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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 Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment  | Anaheim, California

Term  8/1/2013 - 7/31/2016

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.


Krista Carson Elhai

Theatre arts educator | Claremont, California

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

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. 

Lynn Jensen

High school educator | Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Term 8/1/2013 - 7/31/2016

Former chapter director for Iowa; currently a troupe director at Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids.

Gai Jones

Theatre educator | Ojai, California

Term 9/28/2013 - 7/31/2016

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.


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 arts program at Aki Kurose Middle School Academy. Board member of the Washington State Thespians and director of the Washington Junior Thespian Festival.


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.

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