Thespian Troupe 8201
The International Thespian Society (ITS) is the Educational Theatre Association’s student honorary organization. ITS recognizes the achievements of high school and middle school theatre students. Since 1929, EdTA has inducted more than 2 million Thespians into ITS. That number continues to grow, with more than 36,000 students from around the country being inducted each year.
Who are Thespians?
Thespian troupes include students in grades 9-12, and Junior Thespian troupes include students in grades 6-8. There are troupes in more than 4,000 high schools and middle schools.
A few Thespian alumni are famous names from the entertainment industry, including Tom Hanks, Val Kilmer, James Marsters, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Stephen Schwartz. But most alumni are in just about any industry you can imagine and excel using skills they learned as Thespians.
How do I become a member?
In order to be inducted as a Thespian, you must earn a minimum of 10 points. These points can be earned in many different ways: acting in one of our school plays; working tech crew; helping out with ticket sales, ushering or house management; working as a writer, director, or assistant director; and even by being an audience member!s
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