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We offer a variety of events throughout the year for Ohio Thespians, Junior Thespians, and teachers.

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Fall for Thespians

Join us Saturday, November 6 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Westerville Central High School

What is Fall for Thespians you ask? It is a one-day event combining three of our most popular events — it’s the biggest auditions of the year for our Thespians!

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About Fall for Thespians

What is Fall for Thespians you ask? It is a one-day event including the biggest auditions of the year for our Thespians. Students will be able to audition for:

Ohio Unifieds: College auditions for those seniors wanting to continue studying performance or technical theatre in college.

All-Ohio Auditions: Students from all over Ohio will come together to put on this year’s musical Fun Home—a musical adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name. Read the audition packet carefully and be sure to know the topics and themes covered in the musical.

Thespys: Students will compete in an individual or group event. If you earn a Double Superior, you will qualify for The  International Thespians Conference Summer of 2022 and Showcase your piece at the Ohio Thespian State Conference in March 2022. Freshman-Seniors may participate. Learn more.

Fall for Thespians is an in-person event with an optional virtual component. When you review the registration form, you can select in-person or virtual for your students. Registration for the event will go live on September 12 and close at midnight on November 1. 

We Need Judges!

If you are interested in being a Judge for Thespys, please complete that part of registration. If you know of someone who is not a Troupe director but would be a great judge, please have them email me at: karber@ohedta.org.

For Ohio Unified – SENIORS only, it will go live at NOON on September 12 and end on November 1.

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Ohio Unified Theatre Interviews & Auditions

Accepting registrations Sept 13- Nov 1

Students wishing to study theatre as a major or minor at a college or university in the fall of 2022 are invited to register for this once-a-year opportunity.

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Why Participate? Acceptance into top theatre programs can be extremely competitive with many students auditioning and interviewing for a limited number of spots. Ohio Thespians’ annual Ohio Unified Interview and Audition Day allows students the chance to be seen by numerous programs using a single simple application. For a complete list of schools participating in previous years, please visit us online. 

Any future or current high school graduate with aspirations to major or minor in theatre arts in fall 2022 can participate. Transfer applicants and students located outside of Ohio are welcome. Membership in Ohio Thespians or the Educational Theatre Association is not necessary. 

Audition & Interview requirements: All: General application, theatre resume, academic resume (optional), and current photo. Design/Technology/Management/Directing/Writing application: Interest statement and a portfolio of your work. Acting Focus Performance application: Two contrasting monologues (three minutes max), and optional wild card. Musical Theatre application: Two contrasting 32-measure cuttings of musical theatre, one 60-second monologue, and optional wild card.

Cost: $50.00. Financial aid is available. 

When: This year’s Ohio Unified Theatre Interviews and Audition Day is part of our Fall for Thespians event on Saturday, November 6.

Where: Westerville Central High School, 7118 Mt. Royal Ave., Westerville, OH 43082. Optional virtual audition/interview due by Friday, November 5 at 11:59 pm.

Contact Katie Arber at karber@ohedta.org for more information. The list of colleges participating this year will be finalized in October.

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All-Ohio Audition & Application Deadline

Auditions, interviews, and callbacks are November 6

Students from all over Ohio will come together to put on this year’s musical Fun Home—a musical adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name.

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Auditions, interviews, and callbacks will be held in person at the Fall for Thespians event at Westerville Central High School on November 6. Auditions and interviews will happen in the morning. Callbacks will be in the afternoon. If it is not possible for you to attend auditions and interviews in person but you still want to be considered for the 2022 All-Ohio Show, you must submit your materials by October 30. You will then receive callback information that will be due on November 6. Virtual interviews will happen on November 6 and 7.

Read the audition packet carefully and be sure to know the topics and themes covered in the musical.

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Ohio Thespian State Conference

Join us March 25-26 | Westerville Central High School

More details coming soon.

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