International Thespian Society

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International Thespian Society
Thespian.jpg
Abbreviation ITS
Motto "Act well thy part; there all the honor lies."
Formation 1929
Type NGO
Purpose Dramatical Arts
Location
  • Nationwide (USA)
Official language American English
Website http://schooltheatre.org/society

The International Thespian Society is an honorary organization for high-school and middle-school theatre students located at more than 3,600 affiliated secondary schools across the United States, Canada, and abroad.[1]

Foundation[edit]

The International Thespian Society was founded in Fairmont, West Virginia.[2]

Mission and Vision[edit]

The mission of ITS is to honor student excellence in the theater arts; its motto is, "Act well thy part; there all the honor lies." It is a division of the Educational Theatre Association.[3]

Relationship with Students[edit]

The ITS inducts high school students active in theater each fall or spring, with members earning points towards a higher status.[4]

Officers[edit]

The International Thespian Officers (ITO) are student leaders, elected annually at the Leadership Conference, a training event for leaders at the troupe, state, and international level held at the International Thespian Festival. There are six ITO offices: a Chair/International Liaison, an officer from each of the four Thespian regions of the USA, and a Webmaster-Secretary.[5] In some schools there are 8 officers, President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Web Master, Historian, Tech Representative and Publicity.[6][7]

Representatives[edit]

The International Thespian Officers is a group of student members of the International Thespian Society who are elected by their peers to serve as the voice of the student membership of the organization. They bring the needs of Thespians and suggestions for policy and service changes to the attention of the Educational Theatre Association Board, serve as an integral part of the leadership training program, and represent the Society and take an active role at student-oriented functions such as chapter conferences and the annual International Thespian Festival. The International Thespian Officers remain connected with Thespians from across the country through their website.

Festivals and Events[edit]

Festivals are held annually, at the district, state and national levels. The season culminates with the International Thespian Festival, held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln each June.[8] At "Festival", the "Chapter Select Showcase" showcases troupes qualifying from their respective State Thespian Festivals who have previously qualified from their respective District Thespian Festivals.[9] Main Stage is where adjucators watch shows from the various middle and high school groups in front of an audience of about 3,000, in the Lied Center for Performing Arts. There are auditions for national cast productions, as well as individual events.[10] The Individual Events offered at the Thespian Festival are monologue, duet acting, ensemble acting, solo musical, duet musical, group musical, pantomime, lighting design, scenic design, publicity design, costume design, costume construction, stage management, and short film. Workshops and performances fill the daily schedules of Thespians, while dances and themed chaperone dinners occupy the evenings. Additionally, High School Juniors are given the opportunity to audition for dozens of colleges and universities, and Seniors are given college scholarship opportunities. At the high school level, students can reach Life member status, and receive a bronzed membership card and Pass, for free admission to all high school productions for life.[11]

Junior International Thespian Society[edit]

There is also a Jr. International Thespian Society (or Jr. ITS) for Middle School in grades 6-8.

  • 2009 - Tupelo, Mississippi
  • 2010 - Gainesville, Florida
  • 2011 - Bexley, Ohio
  • 2012 - Denver, Colorado
  • 2013 - Augusta, Georgia
  • 2014 - Dallas, Texas

Troupes[edit]

The list of troupes is shown in the table below.[12]

