Ohio Thespians

Past conferences

2018-19

Site: Akron School for the Arts at Firestone CLC
All-Ohio Production: Carrie: The Musical
Dir. Luke Bovenizer
Host: Mark Zimmerman
Chapter Director:  Pat Santanello & Irene Imboden

2017-18

Site: Northomont High School
All-Ohio Production: Letters to Sala
Dir. Gail Griffith
Host: Ranger Puterbaugh
Chapter Director:  Pat Santanello & Irene Imboden

2016-17

Site: Dublin Scioto High School
All-Ohio Production: Once on This Island 
Dir. Kevin P. Kern
Host: Pat Santanello
Chapter Director:  Pat Santanello & Irene Imboden

2015-16

Site: Dublin Scioto High School
All-Ohio Production: She Kills Monsters
Dir. Mark Mann
Host: Pat Santanello
Chapter Director: Pat Santanello & Irene Imboden

2014-15

Site: Bexley High School
All-Ohio Production: Spring Awakening
Dir. Ross Shirley
Host: Becky Rhinehart
Chapter Director: Pat Santanello & Irene Imboden

2013-14

Site: Dublin Scioto High School
All-Ohio Production: Good ‘n’ Plenty
Dir. Geoffrey Nelson
Host: Pat Santanello
Chapter Director: Pat Santanello & Irene Imboden

2012-13

Site: Sylvania Northview High School
All-Ohio Production: Rent, School Edition
Dir. Rosie Best, freelancer
Host: Don Wachowiak
Chapter Director: Scott Wilson

2011-12

Site: Centerville High School
All-Ohio Production: The Laramie Project
Dir. Nancy Wolfgang, Youngstown State University
Host: Joe Beumer
Chapter Director: Scott Wilson

2009-10

Site: Ashland University
All-Ohio Production: Indian Blood
Dir. Doreen Dunn, freelancer
Host: Ric Goodwin
Chapter Director: Scott Wilson

2008-09

Site: Beavercreek High School
All-Ohio Production: All Shook Up
Dir. Dr. Dan Doerger, Indiana University East
Host: Dawn Stamper
Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre

2007-08

Site: Ashland University
All-Ohio Production: Dead Man Walking
Dir. Fabio Polanco, Ashland University
Host: Ric Goodwin
Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre

2006-07

Site: Northmont High School
All-Ohio Production: Where’s Charley?  
Dir. Jhon Marshall, free- lancer
Host: Marjorie Strader
Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre

2005-06

Site: Ashland University
All-Ohio Production: Violet
Dir. Teresa Durbin, Ashland University
Host: Ric Goodwin
Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre

2004-05

Site: Dublin Scioto High School
All-Ohio Production: Bus Stop 
Dir. Robert Wenck, Texas A & M University
Host: Pat Santanello
Chapter Director: David Leist

2003-04

Site: William Mason High School
All-Ohio Production: A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine 
Dir. Ginny Chizer, freelancer
Host: Johnothon Sauer
Chapter Director: David Leist

2002-03

Site: Strongville High School
All-Ohio Production: The Tempest 
Dir. Lisa Ortenzi, Great Lakes Theatre Festival
Host: Gloria McIntyre
Chapter Director: David Leist

2001-02

Site: Hilliard Davidson High School
All-Ohio Production: Museum 
Dir. David Hinds
Host: Diana Vance
Chapter Director: David Leist

2000-01

Site: Indian Hill High School
All-Ohio Production: Little Mary Sunshine
Dir. Jhon Marshall, freelancer
Host: Johnothon Sauer
Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre

1999-2000

Site: Ashland University
All-Ohio Production: A Midsummer’s Night Dream
Dir. Ric Goodwin, Ashland University
Host: Ric Goodwin
Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre

1998-99

Site: Dublin Scioto High School
All-Ohio Production: Edison Lite 
Dir. Dan Hahn, Great Lakes Theatre Festival
Host: Pat Thacker
Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre

1997-98

Site: Northmont High School
All-Ohio Production: Tom Jones 
Dir. Jhon Marshall, freelancer
Host: Margie Strader
Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre

1996-97

Site: Ashland University
All-Ohio Production: Quilt
Dir. Ric Goodwin, Ashland University
Host: Ric Goodwin
Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre

1995-96

Site: Anderson High School
All-Ohio Production: A Flea in Her Ear 
Dir. Ric Goodwin, Ashland University
Host: John Simpkins
Chapter Director: David Hinds

1994-95

Site: Westerville South High School
All-Ohio Production: A Chorus Line 
Dir. John Kuhn, University of Toledo
Host: J. Scott Holsclaw
Chapter Director: David Hinds

1993-94

Site: Hilliard High School
All-Ohio Production: The Visit 
Dir. F. Scott Regan, Bowling Green State University
Host: Diana Vance
Chapter Director: David Hinds

1992-93

Site: Toledo Whitmer High School
All-Ohio Production: Strider 
Dir. Jane Armitage, Oberlin College
Host: Brad Faust
Chapter Director: Madelon Horvath

1991-92

Site: Princeton High School
All-Ohio Production: Godspell 
Dir. Ric Goodwin, Ashland University
Host: Jhon Marshall
Chapter Director: Madelon Horvath

1990-91

Site: Hilliard High School
All-Ohio Production: The Dining Room 
Dir. Bo Rabby, Ohio Wesleyan University
Host: Diana Vance
Chapter Director: Madelon Horvath

