The International Thespian Society (ITS), founded in 1929, is an honorary organization for high school and middle school theatre students located at more than 4,600 affiliated secondary schools across America and abroad. The mission of ITS is to honor student achievement in the theatre arts. High school inductees are known as Thespians and junior high/middle school inductees are known as Junior Thespians. ITS is a division of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA).
Executive Board 2021-22
Ryan St. Martin
Anna Claire Scherler
New members are inducted annually in a candlelight ceremony at the Theatre Banquet in May. Students earn points throughout the year to qualify for induction, and once inducted, to accrue toward honors status for graduation. To qualify for induction, students must earn a minimum of 10 points. Learn more about the Thespian Point system and membership qualification by clicking here; however, final decisions regarding points and membership may be decided by the Troupe leadership and school directors.
I promise to uphold the aims and ideals of the International Thespian Society. I am a student of theatre and excellence is my ideal. I promise to perform my part as well as I can; to accept praise and criticism with grace; to cooperate with my fellow thespians and work for the good of the troupe; and to share my love of theatre.
- Location / Time: Black Box / 3:45pm
- 2021-22 Dates:
- August 31
- September 21
- October 26
- November 30
- January 25
- February 22
- April 26
Freshmen are welcome to attend Thespian troupe meetings before they are inducted! If you plan to qualify for and participate in Thespians, please join us.
Save the date! Troupe #5404 keeps things lively with get-togethers throughout the year. Here’s a tentative list of what we have planned for the rest of this year:
- September 18: Book of Liz Strike Party
- September 22: Homecoming Parade
- October 10: Fall Social at Hall’s Pumpkin Farm
- October 30: Halloween Party
- October 31: Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat canned food drive
- November 14: Book of Liz Strike Party
- December 17: Holiday Party
- February 12: Valentine’s Party
- April: Pastel Party (date TBD)
- May 16 (tent): Banquet
For all details on time & date, PLEASE be sure you are on the Thespian Remind text group and follow us on Instagram @troupe#5404. Everyone is welcome to attend socials. You don’t have to be in the Thespian troupe… we welcome all!
Troupe #5404 will once again support “Trick or Treat / Kids Can Eat” this year on Halloween. More details will be announced closer to October 31, and additional charity projects are in the works! We’re excited to be giving back to our community!