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Welcome High School Students!Thank you for visiting the Ohio Educational Theatre Association on Acceptd!

Why Am I Here?
This is the Ohio Thespian page for the following events:

  • Ohio Unified Theatre Audition and Interview Day, registration OPEN
  • Bob Fose Thespian Scholarship, application OPEN
  • Ginny Chizer, Theatre Educator Scholarship, application OPEN

7th Annual Ohio Unified Theatre Audition and Interview Day
 January 11, 2020
Location: Hilliard Darby High School
Cost: $50
Event: Audition/Interview for a diverse group of College and Universities from across the state of Ohio and surrounding states. Auditions are grouped by intended major.  Students present their material for all schools at once.  At the end of the audition, our higher education representatives will post callbacks and establish a college fair style atmosphere.  Parents and students are welcome to speak with the schools that show interest in the student and discuss the next steps in the application/audition process.
Who can participate: Students seeking degrees Design, Technology, Performance, Management in BA/BFA/minor. Any student looking to enroll in a four year program Fall 2020. (Senior status or looking for transfer)

Current Schools Registered for THIS YEAR:

University of Mount Union

University of Akron

University of Evansville

The Ohio State University


Ashland University

Ohio University

University of Findlay

Huntington University

Otterbein University

Ohio Northern University

Indiana University South Bend

Marietta College

University of Detroit Mercy

Niagara University

Purdue Fort Wayne

Fairmont State University

New York Conservatory for Dramatic Art

Heidelberg University

Rochester College

Wittenberg University

Austin Peay State University

Miami University

Scholarships for Inducted Thespians 
Bob Fose Thespian Scholarship: Available to any Ohio Thespian inducted and active in their thespian troupe.  Submit a free profile by selecting the program on the left. Due January 31 , 2020

Ginny Chizer, Theatre Educator Scholarship: 
Available to any Ohio Thespian inducted and active in their thespian troupe. planning to become a theatre educator. Submit a free profile by selecting the program on the left. Due January 31, 2020. 

All-Ohio Show

Date: March 27th, 2020

Synopsis: May 4th Voices is a piece of Devised theatre based on the collection of the Kent State Shootings Oral History Project. It compiles over 110 interviews of members of the Kent community, KSU faculty, students, alumni, staff, and administrators on campus on May 4, 1970, as well as National Guardsmen, police, hospital personnel, and others whose lives were affected. This play weaves together these voices in order to tell the human story of the shootings and their aftermath.

While the play was written for an ensemble cast of 13, there is no requirement for any specific number of performers of any particular race, gender, or ethnicity. 

From the director, JR Simons: "I was a Kent State graduate who grew up in Portage County. I'm a proud parent of a Kent State graduate and another daughter entering Kent State. I'm very passionate about this play for personal reasons. However, it is not just these personal reasons that make this text resonate today. We have an epidemic of gun violence in our world today. Too many people are reaching for their guns as the first choice to deal with issues that upset them rather than considering other options. Today's political environment is eerily similar to that of May 4, 1970, which is considered by many to be the day that the 60's died." 

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