Oregon Junior Thespians
As a theatre educator, when you charter an official Junior 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.
As a student, you can join Oregon Junior 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 junior troupe. Click here to find out more information about starting a junior troupe at your school if you don’t have one yet.
Junior Thespian troupes can be started in any school that includes combinations of grades 6, 7, and 8, and has a theatre program of any kind! Students earn points just like the HS Thespians, and can also participate in a variety of events each year.
Junior Thespian Events
The Instant Theatre Festival is a unique “competition” that provides the opportunity for students to meet and work with others from across the state in either performance or design.
Junior Play Day
Junior Play day happens in January, and is a fun event just for Middle School theatre students. Students are put into teams and recreate well known stories based on a theme.
Junior Day at State
Workshops, performances, and fun! Junior Thespians participate in this one day state festival in a variety of workshops presented by local, regional, and national theatre artists!