Number School name State
1 Natrona County High School Wyoming
2 Fairmont Senior High School West Virginia
3 East Fairmont High School West Virginia
6 Mentor High School Ohio
7 Fenton High School Michigan
12 East Sac County High School Iowa
15 Moon Valley High School Arizona
17 Auburn High School Washington
18 Thornton Fractional South High School Illinois
23 Morris Catholic High School New Jersey
26 Wahpeton High School North Dakota
27 Morgantown High School West Virginia
32 Northwestern High School South Carolina
33 Stevenson High School Michigan
35 Mainland High School Florida
36 Rosemead High School California
39 Salem High School (New Jersey) New Jersey
42 El Dorado High School Arkansas
44 Northland High School Ohio
46 Wapahani High School Indiana
47 Newton Senior High School Kansas
57 Columbus North High School Indiana
68 Papillion-La Vista High School Nebraska
69 Dubuque Senior High School Iowa
75 Milwaukee High School Oregon
106 Maconaquah High School Indiana
153 M.B. Lamar High School Texas
155 Hastings Senior High School Nebraska
171 Glendale High School Arizona
187 West Holmes High School Ohio
199 El Dorado High School California
201 John L. Miller Great Neck North High School New York
203 Chaparral High School Arizona
207 Leavenworth Senior High School Kansas
264 Parkersburg High School West Virginia
310 Nederland High School Texas
355 Duxbury High School Massachusetts
358 North Medford High School Oregon
368 Newberg High School Oregon
386 Auburn Creative and Performing Arts High School Illinois
391 Miami Beach Senior High Florida
401 Dickson County Senior High School Tennessee
413 Shawnee Mission North High School Kansas
420 Hayes High School Ohio
450 La Porte High School Texas
501 Salinas High School California
505 Cleveland High School Tennessee
536 David Douglas High School Oregon
567 Redlands High School California
557 Edgewater High school Florida
558 Astoria High School Oregon
573 Campus High School Kansas
577 South Salem High School Oregon
578 Birmingham High School California
592 Colonial High School Florida
615 Ottumwa High School Iowa
632 Canby Union High School Oregon
721 Spring Valley High School New York
740 Albuquerque Academy High School New Mexico
750 South Eugene High School Oregon
790 Bend Senior High School Oregon
791 Minot High School - Magic City Campus North Dakota
814 McCluer North High School Missouri
850 Winter Park High School Florida
879 Sandia High School New Mexico
848 City High School Iowa City, Iowa
888 Shawnee Mission Northwest High School Kansas
900 Countryside High School Florida
911 Largo High School Florida
912 Germantown High School Tennessee
924 Thomas Dale High School Virginia
978 Harlingen High School Texas
990 Douglas High School Nevada
1003 Vanguard High School Florida
1021 Lebanon High School Oregon
1114 Centennial Union High School Oregon
1129 Old Mill High School Maryland
1139 Boone High School Florida
1187 Episcopal School of Jacksonville Florida
1145 Sam Barlow High School Oregon
1288 Glen Burnie High School Maryland
1298 Miami Palmetto Senior High Florida
1354 Texas City High School Texas
1359 Lowndes High School Georgia
1371 East High School Colorado
1452 F.W. Buchholz High School Florida
1466 Miami Springs Senior High School Florida
1472 Boca Ciega High School Florida
1473 Center Point High School Alabama
1489 Bowling Green Senior High School Ohio
1501 McNary High School Oregon
1523 Tullahoma High School Tennessee
1532 Great Bridge High School Virginia
1573 Redondo Union High School California
1583 Adlai E. Stevenson High School Illinois
1601 Aloha High School Oregon
1620 Clearwater High School Florida
1625 Green Run High School Virginia
1635 Beaverton High School Oregon
1639 North Shore Senior High School Texas
1677 Streator Township High School Illinois
1683 Sherman E. Burroughs High School California
1692 Merrillville High School Indiana
1714 Niles West High School Illinois
1717 Anthony Wayne High School Ohio
1732 Gresham High School Oregon
1748 Richard Montgomery High School Maryland
1753 Crescent Valley Senior High School Oregon
1762 Princess Anne High School Virginia
1770 Neosho Senior High School Missouri
1775 Albuquerque High School New Mexico
1777 Phoenix High School Oregon
1783 Parkrose High School Oregon
1794 Floyd Central High School Indiana
1806 Shawnee Mission East High School Kansas
1826 St. Cloud High School Florida
1900 Moline High School Illinois
1915 West Linn High School Oregon
1944 Hillsboro High School Oregon
1958 Clear Lake High School Texas
1981 Douglas McKay High School Oregon
1982 Hingham High School Massachusetts
2001 Seaman High School Kansas
2002 St. Helens High School Oregon
2020 South Gwinnett High School Georgia
2055 Dixie M. Hollins High School Florida
2102 North Royalton High School Ohio
2125 Hicksville High School New York
2129 Claremont High School California
2173 Carsonville-Port Sanilac High School Michigan
2189 Orrville High School Ohio
2196 San Dieguito Academy California
2225 Rex Putnam High School Oregon
2290 Brighton High School Colorado
2309 Pine Tree High School Texas
2314 Chatsworth High School California
2320 North Salem High School Oregon
2329 Lyman High School Florida
2351 Clackamas High School Oregon
2354 Grants Pass High School Oregon
2413 Shawnee Mission West High School Kansas
2461 Spruce Creek High School Florida
2500 Lake Oswego Senior High School Oregon
