as competing for awards, this is an exciting event for students in grades 6-8.

Previous Junior Conferences

1997-98

Site: Miller South School of Visual and Performing Arts

Host: Wendy Duke

Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre


1998-99

Site: Anderson High School

Host: Sandy Belcuore

Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre


1999-2000

Site: Hilliard Davidson High School

Host: Diana Vance

Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre


2000-01

Site: Miller South School of Visual and Performing Arts

Host: Wendy Duke

Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre


2001-02 

Site: Beavercreek High School

Host: Sandy Focht

Chapter Director: David Leist


2002-03

Site: Westerville Heritage Middle School

Host: J. Scott Holsclaw

Chapter Director: David Leist


2003-04

Site: Greene Middle School

Host: Ethan Hamilton

Chapter Director: David Leist


2004-05

Site: Beavercreek High School All-Ohio Production: Bus Stop  Dir. Robert Wenck, Texas A & M University

Host: Sandy Focht

Chapter Director: David Leist


2005-06

Site: Bexley Middle School

Host: J. Scott Holsclaw

Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre


2006-07

Site: Olentangy Liberty Middle School

Host: Joe Cherubino

Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre


2007-08

Site: Greene Middle School

Host: Ethan Hamilton 

Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre


2008-09

Site: Bexley Middle School

Host: Rebecca Rhinehart 

Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre


2009-10

Site: Olentangy Liberty Middle School

Host: Joe Cherubino

Chapter Director: Scott Wilson


2010-11 

Site: Bexley Middle School

Host: Rebecca Rhinehart  

Chapter Director: Scott Wilson


2011-12

Site: Miller South School of Visual and Performing Arts

Host: Wendy Duke

Chapter Director: Scott Wilson


2012-13

Site: Bexley Middle School

Host: Rebecca Rhinehart 

Chapter Director: Scott Wilson


2013-14

Site: Olentangy Liberty Middle School

Host: Joe Cherubino

Chapter Director: Pat Santanello & Irene Imboden


2014-15

Site: Miller South School of Visual and Performing Arts

Host: Wendy Duke

Chapter Director: Pat Santanello & Irene Imboden


2015-16

Site: Bexley Middle School

Host: Rebecca Rhinehart

Chapter Director: Pat Santanello & Irene Imboden


2016-17

Site: Miller South School of Visual and Performing Arts

Host: Alex Funk

Chapter Director: Pat Santanello & Irene Imboden

Performances

Friday

Once on this Island book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty
Directed by Kevin P. Kern
Full Length Performance | 6:45 pm | Theatre

All-Ohio Show
From the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Ragtime) comes the Olivier Award-winning Once On This Island. This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score. Suitable for all ages.


The Cat That Had a Shell by Lydia Hoag
Directed by Lydia Hoag
Marathon Performance | 6:45 pm | Choir Room

Edison High School, Troupe# 930
A turtle finds himself in a strange location. Once he discovers where he is, one question still remains: what is he?


Deserted by Kiani Hayes
Directed by Kiani Hayes
Marathon Performance | 7:30 pm | Choir Room

Northmont High School, Troupe# 3588
What happens when three people are stranded on a deserted island? How long before tension boils over? In this short one-act play, Taylor, Maggie, and Allen are forced to survive together and face their demons.


Little Women the Broadway Musical Book by Allan Knee, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
Directed by Jerry Wiesenhahn
Full Length Performance | 9:15 pm | Gymnasium

Archbishop McNicholas High School
This is a beautiful musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s timeless, classic novel Little Women. It is a story about commitment to family, overcoming grief and ultimately achieving your dreams. Anyone who has dreamed will love this production. Suitable for all ages.


