Ohio Thespian State Conference
Each March, approximately 1,700 high school students and teachers come together for a weekend celebrating theatre and theatre education. Throughout the weekend, troupes stage performances selected from schools across Ohio, creating an incredible experience for audiences and troupes alike.
Saturday (Commons, Band Room, Auditorium, Aux Gym, Room 1101, & Room 1107)
Saturday (Rooms 1111, 1115, 1120, 1127, 2104, 2115, & 2127)
Participating Colleges, Universities, and Vendors
Austin Peay State University
Austin Peay State University offers a BA in Theatre and Dance with concentrations in Theatre or Dance, and a BFA with concentrations in Acting, Dance, Design, or Musical Theatre. APSU prepares the student to become a working professional in the entertainment industry by being well-versed in many disciplines and skills. Our season consists of six performances with no restrictions on freshmen auditioning. Encouraging professional work while you are in school, APSU strives to provide an equitable, diverse, and immediately applicable education. Answer your creative impluse. Scholarships are available. Check out theatredance.apsu.edu for more info.
Costume Holiday House
Costume Holiday House is your local costume rental company. We also have a full retail store stocked full of wigs, accessories, stage makeup, props, costumes and more. Come to us first with anything you need and we can help you! Visit www.costumeholidayhouse.com for more information.
2303 College Ave
Huntington, IN 46750
Degrees: BA: Theatre Performance, Theatre Technology, Theatre, Theatre (NYC Semester); Minor: Theatre, Performance Technology
Profile: Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian university of the liberal arts offering programs in more than 70 academic concentrations, including theatre, music, and film. HU is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. HU is consistently ranked among the best universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes.com, and The Princeton Review.
Contact: Ryan Long
Lake Erie College
Lake Erie College, founded in 1856, provides an excellent, inclusive, and highly personalized education grounded in the liberal arts tradition.
Marietta College’s Department of Theatre offers programs designed to meet the varied needs of students, whether you seek to pursue a career in the entertainment industry or are interested in studying theatre as part of a broader liberal arts education.
As part of our close-knit community, students explore topics from acting to dance to directing and from stage combat to projection design, depending on their major and interests. Beginning their freshman year, they apply their growing skills to productions to create dynamic theatre experiences.
The Department of Theatre offers four programs: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre, Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, and Theatre Minor.
The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
MUSICAL THEATER PERFORMANCE
Two-year Musical Theater Performance Program teaches the skills to tell the story – as an actor first. Rigorous courses in acting, voice, dance, and theater business ready students to work in the industry, on stage and on camera. Earn an Associate Degree in Occupational Studies, Musical Theater Performance.
NEW YORK CONSERVATORY (blurb)
We know that deciding how and where to pursue your professional acting career is one of life’s biggest decisions. The New York Conservatory offers small class size and a collaborative learning experience to transform you from a student into an actor who works. We believe the sooner you can start your career, the better.
In the conservatory environment, you will work all day, every day strictly on your craft. Our highly disciplined training programs give you the tools for a successful career as an actor in film, television, and musical theater.
Students graduate with the tools in hand to get work—including a resume and network of industry contacts. Film & TV graduates will have a professional reel, and Musical Theater graduates will have personalized repertoire book.
The Norwalk Conservatory of the Arts
Ohio University School of Theater
Ohio University’s School of Theater is committed to the development of the highest quality theater artists and scholars. Through acts of storytelling and performance, we support student-forward original work which uses art to frame our contemporary experience and envision a more collaborative, diverse, and equitable theater community of the future. We provide space for artists to take risks. Together, we build bridges between educational and professional communities.
We are dedicated to developing sensitive and caring theatre artists committed to developing the highest standards of professionalism.
We have created a portable and permanent number line/grid for the stage. This system is the Broadway standard and enhances the experience of every aspect of a performance. It creates a clean and organized system for placing actors, dancers and performers in the same place every show. Come learn more!