Important Dates  and Information for 2013-2014

New this year....In order to attend 2014 State Festival at UCA each Troupe Director must attend the fall planning meeting.  IF it is impossible for the troupe director to attend, he/she may send a chaperone as long as that chaperone will be attending festival.

Sept. 8 Fall Planning Meeting  Beebe High School 1-4pm (Bring 2 reps with you)
Oct. 1 Deadline to register for One-Act Preliminary
Oct. 1 Registration will open for State Festival
Oct. 24-26 One-Act Preliminary in Russellville (RHS)
Nov. 14-16 One-Act Preliminary in Jonesboro (JHS)
Dec. 10 Deadline to register for State Festival
Jan. 10 Deadline to postmark payment for Festival
Jan 23-25 2014 AR State Festival at UCA
Feb. 22 Post Festival Board Meeting TBA
July 28 Leadership Camp TBA

July 30-31 Summer Board Planning Retreat TBA 

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

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"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)-yrs

NorthEast Region: Gail Burns, Rector High School (representing 11 troupes) 1 yrs

At Large: Terry McGonigle, Alma High School-5 yrs

Central Region: Marisa Arnold, White Co. Central HS (representing 10 troupes)-4 years

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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