WV ThesFest 2019

March 14-16, 2019

Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University

                   AREA FESTIVALS 2019

Area I: January 26, 2019, Magnolia High School

Area II: January 12, 2019, Ripley High School

Area III N: January 26, 2019, Fairmont Sr. High School

Area III S: January 21, 2019, WV Wesleyan College

Area IV: January 26, 2019, Musselman High School

Area V: January 26, 2019, Tamarack

Area VI: February 2, 2019, Huntington High School


WV ThesFest 2020 is tentatively scheduled at this time for

March 18-20 at Marshall University! 


Has the opioid crisis in WV affected you or someone you know? Tell your story - write a monologue, scene, spoken/slam poem, song, or create a dance or an artwork. Submit your original piece for consideration in the creation of a devised piece to be put together and presented at the State Festival! Title to come, at which time we'll ask for title artwork entries.

Submit to: mblouden@yahoo.com by January 1, 2019. 

The Handbook is updated for use in 2018-19. Please read and follow all directions carefully!


Chapter Director: Martha Louden

Email: mblouden@yahoo.com

Area I - Dan Henthorn, Magnolia and Paden City HS

   Email: dmhenthorn@k12.wv.us

Area II - Lori Zyla, Parkersburg High School

   Email: ldzyla@k12.wv.us

Area III North- Erin Adams, Fairmont Sr. High School

   Email: elzuchowski@k12.wv.us

(Morgantown High, North Marion High, Fairmont Sr. High, Bridgeport High, Robert C. Byrd High, Lincoln High, Grafton High)

Area III South - Jason Young, Notre Dame High School

  Email: notredamehstheatre@gmail.com

(Notre Dame High and Middle, Lewis County High, Buckhannon-Upshur High, Elkins High, South Harrison High, Tucker County High)

Area IV - David Ryan, Martinsburg High School

   Email: dsryan@k12.wv.us

Area V - Jamie Jarvis, Webster County High School

   Email: james.jarvis@k12.wv.us

Area VI - Helen Freeman, Huntington High School

  Email: hhfreema@k12.wv.us   

Junior Thespian Liaison -

Doug Parks, Blennerhassett Middle School

   Email: ldparks@k12.wv.us

Student Thespian Officer Advisor -

Caitlin Maxwell

   Email: cplmaxwell17@gmail.com