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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.

 

Jo Strom Lane

Chapter Director

Roosevelt High School

Kelley Marchant

Judge Training
College Auditions

Rex Putnam HS

Emily Wilcox

Secretary/Website
Student Leadership
Junior Thespians

Patton Middle School

Tiffany Carstensen

Membership
OTEA

McKay HS

Kate Torcom

Advocacy

Redmond Proficiency Academy

James Fewer

Technical Events

Southridge HS

Jeff Witt

Treasurer

Central HS

Committee Heads & Committee Members

Laura Steenson

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.

Tom Cavanaugh

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.

Scott Walker

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.

Lara Okamoto

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.

Willamette University

Tech Challenge

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.

Janet Van Wess

Play Writing

Plays written by students are adjudicated for the state festival.

Alyssa Jewell

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.

Anita Hoffman

Scholarships

The Scholarship committee reviews applications for all students requesting scholarship funds.