Kissing Scene by Carl Martin
Directed by Angelina Stallings

Shark in the Bathtub by Carla Hosein
Directed by Theresa Stafford
Marathon Performance | 9:15 pm | Choir Room

Akron School for the arts at Firestone CLC, Troupe# 5570
An hour before acting class, Ashley and Richard meet to rehearse their scene. It calls for them to kiss five times, but whenever they get to the first kiss they break character to argue – about Richard’s lateness, about Ashley’s attitude, about who chose this scene and why. Does one of them have a secret crush on the other? They’ll have to rehearse the entire scene to find out ­– if they can make it that far.

Hidden truths are revealed in this Seinfeld-esque romantic comedy centered on a couple’s conversation. The couple, an artist and a psychiatrist, begin trading barbs and observations laced with sarcasm, but the argument soon develops into a sweet profession of their love for one another. This wonderfully absurd conversation that comes full-circle is without depth or significance but is interesting nonetheless ­– much like a shark in the bathtub.


Once on this Island book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty
Directed by Kevin P. Kern
Full Length Performance | 9:30 pm | Theatre

All-Ohio Show
From the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Ragtime) comes the Olivier Award-winning Once On This Island. This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score. Suitable for all ages.


Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Directed by Kory Meinhart
60 Minute Performance | 10:15 pm | Band Room

Springfield High School, Troupe# 3891
Shakespeare’s tragic characters brought to life with an edgy, Steampunk motif make this production of Romeo and Juliet an exciting, vibrant retelling of a timeless love story. Contains mildly mature content or staging.


Saturday

Addams Family by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Directed by Angela Sommers
45 Minute Performance | 9:15 am | Band Room

Bellevue High School, Troupe# 907
Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, is now an eighteen year-old young woman who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family — the most un-Addams sounding person one could be! Suitable for all ages.


Almost Maine by John Cariani
Directed by Mary Randle
Full Length Performance | 9:45 am | Theatre

Hilliard Bradley High School, Troupe# 7415
Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States—it’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just…Almost. One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same. Contains mildly mature content or staging.


The Three Musketeers by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Lorrie Sparrow
60 Minute Performance | 10:45 am | Band Room

Yellow Springs High School, Troupe# 4671
This adaptation is based on the timeless swashbuckler by Alexander Dumas. The story, set in 1625, follows d’Artagnan who sets off for Paris in search of adventure, along with Sabine, his sister. Soon after reaching Paris, d’Artagnan encounters Athos, Porthos and Aramis, the famous musketeers, and he joins forces with them to defend the honor of the Queen of France. In so doing, he finds himself in opposition to the most dangerous man in Europe, Cardinal Richelieu. Even more deadly is the infamous Countess de Winter, known as Milady. Contains mild language and mildly mature content or staging.


A Flea in Her Ear by Georges Feydeau, translated by John Mortimer
Directed by Patty Scott
60 Minute Performance | 12:45 pm | Band Room

Dublin Jerome High School, Troupe# 6751
When Madame Chandebise suspects her husband of infidelity, she decides to test her husband by sending him a letter from an imaginary admirer suggesting a rendezvous. Thinking the letter must have been meant for a co-worker, he sends him off instead for the meeting. A visiting Spanish gentleman finding the letter and recognizing his wife’s handwriting (Madame’s friend who wrote the letter so the handwriting would not be recognized) heads off for the rendezvous with pistols in hand hoping to catch his wife in the act. What follows is a dizzying string of madcap mix-ups. Contains mildly mature content or staging.


School of Rock
Marathon Performance | 1:30 pm | Choir Room

LaSalle High School, Troupe# 4413
A Washed up rockstar wannabe finds a way to compete in the Battle of the Bands by masquerading as a teacher at a snooty prep school. Based on the popular movie starring Jack Black.


Graceland by Ellen Byron
Directed by Matt Wolfe
Marathon Performance | 2:30 pm | Choir Room

Westerville South High School, Troupe# 513
Two women meet outside the home of Elvis Presley while waiting to be the first to step foot inside his home. Along the way we laugh and feel along with these women as we learn their story.


