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Attn: seniors!  Registration opens today, $15 for Thespians, $25 for non-Thespians!  One video submission seen by dozens...
09/23/2020
Washington State Thespians

Attn: seniors! Registration opens today, $15 for Thespians, $25 for non-Thespians! One video submission seen by dozens of theatre programs around the US and Canada!

http://www.washingtonstatethespians.com/College-Auditions.php

The “2020 Washington Unified College Auditions” will be going online (and International!) in a regional partnership with Oregon Thespians and British Columbia Thespians! We anticipate an increase of participating colleges and universities who are eager to see the class of 2021 talent in the .....

To continue your script library
08/21/2020

To continue your script library

Found this gem! Happy Friday teachers!

Remembering Petra Karr, STO Director for Washington Thespians.  Seattle Times, April 26, 2020
04/26/2020

Remembering Petra Karr, STO Director for Washington Thespians. Seattle Times, April 26, 2020

03/18/2020
Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen

From across the silence — from across the distance — your voice remains heard.

03/09/2020

Dear State Thespian troupe directors, supporters and friends,

In light of the current developments of the Coronavirus in Washington State and King County we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's State Thespian Conference at WWU. King County Executive, Dow Constantine's office in consultation with the CDC recommend postponing or cancelling large events and gatherings over 10 people. Well, we are bringing together 1600. As remarkable as this is, we as a Thespian Board do not want to put our students or their families at an increased risk nor do we want to contribute to the spread of the virus.

Over the weekend, Beth will begin issuing full registration refunds for all schools. If you paid through paypal, your refund will return through paypal as well. If you sent a check she will mail it back to you. More information will be forthcoming regarding ribbons, STO elections, and other specifics.

Again, we are so disappointed to not share the weekend at WWU with you all and appreciate your support and patience as we work out the details in the upcoming weeks.

Beth, Ruben, and the WA State Thespian Board

International Thespian Society HQ
01/16/2020

International Thespian Society HQ

Write your way to Washington! Submit your Democracyworks essays by February 1! >>http://ow.ly/TGb450xt7qp

WASHINGTON EAST INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN EXCELLENCE AWARDS ThespysTM EAST RESULTS● NATIONAL QUALIFIER & BLUE Ribbono Stude...
01/15/2020

WASHINGTON EAST INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN EXCELLENCE AWARDS ThespysTM EAST RESULTS

● NATIONAL QUALIFIER & BLUE Ribbon
o Students highlighted in BLUE have both qualified for Nationals and will be recognized at state with a blue ribbon for receiving an overall SUPERIOR score
● YELLOW RIBBON
o Students highlighted in YELLOW will be recognized at state with a yellow ribbon for receiving an overall EXCELLENT score
● TOP 10%ILE = Qualifies to audition for State Showcase.
o Students who are bolded with an asterisk (*) next to their name are invited to audition for the State Showcase

The original rubrics have been mailed to your school and the school should receive them today.

01/11/2020

We have faced our weather challenges head on this afternoon but we are excited to announce that IE East will go on as planned!

Schools/Students – please arrive by 8:45 (or whatever you have arranged with your teacher) so we can begin our Opening Ceremonies on time and get out all of the information and changes to everyone all at once.

Adjudicators – please arrive by 8:45 to report to your rooms and receive a list of schools/students who will not be performing. That means you have more time to write comments and rest your cramping hands!

We will see you all tomorrow!

LCHS Tiger Drama University High School Theatre North Central High School Hanford Drama Kamiakin Drama Club Mt. Spokane High School Theatre Department Ferris High School Theatre Arts Richland High School Theatre Arts Drama Department 19/20 High School Musical LCHS Tiger Drama Moses Lake High School Theater Washington State Thespians

01/10/2020

Attention all schools and students participating in IE East Thespys:
Due to the current weather conditions, we MAY have to cancel IE tomorrow IF the district deems it unsafe. If they cancel, we will be notified by 10:00 p.m. tonight. Please check your email or Social Media to be sure that we still have IE tomorrow. Thank you to all who helped set up. Get good rest tonight and we’ll hopefully see you tomorrow!

