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Fall for Thespians

Get ready for a one-day event combining three of our most popular events — it’s the biggest auditions of the year for Thespians!

Are You Ready for a bigger part?

Learn how you can play a leadership role as a Student Thespian Officer (STO).

Bring Your Show To Conference

Want your production to be part of state conference? Request a screening today!

Be Part of All-Ohio

This year’s musical Fun Home is adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir.

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

Fall for Thespians

Fall for Thespians

Welcome back educators from across the state of Ohio. We have a year filled with opportunity for your students! The first opportunity will combine some of our most popular events on November 6. With virtual and in person options, this event will NOT be canceled and all can attend. Troupe directors may register as a troupe or students can register individually.

2021 Gold Honor Troupe

2021 Gold Honor Troupe

Ohio was once again named a Gold Honor Chapter by the Educational Theatre Association!