Leaders aren’t born with the skills necessary for success. It takes time, commitment, and exposure to innovative ideas and strategies. That’s what LEAD is all about. This annual event for teachers and students focuses on developing the critical skills necessary for leadership both in theatre and in life.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Bexley Middle School
|9:15-9:30 a.m.||Keynote Speaker Scott Wilson||Scott Wilson is the Fine Arts Consultant for the Ohio Department of Education. A Thespian since 1988, Scott has served the Ohio Chapter board for 18 years and is currently an advisor for the International Thespian Officers.|
|9:35-10:20 a.m.||Workshop 1/Junior Conference Planning Session|
|10:25-11:10 a.m.||Workshop 2/Junior Conference Planning Session|
|11:15 a.m. to noon||Workshop 3/Junior STO Interviews|
|12:45-1:25 p.m.||Workshop 4|
|1:30-2:15 p.m.||Workshop 5|
|2:20-2:40 p.m.||Area Meetings/Junior Thespian|
Aliyah Evans and Molly Sanders: Northeast and Southwest Area STOs Have you been noticing that your troupe is falling apart and plans are constantly being cancelled? If so, we have the workshop for you! Come and learn the complete guide to a happy and organized troupe.
Advocacy: We Will Tell The Story
Katie Furchen: Advocacy Associate at the Educational Theatre Association In this workshop, we will dive into the possibilities of arts advocacy to bring forth change on a school, state, and national level. Let’s discover how your arts story can begin someone else’s!
Dealing with Rejection
Rosie Best: Artistic Director of Issue Box Theatre Rejection is a part of life we aren’t equipped to deal with, whether it be our own or someone elses. Sometimes a student will be attending this workshop because they “listen to others” who don’t deal well with not getting the part. Bravo to attendees for coming to this workshop with REJECTION in the title…that suggests you are interested in growing and changing, or that you are interested in helping your friends grow and change…
Growing Awareness and Support for Your Program
This workshop is for Troupe Directors and Adults, and covers workshops 3 through 5. David LaFleche: Director of Membership for the EdTA When you have an ITS troupe, you have an honor society that shines a spotlight on your entire program, your school, and your community. Maximize that impact with ideas from this workshop that you’ll be able to implement immediately. We’ll change the way you think about and create your show programs!
Treat Yourself and Your Troupe
Liam Michael Carr and John Harrington: Central and North Area STOs In this workshop you will learn how to take care of your body, voice, and emotions during a stressful show as well as how to keep your troupe healthy. #treatyoself
Olivia Strang: Northwest Area STO Discover more about yourself as a leader and how to apply your individuality and personality to being a leader. We’ll be doing some team building work, and jamming to Cyndi Lauper, while learning more about how you can let your “True Colors” shine through in leadership
Updates from Your Statewide Arts Organizations
This workshop is for Troupe Directors and Adults, and covers workshops 1 and 2. Scott Wilson: Fine Arts Consultant, Ohio Department of Education Donna Collins: Executive Director, Ohio Arts Council Tim Katz: Executive Director, Ohio Alliance for Arts Education Learn about initiatives from ODE, grants and funding opportunities from the OAC and what can be done to advocate for the arts from OAAE.