1989-90

Site: Strongville High School
All-Ohio Production: Romeo & Juliet 
Dir. Bob Winters, Ohio University
Host: Gloria McIntyre
Chapter Director: Nancy Sprowls

1988-89

Site: Ashland University
All-Ohio Production: Caucasian Chalk Circle 
Dir. Bob Winters, Ohio University
Host: Ric Goodwin
Chapter Director: Nancy Sprowls

1987-88

Site: Princeton High School
All-Ohio Production: Runaways
Dir. Tom Manning, Miami University
Host: Jhon Marshall
Chapter Director: Nancy Sprowls

1986-87

Site: Ashland College
All-Ohio Production: Spoon River Anthology
Dir. Ric Godwin, Ashland College
Host: Ric Goodwin
Chapter Director: Marie Glotzbach

1985-86

Site: Fairborn High School
All-Ohio Production: The Crucible 
Dir. Jane Armitage, freelancer
Host: Ted & Becky Harding
Chapter Director: Marie Glotzbach

1984-85

Site: Rocky River High School
All-Ohio Production: The Good Doctor
Dir. Jon Ferris, Denison University
Host: Bob Santo
Chapter Director: Marie Glotzbach

1983-84

Site: Upper Arlington High School
All-Ohio Production: Rimers of Eldritch
Dir. John Farris, Denison University
Host: David Hammitt
Chapter Director: Marie Glotzbach

1982-83

Site: Findlay High School
All-Ohio Production: The Interview
Dir. Arno Sleco, Oberlin College
Host: Barb Gebhart
Chapter Director: Marie Glotzbach

1981-82

Site: Rossford High School
Host: Harry Wilcox
Chapter Director: Della Ewalt

1980-81

Site: Newark High School
Host: Marie Glotzbach
Chapter Director: Della Ewalt

1979-80

Site: Worthington High School
Host: Bronwyn Hopton
Chapter Director: Della Ewalt

1978-79

Site: Middletown High School
Host: Jim Butch
Chapter Director: Della Ewalt

1977-78

Site: Newark High School
Host: Tom Humphrey
Chapter Director: Tom Humphrey

1976-77

Site: Shaker Heights High School
Host: Tom Baker
Chapter Director: Tom Humphrey

1975-76

Site: Newark High School
Host: Tom Humphrey
Chapter Director: Tom Humphrey

Ohio Thespian State Conference

The Ohio Thespian State Conference is the highlight of each academic year. More than 1,500 Thespians from across Ohio gather in one location for an unforgettable weekend celebrating theatre and theatre education. Attendees have the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops ranging from playwriting, puppetry, and dance to college auditions, LGBTQ issues and professional development for educators.

Ohio Junior Thespian State Conference

The Ohio Junior Thespian State Conference is specially designed for younger thespians. Attendees have the opportunity to participate in workshops, leadership discussions, and enjoy productions staged by schools from across Ohio.

2017-18

Site: Bexley High school
Host: Rebecca Rhinehart
Chapter Director: Pat Santanello & Irene Imboden

2016-17

Site: Miller South School of Visual and Performing Arts
Host: Alex Funk
Chapter Director: Pat Santanello & Irene Imboden

2015-16

Site: Bexley Middle School
Host: Rebecca Rhinehart
Chapter Director: Pat Santanello & Irene Imboden

2014-15

Site: Miller South School of Visual and Performing Arts
Host: Wendy Duke
Chapter Director: Pat Santanello & Irene Imboden

2013-14

Site: Olentangy Liberty Middle School
Host: Joe Cherubino
Chapter Director: Pat Santanello & Irene Imboden

2012-13

Site: Bexley Middle School
Host: Rebecca Rhinehart
Chapter Director: Scott Wilson

2011-12

Site: Miller South School of Visual and Performing Arts
Host: Wendy Duke
Chapter Director: Scott Wilson

2010-11

Site: Bexley Middle School
Host: Rebecca Rhinehart
Chapter Director: Scott Wilson

2009-10

Site: Olentangy Liberty Middle School
Host: Joe Cherubino
Chapter Director: Scott Wilson

2008-09

Site: Bexley Middle School
Host: Rebecca Rhinehart
Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre

2007-08

Site: Greene Middle School
Host: Ethan Hamilton
Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre

2006-07

Site: Olentangy Liberty Middle School
Host: Joe Cherubino
Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre

2005-06

Site: Bexley Middle School
Host: J. Scott Holsclaw
Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre

2004-05

Site: Beavercreek High School All-Ohio Production: Bus Stop  Dir. Robert Wenck, Texas A & M University
Host: Sandy Focht
Chapter Director: David Leist

2003-04

Site: Greene Middle School
Host: Ethan Hamilton
Chapter Director: David Leist

2002-03

Site: Westerville Heritage Middle School
Host: J. Scott Holsclaw
Chapter Director: David Leist

2001-02

Site: Beavercreek High School
Host: Sandy Focht
Chapter Director: David Leist

2000-01

Site: Miller South School of Visual and Performing Arts
Host: Wendy Duke
Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre

1999-2000

Site: Hilliard Davidson High School
Host: Diana Vance
Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre

1998-99

Site: Anderson High School
Host: Sandy Belcuore
Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre

1997-98

Site: Miller South School of Visual and Performing Arts
Host: Wendy Duke
Chapter Director: Gloria McIntyre

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