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.
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/
Oregon Thespians Deadlines 2020-2021 Click the links below for more information.
Oregon Thespians Board Meetings (@ 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.)
July 20-25, 2020: EdTA Leadership Summit & Board Work Weekend
August 16, 2020: McKay HS
September 20, 2020: Aloha HS
December 13, 2020: McMinnville HS (poss. Patton MS)
January 31, 2021: Central HS
March 14, 2021: Southridge HS
May 2, 2021: Off site
August 28-30, 2020 – Online (details TBD)
Registration open in August.
DEADLINE: Thurs. August 20
October 1-4, 2020
St. Petersburg Beach, FL
Registration info on the EdTA site
South: January 9, 2021
Host: Central HS
North: January 10, 2021
Host: Sam Barlow HS
Registration opens in September.
DEADLINE: Jan. 7
January 16, 2021
Host: Conestoga MS
Registration opens in January.
DEADLINE: Thurs. Jan. 14
April 8-10, 2021 – Salem
Registration opens in February, approximately one week after Regionals.
DEADLINE: March 8