Student Thespian Officers

How do I become an STO?

  • Fill out the STO application here

  • Ask your Troupe Director to fill-out the recommendation form here

  • Submit a letter of Recommendation from a teacher who is not your Troupe Director. Letters should be emailed to 1metadirector@gmail.com

  • Participate in a phone interview with the STO selection committee.

 

Important Dates:

  • Application period closes January 31, 2020

  • Candidate Interviews February 8 and 9, 2020 (candidate will need to be available for one date only)

What is an STO?

STO stands for State Thespian Officer. The STO’s are the student leaders and representatives for META. It is their job to represent META, the member troupes, student thespians, and adult leadership. They are also the student leadership that helps in the planning, managing, and hosting of the festivals, leadership camp, advocacy day. STO’s also conduct leadership training to fellow thespians and facilitate charity fundraising during their year of service. As the student representative, the STO will also serve as the communication link between the students and the adult state board; therefore, it is their job to serve as an advocate for the students.

 

Who can be an STO?  

Any freshman, sophomore, or junior who is an inducted thespian and in good standing with his/her troupe and school is eligible to run. The student must have a desire to be a strong leader and be prepared to work for the good of META. They must also attend the leadership workshop held during the Michigan Thespian Festival in order to be chosen. Only one student per school may run.

 

What is the term length for an STO?

Starting with the 2019-2020 STO Board the term will be from March to March of the following year.


 

What is the difference in Student State Board and Student Thespian Officers?

STO’s are the leadership of the Student State Board (SSB). SSB members represent their school in planning and working for the state festival. STO’s are members of the SSB with additional responsibilities, and are the student connection to the Adult State Board.

 

Who will choose the STO’s?

A committee comprised of the Chapter Director, the STO Director, current Student Thespian Officers and an Adult Board member will conduct phone interviews with each candidate.

 

How do I become an STO?

  • Fill out the STO application here

  • Ask your Troupe Director to fill-out the recommendation form here

  • Submit a letter of Recommendation from a teacher who is not your Troupe Director. Letters should be emailed to 1metadirector@gmail.com

  • Participate in a phone interview with the STO selection committee.

 

Important Dates:

Application period closes January 31, 2020

Candidate Interviews February 8 and 9, 2020 (candidate will need to be available for one date only)

Student State Board

The Student State Board is a collection of students that meet periodically to work on building leadership skills and exchange ideas with other student from around the state to help build and improve theatre at their own schools.  In addition, the SSB helps facilitate the running of the Michigan Thespian Festival by volunteering to help with duties throughout the Festival weekend.

Eligibility:
Student State Board members must be from a school with an active Michigan ITS Troupe.

Their director must support their involvement and must actively serve on the META Adult State Board.

SSB members must have attended a previous Michigan Thespian Festival.

Schools are limited to a maximum of (5) Student State Board members.

How these students are selected and how many (between 1-5) is determined by the students’ director.

Requirements:
Students must attend the Michigan Thespian Festival starting THURSDAY evening to assist with setup and assist throughout the Festival.

In December there will be a meeting to prepare for Festival. Participation at this meeting (while optional) is highly encouraged.  Students are also encouraged to attend the Summer Leadership Camp, although this is not required.

Contact Us

© Copyright 2019 by META

Chapter Director Anne-Marie Roberts

P.O. Box 137 Brighton, Mi. 48116

1metadirector@gmail.com

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