A record 26 BA and BFA Theatre and Film programs in attendance today at the 2019 WA Thespians Unified College Auditions!...
10/12/2019

A record 26 BA and BFA Theatre and Film programs in attendance today at the 2019 WA Thespians Unified College Auditions! Callbacks are underway. Class of 2021 actors, directors, designers, filmmakers, playwrights, stage managers, and future theatre educators take note: we hope to see you all at this event next year!

Registration deadline extended until Monday, October 7th! Washington State Thespians Teacher In-Service and Student Mast...
10/02/2019
Washington State Thespians

Registration deadline extended until Monday, October 7th! Washington State Thespians Teacher In-Service and Student Master Class at Taproot Theatre. 6 clock hours available and a whole day of theatre workshops. http://www.washingtonstatethespians.com/Teacher-Inservice-and-Student-Masterclasses.php

Local teachers are invited to join The 5th Avenue Theatre and fellow educators who participate in—or are curious about—programs at The 5th. They will have resources to share, as well as things that they need. Gather, enjoy some light snacks and beverages, and talk about how teachers and the 5th....

Calling all class of 2020 Designers, Directors, Stage Managers, Dramaturgs, Playwrights, Technicians, and Actors!  The 2...
09/08/2019
Washington State Thespians

Calling all class of 2020 Designers, Directors, Stage Managers, Dramaturgs, Playwrights, Technicians, and Actors! The 2019 WA Thespians College Audition registration and info packets are now posted! Application and registration fee must be postmarked by October 4. We have over 20 top college and university theatre programs from around the country coming to see YOUR work! Get started today! http://www.washingtonstatethespians.com/College-Auditions.php

In order to save you an additional expense, WA Thespians have decided NOT to use getAcceptd.com as our registration site. It would behoove you to go to getacceptd.com and start you FREE portfolio. 95% of college programs are using Acceptd as a way of pre-screening students by looking at your portfol...

Listen up, gentlemen!
08/10/2019
7 Reasons Why Boys Should Take Dance Class

Listen up, gentlemen!

We all know that, in today’s society, it is not always acceptable for boys to take dance lessons. They are teased and made fun of, and called terrible names for doing something that isn’t considered masculine. Below are listed seven reasons why boys should be in dance classes, and respected for ...

A record SEVENTEEN Washington State Thespian Troupes made it to the 2019 International Thespian Festival! #thesfest19 #i...
06/25/2019

A record SEVENTEEN Washington State Thespian Troupes made it to the 2019 International Thespian Festival! #thesfest19 #its90 LCHS Tiger Drama University High School Theatre Roosevelt High School Theatre Department

BroadwayWorld
05/19/2019

BroadwayWorld

How to spot a true theatre fan in an audience

04/13/2019

🚩🚫🔊😡⛑🥊🚨☎️⏳🧨📩📌‼️

URGENT ACTION NEEDED!! If you have not yet contacted your legislators to restore school levy flexibility statewide, NOW is the time. The form link takes 10 seconds, but phone calls work even better—see below for a script!

In addition to the bloodbath of school teachers, nurses, and librarians wrought by the McCleary “resolution” across Washington State, school theatre teacher positions and programs are often a target for cuts. Without these programs, future theatre performers, educators, technicians, playwrights, directors, artisans, and patrons will be denied opportunities to train for careers in the theatre industry. Please contact your reps and share!

If you live/teach/learn in the Issaquah, Renton, Snoqualmie Valley, Tahoma, Enumclaw; Edmonds, Northshore, Lake Washington, Monroe; Marysville, Lake Stevens, Snohomish, or Everett school district—or know someone who does—your DEMOCRAT state senate reps Mullet, Palumbo, and Hobbs, respectively, are the three remaining holdouts voting against restoring levy flexibility across Washington. The new levy lid from McCleary has had an extraordinarily deep impact on many districts around the state, and theatre positions are being cut due to budget shortfalls. ALL districts in WA should be able to collect their voter-approved levy funds.

