Retired high school teacher | Strongsville, Ohio
Retired in 2009 after a thirty-year career teaching theatre arts, English, and French at Strongsville High School. Directed Thespian Troupe 3226, was a member of the EdTA board from 2001-04, and served two terms as Ohio chapter director.
High school teacher | Thornton, Colorado
Director of Thespian Troupe 5012, Horizon High School; former Colorado chapter director; twenty-plus year member of state board; co-author of Colorado Theatre Standards; editor and writer of textbooks and other curriculum materials.
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment | Anaheim, California
Vice president for show development resources and talent casting, and executive producer of special projects for Disney, where he has worked in various capacities for more than twenty years.
High school teacher | Branson, Missouri
Drama director at Branson (Missouri) High School and director of Thespian Troupe 3482 for twenty-four years. EdTA chapter director for Missouri from 2002-2012.
Professional stage manager | New York, New York
An International Thespian alumnus, Jason has taught at both the high school and collegiate levels. Currently Jason serves as the Production Stage Manager for the First National Tour of Wicked. He is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association.
Playwright | Venice, California
A playwright, professional member, and founding dramaturg of the Thespian Playworks program.
Veteran director and teacher at high school and college levels, including thirty-four years at El Dorado High School in Placentia, California. Author of Raising the Curtain: Activities for the Theatre Arts Classroom.
Middle school drama teacher | Gurnee, Illinois
An educator for almost ten years, Pionke founded a Junior Thespian troupe at Palombi Middle School in Lake Villa, Illinois. She is now the speech and drama teacher and director of Troupe 88093 at Viking Middle School in Gurnee. She is a published author of short fiction and is working on a children's book.
Guthrie Theater | Minneapolis, Minnesota
Director of company development for the Guthrie Theater; artistic associate of New York University’s graduate acting program.
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