OHIO STATE THESPIAN FESTIVAL
April 14 &15, 2023 Riverside High School
– 2023 All-Ohio Production, Moon Over Buffalo
– Workshops, Masterclasses, and Leadership Training
– Mainstage Performances
– Double Superior Showcase
– Tech Challenge
– Marathon One-Act productions
– DUCKS & Thespian Thrift Shop
Calling Professionals and Pre-Professionals! Lead a Workshop!
Theatre professionalsm, educators, and college students studying theatre are invited to lead a workshop at the Ohio State Thespian Festival. A stipend is offered.
2023 Tech Challenge $10 per team 1 team per troupe
Student Technicians will be challenged on a range of skills. Lights, Sound, Drop Folding, Construction, Costume/Prop Design have all been used in the past.
Events are timed and will be accommodated to fit each troupes schedule. Form a team and have your troupe director sign up on the registration form!
Double Superior Showcase
Students who earned a double superior in the Fall, will perform as part of closing ceremonies. Double Superior qualifies students to compete at ITF 2023!c
Ohio State JUNIORS Conference
Students in grades 6,7 & 8 are invited to bring their Junior Troupes and have a sampling of what being Thespian is all about!
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.
Presenting the All-Ohio Show: Fun Home Cast and Crew
Thank you to everyone who auditioned or interviewed to be part of this year’s All-Ohio production.
Announcing the Thespy Double Superiors
Congratulations to the over 100 talented artists who presented and performed in person and virtually.
Fall for Thespians Deadline Extended
You have even more time to register for Fall for Thespians — our deadline has been extended until November 1! Choose to participate in person or virtually with this individual registration style conference. Do one event or all three!