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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.

Thespian News

State Conference Refunds

State Conference Refunds

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...

COVID-19 and the 2020 Ohio Thespian Conference

COVID-19 and the 2020 Ohio Thespian Conference

In compliance with guidance issued by state and local authorities to contain the community spread of COVID-19, the Ohio Thespian State Conference has been canceled. The health and safety of our Thespian community is our top concern.

Coronavirus: Ohio Thespian State Conference Update

Coronavirus: Ohio Thespian State Conference Update

Dear Ohio Thespian Directors, Your safety is always our top priority. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation in the state of Ohio and its impact on schools, travel, and gatherings. At present, all plans for the Ohio Thespian State Conference, scheduled...