While any and all WA residents can and should contact these three legislators (and your own), those who live in:

📌 5th District: Call State Senator Mark Mullet at (360) 786-7608
(Cities include Issaquah, Maple Valley, Black Diamond, Renton, Snoqualmie, North Bend, Carnation; School districts include Issaquah, Renton, Snoqualmie Valley, Tahoma, Enumclaw)

📌 1st District: Call State Senator Guy Palumbo at (360) 786-7600
(Cities include Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Bothell, Kirkland, Maltby; School districts include Edmonds, Northshore, Lake Washington, Monroe)

📌 44th District: Call State Senator Steve Hobbs at (360) 786-7686
(Cities include Marysville, Lake Stevens, Snohomish, Mill Creek; School districts include Marysville, Lake Stevens, Snohomish, and Everett)

You will have a profound impact on all of Washington schools and theatre in our schools state-wide! Do not assail or harass them, just give them your beliefs about voters being able to fund their schools as they see fit.

Please share to reach educators and families in the 1st, 5th, and 44th!!

http://action.washingtonea.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=13612

“Hello Senator __, my name is __, [I am a constituent of yours—IF TRUE] living in __ WA, and I’m a public school supporter and a supporter of arts in our schools.

I’m calling to ask you to restore local school levy flexibility and to trust local voters, educators and school boards to make the best decisions for our students.

I believe in local, voter-approved school levies to fund additional teachers, librarians, school nurses, early learning, and performing arts programs.

I urge you to vote to approve the House's version of levy legislation, House Bill 2140.

Thank you.”

These are ThesFest 2019's newest State Thespian Officer candidates!  Tomorrow these Thespians will deliver their speeche...
03/16/2019

These are ThesFest 2019's newest State Thespian Officer candidates! Tomorrow these Thespians will deliver their speeches at opening ceremonies tomorrow and by the end of the day, we will have our new STO board! 💛💙

The American Alliance for Theatre & Education
03/13/2019

The American Alliance for Theatre & Education

#TIOS19 #ActivateAATE

02/09/2019
01/19/2019

Due to a miscalculation in Duo Scenes, we inadvertently left some students off of the yellow ribbon state honors list. The following students have also qualified for yellow ribbons at state to honor their work at IE East by scoring in the overall excellent category.

Jesse Gervais & Saroyan Pinsker - Hanford High School
Kendall Utecht & Lily Beagle - Hanford High School
Tallia Richmond & Maya Eastlund - Lewis and Clark
Amia Delaney & Korinna Shaw - Lewis and Clark
Karenna Holland & Lindsey Wilhelm - Lewis and Clark
Genevieve Schmidt & Lexi McFarlane - Lewis and Clark
Amelia Crawford-Heim & Emma Lang - Lewis and Clark
Megan Jones & Oscar Orme - North Central High School
Jessi Ott & Porter Lawrence - North Central High School
Alex Bowen & Jordan Meza - Squalicum High School

Congratulations!

Congratulations to our State and National Qualifiers from IE East this past weekend!
01/17/2019

Congratulations to our State and National Qualifiers from IE East this past weekend!

TeenTix
11/24/2018

TeenTix

On December 28th, TeenTix Members are invited to a special Teen Night at In the Heights! The Rep has set aside 250 seats just for y'all, and you can reserve them ahead of time by calling the Rep at 206-443-2222 or visiting their box office in person. This deal is only available until this Tuesday, November 27, so don't wait! Get more deets about this on our blog at teentix.org/blog.

On Stage Blog
11/18/2018

On Stage Blog

CONGRATS to 2018 Washington State Thespians Honoree, Diane Carr!! #EdTA #SchoolTheatre
10/12/2018

CONGRATS to 2018 Washington State Thespians Honoree, Diane Carr!! #EdTA #SchoolTheatre

CALLING ALL SENIORS!  Technicians AND performers! High school seniors can now submit their application for the 2018 WA U...
09/23/2018
Washington State Thespians

CALLING ALL SENIORS! Technicians AND performers!

High school seniors can now submit their application for the 2018 WA Unified College Auditions, happening Saturday, October 13 at Roosevelt High School in Seattle. Representatives from around 20 BA and BFA theatre & film programs from around the country will be attending to see performance auditions and conduct technical theatre portfolio interviews.

This is an affordable and accessible alternative to flying to individual campuses or to other national unified college auditions. Students on the fence about doing theatre in college are encouraged to try out, meet with representatives, and learn more about their options!

