2021 Thespys Showcase

Congratulations to our 2021 Ohio Thespys double superiors!

The Bidding Starts now

Our annual silent auction is now open! Check out our collection of theatre memorabilia from Broadway and beyond! All silent auction proceeds go to support Ohio Thespian scholarships!

About Us

Ohio Thespians

Ohio Thespians is a chapter of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) — a national nonprofit organization with over 100,000 student and professional members.

Our Story

We were founded in 1975, and enjoy over 5,000 active members in 365 high schools and junior high schools across the state.

What We Offer

We empower thespians through educational enrichment opportunities, access to scholarships and college auditions, awards, competitions, and a passionate network of peers. We support teachers by providing professional development, networking opportunities, resources, and recognition.

Our Mission

Our mission is to shape lives through theatre education, honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience.

International Thespian Society

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 thespian troupe.

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Get Involved

Thespian Areas

Ohio Thespians divides the state into five separate areas, making it easy for you to get involved close to home. Click on your county to learn more about opportunities in your area.

Thespian News

How to Login For Virtual Conference

How to Login For Virtual Conference

The 2021 Ohio Thespian Virtual Conference is almost here! Conference officially opens tomorrow morning. To be ready to login, just follow these three simple steps:

Ohio Thespians Curtain Call: March 2021

Ohio Thespians Curtain Call: March 2021

Registration is now open for the 2021 Ohio Thespian State Conference! A reminder that this year’s conference will be split over two weekends—workshops and performances on Saturday, March 27, and the All-Ohio Show and Thespys™ showcase on Saturday, April 24.