Oregon Thespian Board
ADULT BOARD MEMBERS work with the student leadership (STO/JSTO). Oregon Thespians is governed by a Board of 6 adult Board Members, serving two-year terms (three Board Member positions are up for election each year). The Chapter Director serves a four-year term, and is elected in a process facilitated by EdTA. The Chapter Director may serve two consecutive terms.
Board Members attend up to five meetings each year (mileage is paid for those traveling farther than 30 miles one-way to attend), as well as each Thespian Event.
In February, nominations will open for this year’s three open Board positions.
Apply to Run for the Board
Do YOU want to serve Oregon Thespians and give back to the organization that serves you and your students? Consider running for the State Board. Together, we are the team of volunteers who make Oregon Thespians happen.
For Troupe Directors interested in running for the State Board of Directors, please submit your self-nomination, or nominate others, using this NOMINATION FORM LINK. Then, one of the nomination committee Troupe Directors will contact you with more details.
Committee Heads & Committee Members
Main Stage at State
The Main Stage Committee is made up of Troupe Directors whose productions were previously selected, as well as additional adjudicators who review and select the main stage productions for our State Festival.
Parade of Troupes
At State, each troupe submits ONE STATIC SLIDE to show their Troupe's events, activities, and productions of the year. This slide show is presented during the general assembly at State Festival.
STEVE and Guest Artists
State Thespian Educational Vendor Expo (STEVE) is for educational and other organizations to share resources, sell theatre related items, or provide information to attendees. Guest Artists are solicited each year, including national, regional and local professionals who provide exciting, interactive workshops in performance, design, and technical theatre.
State One Acts
The One-Act Play Marathon includes Chapter Select plays for troupes vying to be selected to represent Oregon at the International Thespian Festival in June, Freestyle plays from troupes presenting everything from staged readings to plays to other talent. Playwriting winners also stage their plays as a part of the One-Act Marathon.
Each troupe forms their team of technicians who participate in a variety of stations challenging their technical skills. Example stations include quick change costume, hang and focus a lighting instrument, legging up a platform, sewing a button, knot tying, and more. This event is hosted on Willamette University's campus.
Alumni Committee Head
Alumni wanting to get involved in supporting Oregon Thespian events should contact our current Alumni coordinator. Volunteer jobs include assisting at State with the information table, signing up seniors to the alumni program, chaperoning evening events, being venue hosts, assisting with Junior Thespian State Day, and more.