Student Board

Meet the Current Alabama State Thespian Officers

Maela Banks

My name is Maela Banks and I am very excited to serve my second year as an Alabama State Thespian Officer! I am an officer of International Thespian Troupe 5069 at John Carroll Catholic High School and will be a senior during the 2019-2020 school year. I am involved in choir (both ensemble and show) and am a member of the Fine Arts Academy- Theatre Concentration- which has been newly introduced to my school. I would have to accredit my favorite shows as a cast member to Parlor Games and Godspell! Theatre has given me the greatest experiences of my life, and I am looking forward to giving back while serving as a State Thespian Officer. Follow me on Instagram: {@maela.sto} and Facebook: {@Maela Banks} to keep up with my theatre journey!                

Matt Oliver

Hello! My name is Matt Oliver, and this is my first year serving as an STO. I’m currently a sophomore at Lee-Scott Academy, troupe #7633. I’ve been acting since the 6th grade. In my free time, I like making music and developing software and video games. I have songs on Spotify and iTunes, and I love to share what I make. My favorite role I’ve played is Rudolpho in Matilda. I’m excited to work with everyone this year! @ElectroMatt1463, Spotify: ElectrocatAM







Maggie Scarbrough

Maggie Scarbrough is a sophomore at Thomasville High School, where she serves as secretary of Troupe #5073. She fell in love with theatre at a young age by going to Troy University’s Creative Drama Camp! Maggie’s favorite productions that she has been a part of are The Diary of Anne Frank as “Anne,” and The Wiz as “Addaperle.” The first professional show she saw was The Phantom of the Opera. “I loved everything from the set to the talented actors, but one thing that I will never forget is the feeling of pure joy when the curtains opened for the first time!” Learn more about Maggie on her social medias: Instagram- @maggs_likes_peguins Twitter- @mag_scarbrough




Diane Snoddy

Hi! I’m Diane Snoddy! I attend Vestavia Hills High School. I am the vice president of Thespian Troupe 1437. I am so excited to be an Alabama State Thespian Officer for a second year as I feel it is vitally important to advocate for the arts and theatre specifically. Acting has always been a huge part of who I am and I hope to advocate the gift of theatre with the youth of Alabama.

I am constantly seeing shows or performing in them, so follow my theatre adventures on Facebook: @Diane Elizabeth, Twitter: @DianeESnoddy, and Instagram: @snoddy_sees_shows

Can’t wait to see you all at #ALThesFest20!






Vasileah Tsantes

Hi! My name is Vasileah Tsantes and this is my first year being an STO. I am a sophomore at Vestavia Hills High School and the Treasurer for my thespian troupe 1437! I have been a stage manager since 6th grade, but have been involved with theatre since I was 6. My favorite shows I’ve done have been Bright Star and Hairspray. I am so excited to represent the students of Alabama this year and can’t wait to plan the festival! You can follow my theatre experiences on Instagram: @vasileah






Emma Waits

Hi, my name is Emma Waits, and this is my first year as one of your State Thespian Officers! I will be a senior this fall at John Carroll Catholic High School, and I am the President of my Thespian Troupe #5069! I am a part of the Fine Arts Academy- Theater and Choral concentrations. I am a part of the Honors Mixed Ensemble, and I am also the Chaplain of the John Carroll Corale. My favorite broadway show would have to be Little Shop of Horrors!! I fell in love with this show around the age of 6, and it has been my dream to portray the character of Audrey ever since! I have had many appearances on the stage since my freshman year, and I can’t wait for my last two shows on the John Carroll stage! Theater has given so much to me and I can not wait to give back to this great state! To see all events and shows follow the John Carroll Theater’s Instagram: jcchstheatre! Also to see updates on Festival or any shows around our great city follow my Instagram: emmarose1320!