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Maryland Thespians, the state chapter of the International Thespian Society, governed by the Educational Theatre Association, is dedicated to serving middle and high school theatre programs across the state. The International Thespian Society is a non-profit, tax-exempt international honorary organization committed to the advancement of educational theatre for both middle and high school theatre students. Maryland Thespians produce the Annual Maryland State Thespian Festival, a two-day long festival packed with workshops led by industry professionals, one act performances, individual competitive events, provides college scholarship opportunities for students and professional development for educators. Supported by a State Board of Directors with a love and passion for educational theatre. These dedicated, volunteer administrators have an extensive expertise in both the theatre arts and the field of education. 
 


 
 Dorothy DeLucchi State Chapter Director  ddelucchi@marylandthespians.org

Dorothy DeLucchi
State Chapter Director
ddelucchi@marylandthespians.org

DOROTHY DELUCCHI

Biography coming soon.


 Marla Blasko State Board Member Volunteer Coordinator  mblasko@marylandthespians.org

Marla Blasko
State Board Member
Volunteer Coordinator
mblasko@marylandthespians.org

Marla blasko

A Performing Arts teacher at Long Reach High School located in Columbia, Maryland, Marla is honored to return to the Maryland State Thespian Board of Directors.


 Kelly Carlson State Board Member State Thespian Officer Coordinator  kcarlson@marylandthespians.org

Kelly Carlson
State Board Member
State Thespian Officer Coordinator
kcarlson@marylandthespians.org

KELLY CARLSON

Biography coming soon.


Sean Elias
State Board Member
Workshop Coordinator, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
selias@marylandthespians.org

Sean Elias

Sean Elias is a Tony Award nominated educator and an award-winning equity actor and director currently serving as Chair of the Upper School Department of Performing Arts at The Jemicy School, a private school serving students with dyslexia and other language based learning differences. Sean also serves as the Artistic Director of Baltimore's award-winning Iron Crow Theatre.  


 Charles Johnson Guidebook Coordinator  cjohnson@marylandthespians.org

Charles Johnson
Guidebook Coordinator
cjohnson@marylandthespians.org

CHARLES JOHNSON

Charles Johnson is currently the choir director at Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland. Prior to that, Charles was the theatre teacher at Bullis for eight years. He has worked as a Music Director for numerous companies including Stagedoor Manor, The Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, and The Maryland Ensemble Theatre. He was recently nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for Best Musical Director.


 Heather McFadden,  State Board Member Senior Scholarships and College Auditions Coordinator  hmcfadden@marylandthespians.org

Heather McFadden,
State Board Member
Senior Scholarships and College Auditions Coordinator
hmcfadden@marylandthespians.org

Heather mcfadden

Heather Mcfadden holds a B.A. in Drama from Edinboro University of PA. She has taught theatre in Frederick County Public Schools since 2008. Prior to teaching, Heather worked as a Props Run Crew Head at The Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT, and ASM/Props Head for Phoenix Productions’ Korean tour of Fame: The Musical. Additionally, Heather has worked as a stage technician at the Weinberg Center in Frederick, MD and overhire for IATSI Local 19 in Baltimore.


 Amber Perkins Individual Events Coordinator  aperkins@marylandthespians.org

Amber Perkins
Individual Events Coordinator
aperkins@marylandthespians.org

AMBER PERKINS

Amber Clair Perkins has taught English and Theatre since 2001, and directed Perspectives, the Paint Branch High School Drama Club since 2004. A 1998 graduate in Theatre Arts from Point Park University and 2016 Master of Theatre Production and Design graduate from Southern Oregon University, Amber joined the Maryland State Thespian Board in 2013. Amber continues to serve Maryland Thespians as the Individual Events Coordinator.


 Allen Price State Board Member Technical Theatre and One Acts Coordinator  aprice@marylandthespians.org

Allen Price
State Board Member
Technical Theatre and One Acts Coordinator
aprice@marylandthespians.org

ALLEN PRICE

Biography coming soon.