Welcome to California Thespians, a state chapter of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA).

We have a lot of exciting events taking place throughout the year. Below are a few of the upcoming events and opportunities.

Now Accepting Board Applications!

We are happy to report that California Thespians is thriving and healthy with a vibrant future!  Our membership is currently 425+ troupes and Professional Members. We continue to offer many opportunities for Thespians and their sponsors in California, and we look for dedicated, qualified, forward-thinking and positive board members who can help us with that effort. Any Troupe Director who is interested may apply and be considered for a role on the CA State Thespian Board. To begin the application process please click the link below. Board members do not have to be Troupe Directors, but they must be members of EdTA (or willing to join).  I will be glad to answer any questions you might have in considering volunteering your time and efforts.

California State Thespian Board Member Application

 

S.T.A.R Opportunity

Recognize one outstanding senior who has made a significant contribution to your program!

Submit your nomination on your school or department stationary. In no more than one typed double spaced page share how this student has helped you and/or your Thespians. Send to info@cathespians.org

You will receive an official ITS Certificate of Recognition to present to your senior. In addition your senior will receive a congratulatory letter from the California State Thespian Director. (Must include home address of student.) In your email please be clear if you would prefer for that congratulatory letter to be included in your Troupe Director mailing instead, such as for a timed announcement/presentation.

Submit by May 25, 2017

 

CALIFORNIA THESPIAN ADMINISTRATORS’ AWARD
California Thespians would like to help you honor your outstanding Administrators! 

Remember your supportive, helpful administrators, principals, assistant administrators, and superintendents. Recognize those people who help make our lives easier. If you would like an administrator in your school district to receive an official ITS Certificate of Recognition, type your nomination on your school/theatre department stationary. In NO MORE THAN ONE TYPED DOUBLE SPACED PAGE tell how your administrator helps you and your Thespians. Send your nomination to info@cathespians.org.

You will receive an official ITS Certificate of Recognition to present to your administrator. Your administrator will receive a Congratulatory letter from the California State Thespian Director which paraphrases what you have said. (Must include best address of Administrator.) In your email please be clear if you would prefer for that congratulatory letter to be included in your Troupe Director mailing instead, such as for a timed announcement/presentation.

Submit by May 25, 2017.

 

Upcoming Events 2017 & 2018!

  • Sat
    09
    Sep
    2017

    Northern Leadership and Technical Conference

    September 9, 2017 - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Santa Clara University
    500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053

  • Thu
    14
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    17
    Sep
    2017

    Educational Theatre Association National Conference

    September 14 - 17, 2017
    Nashville, Tennessee

  • Sat
    23
    Sep
    2017

    Southern Leadership and Technical Conference

    September 23, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Claremont High School
    1601 N Indian Hill Blvd Claremont CA 91711

  • Sat
    20
    Jan
    2018

    California Thespian Play Festival

    January 20, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Westmont High School
    4805 Westmont Ave.
    Campbell CA 95008

  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018

    Jr. Thespian Festival

    February 3, 2018 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Claremont High School
    1601 N Indian Hill Blvd Claremont CA 91711

  • Thu
    01
    Mar
    2018
    Sat
    31
    Mar
    2018

    Theatre In Our Schools

    March 2018 - All Month Long
    Celebrate at your school, in the community and on social media

  • Thu
    29
    Mar
    2018
    Sat
    31
    Mar
    2018

    California State Thespian Festival

    March 29 - 31, 2018
    Highlander Auditorium
    850 N. San Antonio Ave.
    Upland, CA 91786