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WELCOME TO OREGON THESPIANS!

YOU BELONG HERE!

Oregon Thespians is the Oregon Chapter of the International Thespian Society,

an affiliate of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA).


The International Thespian Society (ITS) has been honoring excellence in the work of theatre students since 1929. Thespian troupes serve students in grades nine through twelve, and Junior Thespian troupes serve students in grades six through eight. There are at present active ITS troupes in more than 4,000 high schools and middle schools, mostly in the United States and Canada, but includes international schools, too.


Oregon Thespians has been a long-standing Chapter of ITS and maintains a prominent and active presence at national and international EdTA events. Each troupe is led by a Troupe Director who is a professional member of the Educational Theatre Association. The Troupe Director is typically—but not always—the theatre teacher in the school. Students earn an invitation to Thespian Society membership on the basis of their achievements in the school’s theatre program.


Membership in Oregon Thespians is automatic, once a school charters and maintains a Thespian Troupe (or Junior Thespian Troupe) with ITS. Complete information on how to charter and maintain a troupe can be found at the EdTA’s website: http://schooltheatre.org/

 
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Current Troupe List

We have a large Thespian family here in Oregon!

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Oregon Thespians Deadlines 2022-2023
Click the links below for more information.

  • Oregon Thespians Board Meetings (Sundays @ 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.)​

    • July 21-22, 2022: EdTA Leadership Summit -- Online

    • July 30-31, 2022: Board Work Weekend & Planning Session

    • August 28, 2022: Southridge HS

    • September 24, 2022: Southridge HS (during Thespis: a Leadership Summit)

    • December 4, 2022: Central HS

    • January 22, 2023: McMinnville HS

    • March 5 & March 12, 2023: McKay HS

    • May 7, 2023: Off site for old/new board (online for guests)

    • ~Please email sec'y James Fewer, Southridge HS Troupe Director, in advance if you plan to attend a board mtg so we can send you the virtual meeting link or directions.~

  • INSTAFEST

    • Sat. October 8, 2022

    • Host: ACMA

    • Registration opens in September. 

    • DEADLINE: Thurs. Sept. 29

  • COLLEGE AUDITIONS (For Seniors)

    • Sun. Oct. 16, 2022

    • Host: Lincoln HS

    • Fee: $25 per person

    • ​Registration opens in September.

    • DEADLINE: Thurs. Sept. 29

    • Please note: Juniors will have an opportunity to audition at State where College Auditions will be held annually moving forward.

  • JUDGE TRAINING

    • South: Sat. January 14, 2023

      • 10am-3pm

      • Host: RPA

    • North: Sun. January 15, 2023

      • 10am-3pm

      • Host: Tigard HS

    • Registration opens in December.

    • DEADLINE: Thurs. Jan. 12

  • REGIONALS

    • Sat. February 4, 2023

      • NE Host: Oregon City HS

      • NW Host: Wells HS

      • S Host: Summit HS/RPA

    • Registration opens in January.

    • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thurs. Jan. 19

    • CHANGE DEADLINE: Thurs. Jan. 26

    • Only DROPS allowed after final deadline. NO CHANGES. NO ADDs.

  • THESPIANS STATE FESTIVAL

    • Thurs.-Sat. April 13-15, 2023

    • Salem Convention Center, Elsinore Theatre, and Grand Theatre in Salem, OR + additional venues in downtown Salem

    • Registration opens in February.

    • BIG STATE DEADLINE: Thurs. March 2

      • NO ADDS after Mar. 2.​

    • FINAL CHANGES/DROPS DEADLINE: Thurs. March 9

      • NO CHANGES after Mar. 9.

    • Honor Troupe, Parade of Troupes, Theatre Etiquette Video deadline: Thurs. Mar. 30

  • JUNIOR THESPIANS DAY at STATE

    • Friday, April 14

    • Salem Convention Center and Grand Theatre in Salem, OR

    • Registration opens in February.

    • BIG STATE DEADLINE: Thurs. March 2

      • NO ADDS after Mar. 2.​

      • FINAL CHANGES/DROPS DEADLINE: Thurs. March 9

      • NO CHANGES after Mar. 9.

  • INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN FESTIVAL

    • June 19-23, 2023

    • Bloomington, IN (IU campus)

    • Virtual option available.

    • Registration: See ITF site for details.

    • DEADLINES: See ITF site for details re: main stage submissions, registration, Thespys, college auditions, payments, consent forms, and more.​

 
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