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Saturday, August 23rd Fall Planning Meeting @ Pulaski Academy This Meeting is mandatory! Each troupe please bring two reps. The meeting will take place from 9-4.

Exciting info for Theatre teachers statewide!

Many of us have been told for years by various and sundry confused administrators and counselors that Drama cannot count as a fine art, unless it is part of the CTE program. After attending the ADE framework rewrite, we were told this has never been true! Even though Drama fell under ELA, it is still a fine arts credit! Feel free to share with your counseolrs!

Important Dates  and Information for 2014-2015

   Saturday, August 23rd Fall Planning Meeting @ Pulaski     Academy 
   This meeting is mandatory. Each troupe please bring two reps.    The meeting will take place from 9-4. You will also have one    additional opportunity for students to audition for the All-State  Show

1st One Act Preliminary October 4th @ Jonesboro High School
Registration August 25th-September 19th

2nd One Act Preliminary January 17th @ Fayettville High School
Registration November 17th-December 12th

State Festival @ February 12th-February 14th
Registration October 1st-January 9th
Payment DEADLINE January 23rd

Junior Theatre Festival May 16th @ White County Central High School (Tentatively!)

Arkansas State Board Retreat July 31st, 2014

Alumni!!  let us know what you are up to... and find out if you want to help us out at Festival.  

Just Complete this form. 

"Act Well your Part, 

There All the Honor Lies"

Welcome to the Arkansas State Thespians website, dedicated to serve 7-12 educational theatre programs! The Arkansas State Thespians are affiliated with The International Thespian Society and the Educational Theatre Association. The International Thespian Society is a non-profit, tax-exempt honorary organization for high school theatre students. The society is committed to the advancement of educational theatre, and to this end publishes Dramatics Magazine, sponsors Thespian Festivals and theatre workshops, produces educational materials, and provides college scholarship opportunities for students.

Thespian Pledge:

“I promise to uphold the aims and ideals of the International Thespian Society.  I am a student of theatre and excellence is my ideal.  I promise to perform my part as well as I can;  to accept praise and criticism with grace; to cooperate with my fellow Thespians and work for the good of the troupe; and to share my love of theatre."

Arkansas State Thespian Board Members:

At Large: Stephanie Schultze, Russellville HS  - 3 yrs*

NorthWest Region:  JoAnne Elsken, Ft. Smith Southside HS(representing 16 troupes)- 1 yrs

NorthEast Region: TBA August 23rd, 2014 (representing 11 troupes) 1 yrs

At Large: Terry McGonigle, Alma High Schoolyrs

Central Region: Marisa Arnold, White Co. Central HS (representing 10 troupes) - 3 yrs

SouthEast Region:  5 troupes

SouthWest Region:  3 troupes

Treasurer:  Rick Chudomelka, Former Chapter Director

Student Board Liaison: Jessica Fisher, Van Buren High School, -appointed position

*number of years left in term                                                                                 

List of Schools by Region

Michelle Moss  

Arkansas State Chapter Director    

Please contact me with any questions about our State Thespian Association or Festival.

Make all checks for events out  to Arkansas Thespians  

and Mail to Arkansas Thespians, Attn:  Michelle Moss

361 Southwest Dr. #178, Jonesboro, AR 72401

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