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Ohio Thespians is a chapter of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) — a national nonprofit organization with over 100,000 student and professional members.
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 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.
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.
Please take 5 minutes to complete our survey about your school and district’s current back-to-school plan for the 2020-21 school year.
Join us for the first in our 2020 Back-to-School Professional Development Series: Getting your Theatre Program Online! You only have to register once to get access to all five sessions in the series. Each workshop will take place via Zoom and be recorded for future viewing.
Dear Ohio Thespians,Thank you for your patience as we worked to resolve the unprecedented cancelation of the 2020 Ohio Thespian State Conference. We will begin issuing full refunds in two weeks. All refunds will be sent to the same address from which they were...