Board of Directors

Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

Debbie Corbin

Debbie Corbin

President
Term: 8/1/2017 - 7/31/2019

Retired theatre educator | Branson, MO Drama director at Branson High School in Missouri and director of Thespian Troupe 3482 for twenty-four years.

EdTA chapter director for Missouri from 2002-2012.


                                                   
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VICE PRESIDENT

Gai Jones

Gai Laing Jones

Vice President
Term: 8/1/2017 - 7/31/2019

Theatre educator, author | Ojai, CA

Longtime theatre educator and director. Thirty-four years as theatre and troupe director at El Dorado High School. Former California chapter director and EdTA Board Director.

Author of Raising the Curtain: Activities for the Theatre Arts Classroom.


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BOARD MEMBERS

Laurie Baskin

Laurie Baskin

Board Member
Term: 3/30/2017 - 7/31/2020

Theatre Communications Group |
NY, NY

Director of research, policy and collective action for TCG. Oversees education programs and surveys, and is integral in the development of theatre education assessment models. TCG's liaison to the Performing Arts Alliance, directing federal advocacy efforts on behalf of the professional, not-for-profit American theatre field.
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Hunter Bell

Hunter Bell

Board Member
Term: 8/1/2017 - 7/31/2020

Writer, performer | NY, NY
Tony-nominated writer, distinguished alumnus of Webster University, and a former Georgia Thespian and student officer. Hunter has taught theatre and creative writing workshops around the country.




                                                  
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Matt Conover

Matt Conover

Board Member
Term: 8/1/2016 - 7/31/2019

Disney Parks Live Entertainment | Anaheim, CA
Vice President of Disneyland Entertainment Responsible for entertainment design, technical
development, and production for Disney Parks and Resorts around the world. Matt has held entertainment executive leadership roles for almost 20 years at sites around the company.


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Brian Curl

Brian Curl

Board Member
Term: 8/1/2016 - 7/31/2019

Performer, teaching artist | NY, NY
Actor, singer, dancer, and International Thespian Festival workshop presenter. Has served as director and choreographer for Thespian Musicalworks, as well as an EdTA representative at chapter events. Former artist in residence at high schools in Arkansas and Mississippi.


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Krista Carson Elhai

Krista Carson Elhai

Board Member
Term: 8/1/2017 - 7/31/2020

Theatre arts educator | Claremont, CA
California Thespians board member 1993. California chapter director 2003 - 2014. Chartered Troupe 4015 at Helmet High School. Current sponsor of Thespian Troupe 2129 and theatre chair at Claremont High School in California.



             
                                    
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Marti Fowler

Board Member
Term: 8/1/2018 - 7/31/2021

Co-developer Practical Technical Theatre Video Series | St. Louis, MO
MO State Thespian Board Member 6 years, Two time MO State Thespian Conference Chair, Proud director of Thespian Troupe 1220 for 22 years. Co- developed and produced 10 educational videos about technical theatre and funds three Future Theatre Educator scholarships through EdTA.                                      

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Richard Frazier

Richard Frazier

Board Member
Term: 8/1/2017 - 7/31/2020

Theatre Macon | Macon, GA
Artistic Director of Theatre Macon. Georgia Thespians Chapter Board Member. Teaching Artist. Former Theatre and Dance Educator of Thespian Troupe 2892.




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John Prignano

John Prignano

Board Member
Term: 12/13/2015 - 7/31/2019

Music Theatre International | NY, NY
Senior Operations Officer at MTI and a veteran advocate on behalf of arts education. Has played a key role in the development of programming to bring musical theatre to underserved student populations.


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Scott Walker

Scott Walker

Board Member
Term: 8/1/2018 - 7/31/2021

Theatre educator | Milwaukie, OR
Director of the Milwaukie High School theatre program since 1992. Founding teacher at the Milwaukie Academy of Arts. Director of Thespian Troupe 75, and former chapter director and board member of the Oregon Thespians.



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