Board of Directors

Frank Pruet
, President

Retired theatre educator | Roswell, Georgia

Term  8/1/2015 - 7/31/2017

Former two-time state chapter director in Georgia; more than 20 years experience on the Georgia Thespians chapter board.


Debbie Corbin
, Vice President

Retired theatre educator | Branson, Missouri

Term 8/1/2015 - 7/31/2017

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.


Hunter Bell

Writer, performer | New York, New York

Term 8/1/2014 - 7/31/2017

Tony nominated writer, distinguished alumnus of Webster University, and a former Georgia Thespian and State Student Officer. He has taught theatre and creative writing workshops around the country.


Matt Conover

Walt Disney Imagineering - Creative Entertainment | Glendale, California

Term  8/1/2016 - 7/31/2019

Project Design and Delivery Executive for WDI-CE, ​responsible for all design, technical development and production for entertainment for Disney Parks and Resorts around the world. Matt has held entertainment executive leadership roles for almost 20 years at sites around the company.


Brian Curl

Performer, teaching artist | New York, New York

Term 8/1/2016 - 7/31/2019

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.   


Krista Carson Elhai

Theatre arts educator | Claremont, California

Term 8/1/2014 - 7/31/2020

Member of the CA State Thespians Board since 1993. California State Chapter Director 2003-2014. Chartered Troupe 4015 at Hemet High School. Current Thespian Sponsor of Troupe 2129 and Theatre Chair at Claremont High School in California. 

Richard Frazier

Teacher and choreographer | Warner Robins, Georgia

Term 12/12/2015 - 7/31/2020

Drama and dance teacher at Northside High School in Warner Robins and co-director of Thespian Troupe 2982. Georgia State Chapter Board member. Choreographer for two Georgia All State Shows later presented on the International Thespian Festival main stage.

Jeanette McCune

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | Washington, D.C.

Term 8/01/2016 - 7/31/2020

Director of D.C. school and community initiatives for the Kennedy Center since 2001. Oversees performance access programs in the D.C. metro area. Board member of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Partnership and the D.C. Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative.


John Prignano

Music Theatre International | New York, New York

Term 12/17/2014 - 7/31/2019

Senior Operations Officer 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.


Ben Stuart

Theatre educator, director | Seattle, Washington

Term 8/1/2015 - 7/31/2018

Director of the theatre department at Roosevelt High School. Board member of Washington State Thespians, founder of the Washington Junior Thespian Festival, and host of the WA Thespians Unified College Auditions.


Scott Walker

Theatre educator | Milwaukie, Oregon

Term 8/1/2015 - 7/31/2018

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