Instructions, requirements, and the application form are all available on the website:

http://www.washingtonstatethespians.com/College-Auditions.php

Applications and fees must be post-marked in snail-mail by October 4!

Questions? Shoot me an email at [email protected]!

Best,

Ben Stuart
College Audition Coordinator
WA State Thespian Board

In order to save you an additional expense, WA Thespians have decided NOT to use getAcceptd.com as our registration site. It would behoove you to go to getacceptd.com and start you FREE portfolio. 95% of college programs are using Acceptd as a way of pre-screening students by looking at your portfol...

Hi theatre teachers!As many of us have approved or are in the process of bargaining for new contracts, WA Thespians is c...
09/09/2018
WA State Theatre Director Stipend Survey

Hi theatre teachers!

As many of us have approved or are in the process of bargaining for new contracts, WA Thespians is collecting data on how theatre teachers are compensated (or not) for their extra time directing, producing, managing facilities etc...

Once we have a comprehensive set of data representing as many of school districts (and private schools) across the state as possible, we intend to share this data so that you may use it as a bargaining tool with your union representatives and/or your principals.

PLEASE take a minute to complete this quick survey and THANK YOU all for all you do for theatre students in Washington State!

Ben Stuart
WA Thespian Board

https://goo.gl/forms/bPRFvxst4EwW5Yls2

In order to help all theatre educators bargain and leverage their school districts for compensation for their extra-curricular work, WA Thespians is collecting data on how districts and buildings fund extra-curricular theatre.

Join Washington Thespians for the Washington State Theatre Teacher In-Service.  We are offering THREE scholarships to fi...
08/28/2018

Join Washington Thespians for the Washington State Theatre Teacher In-Service. We are offering THREE scholarships to first-year theatre teachers in our state to enable them to attend! For more information email Gretchen Nordleaf-Nelson - [email protected]
I hope you can join us - it looks to be an amazing event! — with Diane Carr.

Theatre Nerds
08/27/2018

Theatre Nerds

The Top 25 BFA Theatre Design & Tech Programs for 2018-19
08/26/2018
The Top 25 BFA Theatre Design & Tech Programs for 2018-19

The Top 25 BFA Theatre Design & Tech Programs for 2018-19

While technology always evolving, the landscape for BFA Design & Tech graduates is changing on an annual basis. With those changes, it's important that these college programs evolve as well.  Students need to be taught traditional techniques in design as well as learn new software

Hi theatre educators!Washington Thespians is getting its very own EdTA online Community forum! All current members of th...
08/16/2018
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Hi theatre educators!

Washington Thespians is getting its very own EdTA online Community forum! All current members of the national EdTA Community Open Forum will automatically be added to our new "micro" community, created just for theatre teachers and teaching artists in Washington State!

If you aren't a part of the EdTA Online Community yet, here's what you need to know:

1) You do not need to be a professional member of EdTA, have a Thespian troupe, or pay anything to join! It's a free resource for all theatre educators and teaching artists!

2) Much like this Facebook group, you can post discussion topics, ask for help with an issue you are having in your school, advertise rentals for costumes, scenery, props, etc...

3) Unlike this Facebook group, ALL theatre teachers from around Washington State (not just those on facebook or in this group) will see your posts and replies in the forum! You can also upload documents to a shared library--a perfect way for all of us to share resources with each other!

4) You will receive one brief daily digest of all of the conversation threads and resources via the email you register (work or personal). It's a great way to ask the hive mind for help or to post any resources you may have to share or rent!

5) The WA Micro Community will go live in early September. If you are a current member of the EdTA Online Community, you will automatically be added. If you are not yet a member, sign up in the link below. Again, it's a free resource, you don't need to have a Thespian troupe or be a professional member of EdTA to join!

https://www.schooltheatre.org/communitylanding/community-home

Join the Educational Theatre Association's Theatre Education Community. Connecting theatre educators and building knowledge in the field of theatre education.

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Remember those behind the scene moments in your college Green Room? The mad love affairs, the big dreams, the "in" jokes? Join us THIS FRIDAY & SATURDAY 7:30 PM (EST) for the first FULLY streamed production of the award-winning, Off-Broadway musical The Green Room! https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=355633369014902
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