The Election by Don Zolidis
Directed by Dave Leone
60 Minute Performance | 2:45 pm | Band Room

Riverside High School, Troupe# 5931
After an embattled student body president resigns in disgrace, Mark Davenport figures he will cruise to victory in the special election. After all, his only opponent is nerdy Christy Martin, who wants to eliminate football. But when a mysterious Super PAC gives her an unlimited budget, things start to get very ugly. Mark must face total annihilation or accept the services of a slick professional campaign manager with questionable ethics and a million-dollar Super PAC of his own. A hilarious and timely satire on the contemporary political scene. Suitable for all ages.


You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown by Clark Gesner, Michael Mayer, and Andrew Lippa
Directed by Jason Hamen
Full Length Performance | 2:45 pm | Theatre

Centerville High School, Troupe# 2204
Based on the iconic comic strip by Charles Shulz, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown presents the everyday lives of the famous Peanuts characters: Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Sally, and, of course, Snoopy. From Valentines’ Day to baseball season, we see the innocence, optimism, despair, and redemption of kids figuring out how the world works. Suitable for all ages.


The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Directed by Darren McGarey
60 Minute Performance | 4:45 pm | Band Room

Kettering Fairmont High School, Troupe# 1935
The Crucible is Arthur Miller’s re-imagining of the events surrounding the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. The major players in Salem gather in the vestry room of the town’s courthouse to decide where the truth lies: in the minds of the educated judges, in the hearts of the hard working men or women, or in the wild stories of young girls. The truth will emerge, but what is the cost? Contains mild language and mildly mature content or staging.


30 Neo-Futurist Plays from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes by Greg Allen
Directed by Pat Santanello
Full Length Performance | 7:15 pm | Theatre

Dublin Scioto High School, Troupe# 5440
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind is an attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes. It is not your typical theatre-going experience. The audience chooses the order of the show from a menu and participates in many ways. Too Much Light… is the longest-running show in Chicago history and it’s never the same show twice! Suitable for all ages.


Anna Bella Eema: A Ghost Story For Three Bodies with Three Voices by Lisa D’Amou
Directed by Danielle Filas
Full Length Performance | 7:15 | Gymnasium

Village Academy Schools, Troupe# 6116
Ten-year-old Anna Bella and her hermetic mother Irene live in a ratty trailer on the edge of town. When their trailer park is slated for demolition because of interstate highway expansion, Irene refuses to leave. In this moment of crisis, Anna Bella creates a new girl out of the mud behind their trailer home. This mud-girl helps Anna Bella and Irene channel the supernatural and face the life they must live in the world outside their trailer home. Contains mildly mature content or staging.


Radium Girls by DW Gregory
Directed by Shelly Riggs
60 Minute Performance | 7:15 pm | Band Room

Logan High School, Troupe# 5460
In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire. Suitable for all ages.


30 Neo-Futurist Plays from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes by Greg Allen
Directed by Pat Santanello
Full Length Performance | 9:00 pm | Theatre

Dublin Scioto High School, Troupe# 5440
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind is an attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes. It is not your typical theatre-going experience. The audience chooses the order of the show from a menu and participates in many ways. Too Much Light… is the longest-running show in Chicago history and it’s never the same show twice! Suitable for all ages.


Sunday

Alice by Robb Willoughby
Directed by Jeff Sams
Franklin High School, Troupe# 1569
Full Length Performance | 9:30 am | Theatre

A new adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Young Alice slips down a rabbit hole into a strange new world and sets off on an adventure to return lost items to The White Rabbit. She meets a host of colorful characters including talking flowers, a giant caterpillar, a hungry Cheshire Cat, and some “Mad” guests at a tea party. Join us for thrills and laughs in this magical production. Don’t be late, or it’s off with your head! Suitable for all ages.


