Thespian Awards and Achievements

International Thespian Society The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is a national nonprofit organization with approximately 90,000 student and professional members. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education by: honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience; supporting teachers by providing professional development, networking opportunities, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA operates the International Thespian Society (ITS), an honorary organization that has inducted more than two million theatre students since its founding in 1929.



2013 Honors and Awards

International Thespian Society
Those qualifying for the International Festival include:

  • Brendon Embry and Liz Girvin in Duet Acting
  • Sara Jentoft in Stage Management
  • J.D. Ahrns, Sophie Bartolotta, Evan Benjamin, Laken Donahue, David Emery, Isaac Ingle, Kara Jobe, Justin Mathews, Susie Meyer, Jackie Mulay, and Carly Snyder for Group Musical Theatre Performance


    Additional Superior Ratings at State:
  • Carly Marten for Monologue
  • Christine Fiala for Solo Musical Theatre
  • Charlie Arthur and Brandon Crichfield for Duet Musical Theatre
  • Megan Frazier for Sound Design
  • David Corson for Lighting Design
  • Katy Jentoft for Properties


    Receiving a rating of Excellent were:
  • Kathy Meyer for Solo Musical Theatre Dance
  • Sam Kaup, Austin Ray, and Alli Schuermann for Group Acting


    Selected as "Critic's Choice:"
  • David Corson's Lighting Design,
  • Sara Jentoft's Stage Management
  • Charlie Arthur and Brandon Crichfield's Duet Musical


    All Ohio Show Participation
  • Rent: Katy Jentoft, Sara Jentoft, Megan Frazier



    2012 Honors and Awards

  • Katy Jentoft received unanimous superior ratings and was recognized as Critic’s Choice for her prop design for Rabbit Hole.
  • Charlie Arthur, Nick Beecroft, Evan Benjamin, Jackie Mulay, Kate Robinson, Timmy Seiler, and Carly Snyder received unanimous superior ratings and were recognized as Critic’s Choice for their Group Musical Theatre Performance.
  • Amy Corson and Susie Meyer received a superior rating for their Duet Musical Theatre performance.


    Receiving a rating of Excellent were:
  • Erin Ulman for Solo Musical Theatre Performance
  • Rachel Kay King for Solo Musical Theatre Dance
  • Brendon Embry and Austin Ray for Duet Acting
  • David Corson for Lighting Design
  • Colleen Kochensparger for Monologue



    2011 Honors and Awards

    Superior Rating at State

  • Carly Snyder and Ian Benjamin: Duet Musical Theatre
  • Michelle Ireton: Solo Acting


    Excellent Rating at State
  • Amy Corson, Andrew Diamond, Carly Graham, Karen Johnson, Kate Robinson, Erin Ulman

    Featured Full Length Performance at State Conference

  • The Dining Room

    All Ohio Show Participation

  • Good News!: Michelle Ireton


    Previous Years' Honors and Awards

    Superior Rating/Overall Individual Event Winner at the International Thespian Festival

  • 2010-Jackson Gallagher: Critic's Choice Award for Lighting Design
  • 2009-Rachel Robinson: Critic's Choice Award for Set Design

    Superior Rating/Critic's Choice Award at State

  • 2010-Jackson Gallagher: Critic's Choice for Lighting Design
  • 2010-Wesley Yount: Superior Rating for Stage Management
  • 2009-Bryan Burckle: Critic's Choice for Solo Musical
  • 2009-Jackson Gallagher: Critic's Choice for Lighting Design
  • 2009-Rachel Robinson: Critic's Choice Award for Set Design

    Featured Full Length Performances at State Conference

  • 2010-Lucky Stiff

    Bob Fose Memorial Scholarship Winners

  • 2010-Jackson Gallagher


    All Ohio Show Participation

  • 2010-Indian Blood: David Budde (Grandfather), Jackson Gallagher (Lighting Designer), Robbie Sellers (Uncle Paul)


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