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Join Oregon Thespians

You Belong Here!

As a theatre educator, when you charter an official Thespian Troupe at your school, you become a member of the Educational Theatre Association, home of the International Thespian Society, and the Oregon Chapter of EdTA/ITS. You can find more information about joining by clicking here. If you are not affiliated with a school, you can become a member at large. Click here to find out more about why you should charter a troupe.

As a student, you can join Oregon Thespians when you earn 100 hours, or 10 points, of educational theatre service and being inducted into the International Thespian Society through your school’s troupe. Click here to find out more information about starting a high school troupe at your school if you don’t have one yet.


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High School
Thespian Events

Thespis: a Leadership Summit

The specific agenda of Thespis: a Leadership Summit is to allow TTOs to learn their role as a Thespian Troupe Officer and their own personal leadership style, understand how to work with other leaders in their troupe, practice problem-solving through a variety of challenges, and make plans for the coming year, including troupe goal-setting. In general, it is meant to be more “nuts and bolts” for Troupe Officers at the school level. It should result in officers understanding their role as a leader, specific goals to be determine by each troupe, plans for the coming year, sharing the troupe goals and connecting them with the state goals. Also, State Thespian Officers share their goals.


The Instant Theatre Festival is a unique friendly “competition” that provides the opportunity for students to meet and work with others from across the state in either performance or design.


The Regional Acting Competition, our second largest event, is in three regions around the state. In the context of Oregon Thespians’ annual roster of events, this is the first step in a student’s effort to be selected to participate in the Showcase during the State Festival, and the event for performers to qualify to participate in the International Thespian Excellence Awards (Thespys™) Showcase auditions at the International Thespian Festival in June.

College Auditions

Part of State, this event is for HS Juniors who wish to audition for performing arts colleges and universities.

State Festival

The State Festival is the signature event for Oregon Thespians. It is attended by over 1500 theatre students and teachers from around the state and features educational theatre workshops, design/tech qualifier for Showcase and Thespys™, several main stage productions, dozens of one act plays, guest artists, Jr. Thespians State Day, and presentations of awards and scholarships.

Discounts to Thespians

Your Thespian Card is a valuable indication of your achievement as an active and dedicated high school theatre student.  It can also save you money!  In addition to lower fees for Thespian Events (like your Regionals and State registrations), your card can be your ticket to a range of opportunities your Board and STO have arranged with theatre companies and other organizations throughout Oregon and beyond.
In addition, many Thespian schools offer discounts to their shows so you can see and celebrate your fellow Oregon Thespians in action!

School Discounts

for card-carrying Junior Thespians and Thespians

(Updated August 27, 2018)

  • A3 Academy of Arts and Academics

  • Aloha HS

  • Arts & Communication Magnet Academy

  • Ashland High School

  • Beaverton High School

  • Canby High School

  • Cascade High School

  • Centennial High School

  • Central High School

  • Clackamas High School

  • Crook County High School

  • Dallas High School

  • David Douglas High School

  • Glencoe High School

  • Grant High School

  • Grants Pass High School

  • Gresham High School

  • Hillsboro High School

  • Jesuit High School – Thespians are FREE at the door.

  • Lake Oswego High School

  • Lakeridge High School

  • Lebanon High School

  • Liberty High School

  • Lincoln High School

  • McDaniel High School

  • McKay High School

  • McMinnville High School

  • McNary High School

  • Milwaukie High School/Milwaukie Academy of the Arts

  • Molalla High School

  • Myrtle Point High School

  • Newberg High School

  • North Medford High School

  • North Salem High School

  • Northwest Academy

  • Parkrose High School

  • Phoenix High School

  • Portland Christian High School

  • Redmond High School

  • Redmond Proficiency Academy

  • Rex Putnam High School

  • Reynolds High School

  • Roosevelt High School -- Thespians are FREE at the door.

  • Sam Barlow High School

  • Sandy High School

  • Scappoose High School

  • South Albany High School

  • South Eugene High School

  • South Medford High School

  • South Salem High School

  • Southridge High School

  • St. Helens High School

  • Summit High School

  • Sunset High School

  • Thurston High School

  • Tigard High School

  • Village Home Education Resource Center

  • Wells High School

  • West Linn High School

  • West Salem High School

  • Westside Christian High School

  • Westview High School

  • Wilsonville High School

  • Woodburn High School

If your Thespian School is not on this list, or you need to update or add discount information, please email

Theatre Companies or Other Organizations Discounts

for card-carrying Junior Thespians and Thespians

If your theatre company or organization offers discounts to middle/junior high and high school theatre students, in particular Junior Thespians and Thespians, please email to be included in our listing.

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