WELCOME BACK! We have exciting things in store! Here are a few things needing your immediate attention:
INSTANT THEATRE is the new name for Oregon Thespians’ Improv Festival, and this year we’re adding TECH to the mix, thanks to the work of our very creative and industrious STO. The event is October 6 at McNary HS in Keizer. Registration is online and must be done by September 27. Click here for more information.
THE ANNUAL OTEA CONFERENCE for teachers is in Newport on October 12 and 13. Online registration is now open! Click here for further information.
COLLEGE AUDITIONS will be offered for Thespian Seniors this year, on October 14 at Artists Repertory Theatre. We are currently up to 20 colleges attending. We’re excited to make this event a mainstay on our calendar. Click here for details and application procedures.
2015-2016 OREGON THESPIAN EVENTS
Camp Thespis – August 10-12 – Camp Angelos near Corbett
Leadership Summit – September 19-20 – Rex Putnam HS, Milwaukie
Improv Festival – September 26 – Lakeridge HS, Lake Oswego
EdTA Conference for Troupe Directors (St Pete Beach, FL) – October 1-4
OTEA Conference for Troupe Directors – October 9 – Location TBA
Judges Training – January 16 – Rex Putnam HS (North) / McNary HS (South)
Regionals – February 6 – NW at Wilson HS, Portland; NE at Clackamas HS, Clackamas; S at Central HS, Salem (co-hosted by Dallas HS).
State Festival – March 31, April 1-2 – Salem, OR
Thespian Board Meetings will be August 9 (Camp Angelos), December 13 (Milwaukie HS), January 24 (Rex Putnam HS), March 5 (McNary HS), and May 15 (TBA).
Remember that Troupe Directors are welcome at all Board Meetings, which are generally from Noon to 4 pm on their scheduled dates. The August 9 meeting at Camp Angelos will begin at 2 pm.
After an inspiring day at The Oregon Arts Commission’s OREGON ARTS SUMMIT 2012, OTEA Members gather at 5pm on Friday, September 12, in the upstairs rehearsal room of Portland Center Stage at The Armory.
We’ll meet, enjoy a reception of great conversation, and enjoy a performance of PCS’s SWEENEY TODD. Go to the OTEA Conference page for more information.