Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few of the questions people ask all the time.  If you have any more questions, please e-mail Rebecca Rhinehart at rebecca.rhinehart@bexleyschools.org

Q.  What is the difference between the three theatre programs at Bexley and which one best suits me?

A.  The theatre programs at Bexley are divided up by different grade levels.
YouTheatre is for grades 1 through 5.
Jr. Thespians is for grades 6 through 8.
Thespians are for grades 9 through 12.

Q.  How do I join a Bexley Theatre Arts program?
A.  There are several ways you can join a theatre arts program.  You can attend a meeting, an activity, an audition, or a crew interview and sign up in order to get involved.  Some activities may require you to sign up beforehand, so be careful to listen to the daily announcements.  Once you pay the $25.00 district pay to participate fee, you are free to attend all theatre arts activites for the entire year!

Q.  How do I get involved with Bexley Theatre Parents?
A.  The Bexley Theatre Parents have meetings every month, listed on the Bexley Theatre Parent page of this website.  To become involved, you can attend a meeting or contact the Bexley Theatre Parent's president.  Contact info is listed on the Contact Us page of this website.  
The Bexley Theatre Parents has an annual membership fee of $15.00 or a lifetime membership of $100.00.

Q.  I ordered a season and/or production t-shirt last year and never received it.  Where can I pick up my shirt?
A.  Shirts are located in the Theatre Office located inside the Schottenstein Theatre Lobby and to the right (rm 4119).  Please contact Ms Rhinehart at
rebecca.rhinehart@bexleyschools.org in order to pick it up.

Q.  How do I order tickets for an upcoming production.
A.  Tickets go on sale about 2 weeks before every production.  The theatre box office is located in the glass attendance office in the main High School entrance.  The box office is open during school hours.  Tickets can also be purchased at the door.  The box office opens 1 hour before each show.  For more ticket information, please call our ticket hotline at 614-231-7611 ext. 6709.

Q.  I'm a parent of a student in the cast or crew.  Do I get any special ticket reservations?
A.  Yes, parents can reserve their seats early and will be given seats close to the stage.  Each parent will receive a ticket order form in student's production packets.  Please turn in the form along with a check for the tickets written to Bexley Theatre Arts by the deadline in order to receive your seats.

Q.  I'm a student who wants to perform an IE in an upcoming conference.  Where do I get information about IEs?
A.  IEs, or Individual Events, are competitions during Thespian and Jr. Thespian conferences, where Thespians and Jr. Thespians compete against students from other schools in different theatre categories.  If you are planning to perform an IE, you need to see Ms. Rhinehart as soon as possible in order to gather the rules and practice well before the conference date.  IEs are fun and rewarding, as long as you are ready to compete.

Q.  How do I become a Thespian or Jr. Thespian?
A.  In order to become a Thespian you must earn 15 points, and in order to become a Jr. Thespian you must earn 10 points.  You also must have worked on at least 2 productions.  You earn points through dedication and work ethic while acting, doing tech work, or building sets.  You can also earn points by participating in theatre activites and going to conferences.  The points are given out based on the official Thespian and Jr. Thespian point system, and they are meant to be a reward for hard work rather than an exclusive device.

Q.  How can I join Thespian or Jr. Thespian board?
A.  In order to be considered for a position on Thespian and Jr. Thespian board, you must be a Thespian and a Jr. Thespian, respectively.  Every spring before summer break, there is a Thespian and Jr. Thespian meeting in order to hear speaches from candidates and vote.  In order to be considered, you must prepare a speech, present it at the meeting, and then be voted in by your peers.  The positions on board are President, Vice-President, Scribe/Historian, Treasurer, Communications, and Tech Rep.

Q.  What do I do if I have to miss a rehearsal?
A.  Let Ms. Rhinehart or the Assistant Director know as soon as possible in order to plan for your absence.  In theatre, it is hard to make up missed rehearsals, and missing rehearsals effects not only you but the entire rest of the cast as well.  You must remember that being in a play is a huge time committment, and you should not miss rehearsal for reasons other than illness, family emergency, or special circumstance.  After missing a rehearsal, you must see the Assistant Director and Stage Manager in order to get all the notes/blocking you missed.

Q.  How do I become more involved in the Thespian community?
A.  There are many different activities/leadership positions a Thespian can do within the International Thespian Society.  You can be a Star, which helps govern the Thespian region (we live in the Central Thespian region), you can be a State Student Officer (SSO) who helps govern Thespians statewide, you can perform/build the State Thespian show which is performed at State Conference, you can attend conferences including the International Conference in Nebraska, and you can perform IEs.  There are tons of ways to become more involved.  Please see Ms Rhinehart for more information.

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