All I Really Needed to Know I Learned from being a Zombie by Jason Pizzareloo
Directed by Kate Williams-Bernardo
45 Minute Performance | 9:30 am | Band Room

Beaumont School, Troupe# 6703
In today’s chaotic, challenging world, we often don’t know where to turn for help. Little did we know that life’s most valuable lessons lie within the undead. Finally, zombies engage us with musings on life, death, and everything in between. They show us that brains aren’t everything…you are what you eat…and what doesn’t kill you makes you…more alive. Suitable for all ages.


The Darkest Hour by Charles George
Directed by Allen Van Luvender
Marathon Performance | 9:45 am | Choir Room

Northmont High School, Troupe# 3588
The Darkest Hour tells the story of young John Madison, four hours away from his execution for murder. He has been found guilty on circumstantial evidence. He is innocent, but has no way of proving it.


Instant Theatre – Just Add Collaboration and Coffee
Marathon Performance | 10:45 am | Band Room

Dublin Coffman High School, Troupe# 4100
A group of individuals prepare to write, direct and perform a play.


I Don’t Want to Talk About It by Bradley Hayward
Directed by Taylor Naille and Zarah Fulay
Marathon Performance | 10:45 am | Choir Room

Hilliard Davidson High School, Troupe# 1316
Being a teenager is hard, and nobody wants to talk about it. This series of monologues and scenes confronts the daily challenges of growing up, exploring the gritty details, both funny and tragic, of the things we can’t, won’t, and don’t want to talk about.


Workshops

Sing Rock!!!!

Jokers Belong With Batman -or- Improv: It’s not about being funny

Viewpoints & Meisner: Following Impulse to Avoid Performance Anxiety

Commercial Theory: Using Shakespeare and Commedia Dell’arte to sell soap flakes

Creating the Illusion of Violence: An Introduction to Unarmed Stage Combat

Ground Skills Workshop

Aerial Skills

I Wrote a First Draft! I’m Done, Right?

Flashmob Theater: You Are a Theater Company…Anywhere

Costuming for Film, Television, and Media

Selecting Gel Colors ­– Tips and Tricks!

Contemporary/Modern Fusion Dance Class

High Stakes Acting

Volts and Watts and Amps, Oh My! ­– Electricity Basics for the Stage

Seven Secrets of the Working Actor

Finding the Right College Program for YOU

Stage and Production Management for High School Students

Mime is PHYSICAL Acting

Mental & Physical Relaxation Techniques

All Ohio Talk Back

Devising: How to Create Powerful Theatre Collaboratively

Shadowfolds ­– Fabric Manipulation

Careers in Tech Theatre: Paying Your Rent by Making Your Art

Moving Scenery: Wagons, Revolves, and Flying Scenery

Introduction to Technical Directing: Nice Design, What Do I Do Now?

Singing Musical Theatre

YOU Own the Song

Saying It Out Loud: Lines and What To Do With Them

Tactical Acting

Living in the Moment

Throwing Sticks: Training an Actor’s Mind and Body

Intermediate Hip-Hop

Pick Up A Prop and Create a Character/Scene

Act! No Thinking Allowed

Shakespeare: Pro Tips

Bridging the Gap

N.A.P.S.

You Can’t Stop The Beat

Auditioning for Musical Theatre

Jazz Fusion

Media Design for the Theatre

Photography for Live Entertainment

21st Century Lighting Design

Lessac Body Humor for Commedia and Physical Comedy

Applied Theatre: Exploring the Physical Metaphors & Physicality of Archetypes Using Lessac, Chekhov, and Boal Principles

Lessac/Boal Interactive Arts Workshop for Community Engagement

The Useful and Pleasurable in Community Arts: Theater Techniques for Community Building and Problem Solving

