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Ohio Thespians

A Stage for Your Talent

Welcome to Ohio Thespians

Ohio Thespians is a chapter of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) — a national nonprofit organization with over 100,000 student and professional members. We offer a range of programs for theatre enthusiasts of all ages.

Whether you're a high school actor, director, designer, or just someone who loves the theatre, Thespians is the place for you. Join our community today and explore a world of possibilities.


Upcoming Events

Enjoying the conference.
Performing at Unifieds
All Ohio Performance.

Sat, Nov 4, 2023  |  Hillard Darby High School


The #OhFallThesFest23 is a one-day event that rolls five fantastic events into one. It includes the Ohio Unified Auditions and interviews, the All-Ohio Show auditions and interviews, the Thespy Competition, the Technical Theatre & Design Symposium, and the Theatre College & University Fair. 

Registration Expense: Ala Carte

Students self-register for this event.

Ohio Unified University
Auditions and Interviews

Sat, Nov 4, 2023  |  Hillard Darby High School

The Unified Auditions and Interviews is an excellent opportunity for senior theatre students to be seen by many theatre schools all at the some time. For one reasonable registration fee, a student can be seen by many schools all at the same time. 20 to 30 schools from Ohio and beyond participate every year. Student performers and technicians are encouraged to register.

Registration Expense: $50.00 per student

All-Ohio Show
Auditions & Interviews

Sat, Nov 4, 2023  |  Hillard Darby High School

The All-Ohio Show serves to bring together the best high school theatre artists throughout the state for a production experience they likely would not have in their school communities. The All-Ohio Show will need actors, musicians, designers, and technicians and all will audition and /or interview on this day.

Registration Expense: NONE

Performing a Thespy.
At the college fair.
In a Symposium workshop
Thespy Competition

Sat, Nov 4, 2023  |  Hillard Darby High School

The Thespy competition provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate their creative abilities in a competitive environment, as well as to gain valuable feedback from experienced theatre professionals. Students earning a Double Superior rating will be invited to compete at the International Thespian Festival. Students may compete in as many categories as the wish but not twice in the same one.

Registration Expense: $15 per student

Technical Theatre
and Design Symposium

Sat, Nov 4, 2023  |  Hillard Darby High School

This fun and educational series of technical theatre and design workshops is curated by the Ohio Valley-USITT and will provide a hands-on, immersive, and comprehensive learning experience so that participants hone their craft and can get the most out of their time with us.

Registration Expense: NONE

Theatre College & University Fair

Sat, Nov 4, 2023  |  Hillard Darby High School

The College & University Fair is a great way to get informed about a theatre education and make the best decision for your future. You'll get the chance to learn about different college and university programs, discover potential scholarship and financial aid options, and gain more insight into the admission process.


Registration Expense: NONE 

At state conference.
State Thespian Conference

March 22-24, 2024  |  Sylvania Northview High School

The Ohio Thespian Conference is an exciting event for students and educators. Students can join in the fun by participating in the All-Ohio Show, the Tech Challenge, and the Thespy Showcase. Performances, workshops, and other events dominate the rest of the weekend. Teachers can take advantage of the professional development and networking opportunities. It's the perfect chance to share ideas and celebrate the love of theatre

Registration Expense: $100.00 per student

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