Meet Our State Thespian Officers
State Thespian Officers (STO) are the student voice of the governing organization. They spend much of their year planning our State Events and traveling to represent New Jersey Thespians on a National Level
Meet the STO Class of 2023
STO Board Leadership
Angie Amato is senior at Toms River High School North and President of Thespian Troupe #7455. This is her second year as a New Jersey STO and she is so excited to serve alongside Brynne as Co-Chair this year! Angie is a part of the vocal academy at her school and loves playing piano and singing. She helps out with her local community theatre where she teaches kids music and she also volunteers at her church. Theatre has a huge place in Angie’s heart and she believes that everyone should get the chance to be apart of this welcoming community. Some of the shows Angie has been a part of include Matilda (Rudolpho/Doctor/Sergei/Student Assistant Director), Carrie The Musical (Chris Hargansen), A Killer Party (Joan McArthur), and many more! She loves being able to work alongside such talented STO’s and hopes everyone is as excited for festival as she is!
Brynne Wiser is a senior at Egg Harbor Township High School and is thrilled to serve as Co-Chair of the NJ STO Board this year! She is the President of troupe 3993 and served as the STO Vice Chair last year. When not performing, she loves watching movies and hanging out with her dog, Smudge. Brynne looks forward to this year as we continue to bring theatre back to schools!
STO Vice Chair
Ezra is a Junior at Hightstown High School. They are so excited to represent Troupe #3991. Some of the shows they’ve been a part of include Eating Rhode Island, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Addams Family, and The Alibis. They are a proud member of Hightstown High’s Advanced Choir, and the Hightstown High Gender and Sexuality Alliance. They also participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters at their local elementary school. They are looking forward to serving as an STO this year alongside such motivated and talented people.
STO Board Members
Nida is a senior at Robbinsville High School, proudly representing as President of Troupe #7161. She has leadership in her school’s chamber choir and Tri-M Music Honors Society and is a member of the improv cabaret team. Some of her favorite shows she’s done include The Crucible, Mamma Mia, Romeo and Juliet, and Puffs. Besides partaking in the drama and music department, Nida is an avid writer and poet. She loves literature, films, baking, philosophy, and, obviously, iced chai lattes. She’s ecstatic to work with such a lovely crew of individuals and cannot wait to advocate and perform alongside them. She’s so thankful for this opportunity and, of course, this wonderful group of people!
Maggie is a senior at Northern Burlington County Regional High School, proud to represent as President of Troupe #4762. She is an incoming NJDFL senior captain, current head of the props department, and assistant director for the 2022-2023 fall play. She has been a part of multiple shows including, Legally Blonde and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She is so absolutely excited to be working with the current STOs and cannot wait to see what this year in Thespian Society will hold.
Jayden is a senior at Northern Burlington High School. He is the Vice President troupe #4762 and is also one of the Senior captains for his school NJDFL program. Since he was in 5th grade he has been pursuing his dream of becoming an actor. He loves to stay active by going to work and going to hang out with friends. His favorite thing to do to pass the time is drive around and listen to music. He works 2 jobs to make sure he is always busy! Being a STO he is very excited to see how he can help his theater community going forward!
Jason Tiger is a senior at Northern Burlington High School. He is apart of troupe #4762. He is a Senior Captain for his school's NJDFL team. He also participated in his schools Fall Plays and Spring Musicals throughout his highschool career. His favorite of which was Midsummer Nights Dream where he played the character of Lysander. He loves to throw parties and have fun with friends. In his downtime however you can catch him coming up with ideas for films, short films, musicals, or Television shows. You may also find him watching the same things he’s trying to create (that of which are musicals, short films, films, and television shows) He is super excited to get the experience as an STO and to have an awesome time while doing it!
Camille Rosenthale is a senior at Hopewell Valley Central High School. Camille has been doing theatre since 5th grade. She is a part of troupe #7964 as well as a member of the Performing Arts Academy at her school. She also spends her time being an advisor for a mental health app called Teen Talk where she responds to teens in mental health crises. She enjoys baking, watching the Philadelphia Eagles, crocheting, and hanging with her friends. Her most recent credits have been Cinderella (Charlotte Understudy/Ensemble), Little Women (Jo March Understudy/Ensemble), and Big Fish (Jenny Hill). She is so thrilled to be an STO and looks forward to working alongside such talented and sweet people.
Quinn is the proud president of Troupe #4294 at Burlington Township High School, where she’s going into their senior year. She’s also a member in the National Honors Society, and president of the Black Student Union. Some of their favorite theatrical credits include The Masters of Mystery (Nina), The Addams Family (Grandma), and Puffs (Narrator). When she’s not on stage, Quinn loves to read and write, dance, and hang out with her friends! She’s beyond excited for the opportunity to work with all their fellow STO’s this year!!
Amy Warsaw is honored to be representing Troupe #3991 as an STO this year! A senior at Hightstown High school, Amy currently serves as her drama club's Vice President. Her favorite productions include: Peter and the Starcatcher (Blackstache), All Shook Up (Sandra), Spring Awakening (Martha), Addams Family (Wednesday), and Arsenic and Old Lace (Abby). Representing her troupe this past summer, Amy won a Thespian Excellence Award at the International Thespian Festival. Outside of theatre, Amy is a competitive dancer and a member of her school's National Honors Society. Offstage she can often be found rewatching Rocketman while buying pairs of sunglasses to add to her collection. She is beyond excited for another great year of great theatre!!
Benjamin Neller is ecstatic to be a New Jersey STO this year! Benjamin is a Junior at Brick Memorial High School and is the President of the BMHS Drama Club, “The Mustang Players”. Benjamin has also been a member of the BMHS marching band for the past 5 years, now serving as the Drum Major. Although he mainly acts as a Stage Manager, Benjamin enjoys joining the ensemble for various shows. Some of his favorite shows that he has been a part of include: Little Women, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, and Newsies! Over the past few years, he has gotten involved at the Count Basie Center for the Arts, by interning for their student productions. Benjamin truly enjoys working with younger children to help them find their love of theatre. Outside of theatre, Benjamin is a part Student Government, Math Team, Key Club, and the Pre-Med Club. Benjamin would like to thank the NJ Thespians board for giving him this amazing opportunity!
Sophie Is a senior at Toms River High School North, and proudly represents thespian troupe #7455. She is the Vice President of the TRN Nautical Stars Theatre Company, Treasure of her Class, Plays on her school's varsity soccer team, and is a member of the National Honors Society. Sophie had performed in a number of Musical productions in and out of school such as Shrek the Musical (fairy godmother), Matilda (Miss Honey), Camp Rock (Peggy), Once On this Island (story teller), The Little Mermaid (Aquata), and many more. As for her position on the State Thespian Officer Board, Sophie is so excited to see how her fellow STO members and herself can work to make a positive change in the theatre community across the state, and is so grateful for the opportunity to be able to do so!
Samantha Soybel is a junior at Hillsborough High School and Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School and is so proud to represent Thespian Troupe 10385! After serving as a chartering officer for the troupe, she is excited to serve her second year as treasurer for Troupe 10385 and her first year as an STO. Sam attends SCVTHS as a vocal major in the Theater Arts program and has recently appeared as Spongebob Squarepants in The Spongebob Musical (Hillsborough High School) and Marvalyn in Almost, Maine (Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School). When not working with the HHS Production Company, Sam talks about her cat…a lot. Sam can’t wait to join the STO team for the 2022-2023 school year!