Marketing for Students

Blood, Cuts, and Bruises: Disaster Makeup for the Stage

Developing Dynamic Skills as a Singing Actor

Script Analysis: Transforming Words into Living Productions

Rocks and Stuff

20 Students, 50 Minutes to Teach…Now What? ­– Technical Theatre in the Classroom

Career Education and Theatre – CTE Programs in High School

Devising: How to Create Powerful Theatre Collaboratively

Marketing for Teachers

Best-Practices Sharing Session

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

Previous State Conferences

1975-76

Site: Newark High School

Host: Tom Humphrey

Chapter Director: Tom Humphrey


1976-77

Site: Shaker Heights High School

Host: Tom Baker

Chapter Director: Tom Humphrey


1977-78

Site: Newark High School

Host: Tom Humphrey

Chapter Director: Tom Humphrey


1978-79

Site: Middletown High School

Host: Jim Butch

Chapter Director: Della Ewalt


1979-80

Site: Worthington High School

Host: Bronwyn Hopton

Chapter Director: Della Ewalt


1980-81

Site: Newark High School

Host: Marie Glotzbach

Chapter Director: Della Ewalt


1981-82

Site: Rossford High School

Host: Harry Wilcox

Chapter Director: Della Ewalt


1982-83

Site: Findlay High School

All-Ohio Production: The Interview

Dir. Arno Sleco, Oberlin College

Host: Barb Gebhart

Chapter Director: Marie Glotzbach


1983-84

Site: Upper Arlington High School

All-Ohio Production: Rimers of Eldritch

Dir. John Farris, Denison University

Host: David Hammitt

Chapter Director: Marie Glotzbach


1984-85

Site: Rocky River High School

All-Ohio Production: The Good Doctor

Dir. Jon Ferris, Denison University

Host: Bob Santo

Chapter Director: Marie Glotzbach


1985-86

Site: Fairborn High School

All-Ohio Production: The Crucible 

Dir. Jane Armitage, freelancer

Host: Ted & Becky Harding  

Chapter Director: Marie Glotzbach


1986-87

Site: Ashland College

All-Ohio Production: Spoon River Anthology

Dir. Ric Godwin, Ashland College

Host: Ric Goodwin

Chapter Director: Marie Glotzbach


1987-88

Site: Princeton High School

All-Ohio Production: Runaways

Dir. Tom Manning, Miami University

Host: Jhon Marshall

Chapter Director: Nancy Sprowls


1988-89

Site: Ashland University

All-Ohio Production: Caucasian Chalk Circle 

Dir. Bob Winters, Ohio University

Host: Ric Goodwin

Chapter Director: Nancy Sprowls


1989-90

Site: Strongville High School

All-Ohio Production: Romeo & Juliet 

Dir. Bob Winters, Ohio University 

Host: Gloria McIntyre

Chapter Director: Nancy Sprowls


1990-91

Site: Hilliard High School

All-Ohio Production: The Dining Room 

Dir. Bo Rabby, Ohio Wesleyan University

Host: Diana Vance

Chapter Director: Madelon Horvath


1991-92

Site: Princeton High School

All-Ohio Production: Godspell 

Dir. Ric Goodwin, Ashland University

Host: Jhon Marshall

Chapter Director: Madelon Horvath


1992-93

Site: Toledo Whitmer High School

All-Ohio Production: Strider 

Dir. Jane Armitage, Oberlin College

Host: Brad Faust

Chapter Director: Madelon Horvath


1993-94

Site: Hilliard High School

All-Ohio Production: The Visit 

Dir. F. Scott Regan, Bowling Green State University  

Host: Diana Vance

Chapter Director: David Hinds


1994-95

Site: Westerville South High School

All-Ohio Production: A Chorus Line 

Dir. John Kuhn, University of Toledo

Host: J. Scott Holsclaw

Chapter Director: David Hinds


1995-96

Site: Anderson High School

All-Ohio Production: A Flea in Her Ear 

Dir. Ric Goodwin, Ashland University

Host: John Simpkins

Chapter Director: David Hinds


1996-97 

Site: Ashland University

All-Ohio Production: Quilt

Dir. Ric Goodwin, Ashland University

Host: Ric Goodwin

Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre


1997-98

Site: Northmont High School

All-Ohio Production: Tom Jones 

Dir. Jhon Marshall, freelancer

Host: Margie Strader 

Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre


1998-99

Site: Dublin Scioto High School

All-Ohio Production: Edison Lite 

Dir. Dan Hahn, Great Lakes Theatre Festival

Host: Pat Thacker

Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre


1999-2000

Site: Ashland University

All-Ohio Production: A Midsummer’s Night Dream

Dir. Ric Goodwin, Ashland University

Host: Ric Goodwin

Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre


2000-01

Site: Indian Hill High School

All-Ohio Production: Little Mary Sunshine

Dir. Jhon Marshall, freelancer

Host: Johnothon Sauer

Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre


2001-02 

Site: Hilliard Davidson High School

All-Ohio Production: Museum 

Dir. David Hinds

Host: Diana Vance

Chapter Director: David Leist


2002-03

Site: Strongville High School

All-Ohio Production: The Tempest 

Dir. Lisa Ortenzi, Great Lakes Theatre Festival

Host: Gloria McIntyre

Chapter Director: David Leist


2003-04

Site: William Mason High School

All-Ohio Production: A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine 

Dir. Ginny Chizer, freelancer  

Host: Johnothon Sauer 

Chapter Director: David Leist


2004-05

Site: Dublin Scioto High School

All-Ohio Production: Bus Stop 

Dir. Robert Wenck, Texas A & M University

Host: Pat Santanello

Chapter Director: David Leist


2005-06

Site: Ashland University

All-Ohio Production: Violet

Dir. Teresa Durbin, Ashland University

Host: Ric Goodwin

Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre


2006-07

Site: Northmont High School

All-Ohio Production: Where’s Charley?  

Dir. Jhon Marshall, free- lancer

Host: Marjorie Strader

Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre


2007-08

Site: Ashland University

All-Ohio Production: Dead Man Walking

Dir. Fabio Polanco, Ashland University

Host: Ric Goodwin 

Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre


2008-09

Site: Beavercreek High School

All-Ohio Production: All Shook Up

Dir. Dr. Dan Doerger, Indiana University East 

Host: Dawn Stamper

Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre


2009-10

Site: Ashland University

All-Ohio Production: Indian Blood

Dir. Doreen Dunn, freelancer

Host: Ric Goodwin

Chapter Director: Scott Wilson

 2010-11 

Site: Dublin Scioto High School Scott Wilson

All-Ohio Production: Good News!

Dir. Jhon Marshall, freelancer

Host: Pat Santanello

Chapter Director: Scott Wilson


2011-12

Site: Centerville High School

All-Ohio Production: The Laramie Project

Dir. Nancy Wolfgang, Youngstown State University

Host: Joe Beumer

Chapter Director: Scott Wilson


2012-13

Site: Sylvania Northview High School

All-Ohio Production: Rent, School Edition

Dir. Rosie Best, freelancer

Host: Don Wachowiak 

Chapter Director: Scott Wilson


2013-14

Site: Dublin Scioto High School

All-Ohio Production: Good ‘n’ Plenty

Dir. Geoffrey Nelson

Host: Pat Santanello

Chapter Director: Pat Santanello & Irene Imboden


2014-15

Site: Bexley High School

All-Ohio Production: Spring Awakening

Dir. Ross Shirley

Host: Becky Rhinehart

Chapter Director: Pat Santanello & Irene Imboden


2015-16

Site: Dublin Scioto High School

All-Ohio Production: She Kills Monsters

Dir. Mark Mann

Host: Pat Santanello

Chapter Director: Pat Santanello & Irene Imboden


2016-17

Site: Dublin Scioto High School

All-Ohio Production: Once on This Island 

Dir. Kevin P. Kern

Host: Pat Santanello

Chapter Director:  Pat Santanello & Irene Imboden