State Thespian Officers

What is a STO?

The STO's job is to plan, host, and manage the upcoming MN State Thespian Festival and Leadership Days around the state. The STO also serve as advocates for their fellow High School Thespians. Any freshman, sophomore or junior who is an inducted Thespian and is in good standing with their troupe may run for office. The student must be prepared to work hard for their fellow MN Thespians and only one student per school may run.

Interested in joining the 2021-2022 STO board? Talk to your Troupe Director and fill out this google form.


Brielle Peterman

She/Her/Hers- Blaine High School

Brielle is a senior at Peterman is a senior at Blaine High School. She is very excited to serve on the State Thespian Board again. Brie loves sharing her love for theatre and making so many new friends along the way. Her two favorite TV shows are The Gilmore Girls and Ted Lasso. She starts every morning by doing the mini crossword puzzle from The New York Times.

Evan Goebel

He/Him/His- Cambridge-Isanti High School

Evan Goebel is a junior at Cambridge-Isanti High School. He has done theatre since second grade. He has loved every second of every show he has ever been a part of. Some of his favorite parts he has played are Man in Chair from The Drowsy Chaperone, Tinman in The Wizard of Oz, Simba in Disney's The Lion King. He is also pursuing a career in film and stage acting and is currently contracted with two different acting and modeling agencies, one national and one international.

Jay Johnson

They/Them-Blaine High School

Jay Johnson a junior at Blaine High School. This is their first year as a State Thespian officer; they are looking forward to working with a group of such talented individuals, who each bring their own unique experiences to the table. They love theatre and how it incorporates many different forms of art within each show!

Kari Plumley

She/They/He- St. Francis High School

Kari Plumley has been involved in SFAS theater since 2013. She became heavily involved in Summer Theater in elementary school. From there she continued to do workshops at Anoka Lyric Arts studio and had the opportunity to participate in the first middle school play. In high school Kari knew she was ready to dedicate her after school time to every show. She mainly was acting on stage but decided to try stage managing for the first time in 2021! Her on stage presence evolved into 4 years in Show Choir, curricular choir as well as band. Kari is always excited to meet new people and wants everyone to feel that theater is a safe space where anyone can be who they truly are and grow as the person they want to be.

Katie Glazer

- Park High School

Madison Magnuson

She/They- Hibbing High School

Madison is a junior at Hibbing High School and they have been involved in theatre for four years. Of all the shows she’s done, “Clue” is her favorite, because it was their first time having a larger acting role. Outside of theatre, Maddy enjoys painting, drawing, fashion, and dance.

Kelsey Frederick

She/Her/Hers- Saint-Michael Albertville High School

Kelsey Frederick is a Senior at Saint-Michael Albertville High School. She has done theater since second grade; ever since she saw Pippi Longstocking at the Children’s Theater in Minneapolis. Kelsey has won numerous awards for her performances, including Honorable Mention in a Lead Role as Matilda in Matilda. She competes in the MSHL One-Act Competition and has gone to state twice for the shows she has participated in. She is active in her community as an ambassador of Saint Michael and often dedicates her time to bettering her community. When she is not out and about in her community or on stage, she is spending time with her family and friends. She actively sings in her choir, the STMA Concert Choir. She is always singing and dancing her way through life! Kelsey loves to spread her love of theater and is excited to serve as a State Thespian Officer!



Jillian Edblad

Cambridge-Isanti High School