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 2019-20
- President: Sarah Lacy
- Vice President: Bella Duran
- Secretary: Adriana Heffron
- Treasurer/Charity Chair: Aidan Mondress
- Historian: Michelle D’Amico
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: Black Box or Auditorium @ Carroll Sr. High School
- 2019-20 Dates: 8/27, 10/8, 12/3, 1/21, 2/25, 4/14
- Time: 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm
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 what we have planned for 2018-19:
- Fall Social: October 6
- Halloween Party: October 27
- Holiday Party: December 19
- Pastel Picnic: April 9
For all details on time & location, PLEASE be sure you are on the Thespian Remind text group! 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!