State Thespian Officer Candidates
What is a State Thespian Officer?
State Thespian Officers (STO) are the student leaders of the Iowa Thespian Chapter Board and represent all Thespians in the State of Iowa. The STO are selected at the Virtual Festival, and members serve from March 2021– January 2022. Activities include:
State Thespian Officers MUST be available for the following meetings/events (specific dates are TBA):
Although State Thespian Officers are selected during the State Festival, potential candidates must first attend (or, if virtual, participate in) the Iowa Thespian Leadership Day in August. Candidates must then complete the State Thespian Officer Candidate Application and submit all required documentation to the Festival website by the February 22, 2021 registration deadline.
During the Virtual Festival, each student board candidate will participate in a leadership session with the current STOs. Further, each candidate will have an opportunity to meet with the Iowa Thespian Board Selection Committee and give a five-minute presentation, followed by a short interview. The five-minute presentation should focus on the following two key questions:
1. What is your theatre story?
State Thespian Officer candidates should prepare a digital presentation that highlights their theatre story. This presentation may include photographs and/or images that help the selection committee to get to know the candidate. The emphasis of the presentation should be on the candidate’s past leadership experience in their theatre background. The digital presentation must be submitted ahead of the interview; all presentations must be emailed to Aaron Dean at email@example.com before midnight on Sunday, March 21, 2021.
All candidates will be selected based upon their participation at the Leadership Day, as well as their completed application, presentation, interview, and participation throughout the virtual Festival, including the Leadership Session for STO Candidates. If a candidate has a conflict with the Festival schedule, please contact Aaron Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. The new student board members will be announced on the Iowa Thespian website, and will be introduced to delegates during the Virtual Festival closing ceremonies.
State Thespian Officer Candidate Process
Step 1: Complete the online State Thespian Officer Candidate Application (found below)
Transportation to and from all Iowa Thespian activities is the responsibility of the student, their parent(s) or legal guardians, and/or Troupe Director. Iowa Thespians and the Educational Theatre Association are not responsible or liable for transportation of student board members.
Questions regarding the Chapter Board selection process should be directed to Aaron Dean at email@example.com.