Thespian Troupe #2753
*Meetings every other Wednesday in the Drama Office/Theater/Makeshift Drama Classroom*
The International Thespian Society is the honorary theatre organization for students in high school. Operated by the Educational Theatre Association, ITA offers everything from varied performance venues to college audition opportunities to formal awards and scholarships. Since 1929, more than two million students, schools, and educators have benefited from ITS membership.
Those who are members of the International Thespian Society receive the highest recognition due those who have demonstrated commitment and excellence in their school's theatre program--the world's largest theatre honor society. Thespians enjoy the sense of belonging and recognition inherent in being inducted into an honor society. Thespian membership encourages student to practice their craft and to grow as a person. The skills that they learn from a quality theatre arts education--creativity, self-confidence, leadership, communication, interpersonal skills as well as specific theatre skills--will benefit them in their school days and beyond.
Students qualify by earning points for their work in the theatre arts. One point is equal to ten hours of excellent work. In order to be eligible for membership in the troupe, a student must obtain tens points. These points must be earned in a minimum of two productions and must be from two different production areas (i.e., acting and stage management).
For their membership fee, all high school students receive:
* A membership certificate.
* A membership card.
* A one-year (nine issues) subscription to Dramatics magazine.
* Ability to renew the subscription at a special member rate.
* Eligibility for scholarships.
* Eligibility to serve as an International Thespian Officer.
* Members also get to wear the Thespian pin or medallion at graduation.
* And go to the annual Thespian Festival
For more info click -> Educational Theatre Association