2559 St. Petersburg High School (St. Petersburg, Florida) Florida
2570 Washington High School (Kansas City, Kansas) Kansas
2615 Menchville High School Virginia
2620 Southside High School Arkansas
2683 Chino High School California
2691 Greenfield-Central High School Indiana
2786 Molalla Union High School Oregon
2791 Shawnee Mission South High School Kansas
2823 El Toro High School California
2833 Tigard High School Oregon
2838 G. W. Hewlett High School New York
2843 Manatee High School Florida
2888 Lake Brantley High School Florida
2890 North Caroline High School Maryland
2892 Northside High School Georgia
2898 Lake Orion High School Michigan
2904 Westmont High School California
2914 Northeast High School Florida
2932 Leto High School Florida
2945 Sylvan Hills High School Arkansas
3027 Kempsville High School Virginia
3072 Garland High School Texas
3134 South Medford High School Oregon
3203 Brandon High School Florida
3232 Canyon del Oro High School Arizona
3310 Olathe North High School Kansas
3311 Calhoun High School New York
3350 South Broward High School Florida
3380 Robinson Secondary School Virginia
3405 Tumwater High School Washington
3413 Bolingbrook High School Illinois
3491 Belton High School Texas
3506 Lake Mary High School Florida
3507 Osceola Fundamental High School Florida
3556 Reynolds High School Oregon
3563 Redmond High School Oregon
3637 South Dade High School Florida
3789 Musselman High School West Virginia
3860 Jeffersonville High School Indiana
3910 F. W. Springstead High School Florida
3918 Churchill County High School Nevada
3929 Stanton College Preparatory School Florida
4009 Lecanto High School Florida
4011 Castle Park High School Chula Vista, California
4015 Hemet High School California
4193 Knappa High School Oregon
4274 Grinnell High School Iowa
4280 A. Crawford Mosley High School Florida
4334 Wentzville Holt High School Missouri
4356 East Lake High School Florida
4389 North Springs Charter High School Georgia
4429 Dallas High School Oregon
4449 Methacton High School Pennsylvania
4463 Sylvania Northview High School Ohio
4467 East Union High School California
4474 Eagle Point High School Oregon
4536 Westside Christian High School Oregon
4556 Rancho Buena Vista High School California
4564 Oviedo High School Florida
4630 Ashland High School Oregon
4972 Payson High School Arizona
4974 Houston County High School Georgia
4809 Joseph High School Oregon
4841 G. Holmes Braddock Senior High Florida
4901 Waller High School Texas
4906 Crook County High School Oregon
4986 West Albany High School Oregon
4990 Dreyfoos School of the Arts Florida
5015 Westview High School Arizona
5031 River Ridge High School Florida
5036 Wakulla High School Florida
5078 Olathe East High School Kansas
5115 Cypress Creek High School Florida
5124 Tualatin High School Oregon
5136 Elkins High School Texas
5191 Alice High School Texas
5220 Poolesville High School Maryland
5272 Oakland Mills High School Maryland
5277 St. Mary's Academy Oregon
5340 Atlantic High School Florida
5341 Cypress Lake High School Florida
5350 Westview High School Oregon
5360 Westlake High School Maryland
5362 South Forsyth High School Georgia
5408 Portland Christian High School Oregon
5420 La Quinta High School California
5436 Whitfield School Missouri
5448 Stephen F. Austin High School Texas
5452 Wilsonville High School Oregon
5464 North Penn High School Pennsylvania
5480 Gloucester County Institute of Technology New Jersey
5483 Millard West High School Nebraska
5532 Pine Ridge High School Florida
5535 Chaffey High School California
5575 Jesuit High School Oregon
5604 Sunset High School Oregon
5635 Winston Churchill High School Oregon
5664 Fairhill School Texas
5709 Ridgeview High School Florida
5774 ThunderRidge High School Colorado
5808 Myrtle Point High School Oregon
5812 Rio Rancho High school New Mexico
5930 Clairemont High School California
5936 Marshfield High School Oregon
5945 Century High School Oregon
5989 Monarch High School Colorado
5994 Chaparral High School Colorado
6001 Grafton High School Virginia
6012 Southridge High School Oregon
6022 East Jefferson High School Louisiana
6105 Sandia Prep School New Mexico
6113 Baker High School Oregon
6117 Babylon Jr./Sr. High School New York
6141 Providence High School Florida
6162 Felix Varela Senior High School Florida
6164 Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School Florida
6172 Wesley Chapel High School Florida
6180 West Port High School Florida
6185 Performing Arts Academy New Jersey
6219 Palm Springs High School California
6260 Grayson High School Georgia
6290 Labette County High School Kansas
6292 John Horn High School Texas
6319 Denison High School Texas
6324 Akins High School Texas
6328 North Port High School Florida
6364 J. M. Tate High School Florida
6374 Big Spring High School Texas
6386 Vernon Hills High School Illinois
6397 Roy C. Start High School Ohio
6418 Little Rock Central High School Arkansas
6539 C. S. Lewis Academy Oregon
6601 St. Charles North High School Illinois
6605 Prestonwood Christian Academy Texas
6612 Jack C. Hays High School Texas
6619 Lincoln Northstar High School Nebraska
6631 Brookside High School Ohio
6644 Liberty High School Oregon
6713 Santiam High School Oregon
6730 Liberty High School Nevada
6755 Elgin High School Texas
6760 West Boca High School Florida
6817 Calvary Christian Academy Florida
6822 John A. Ferguson Senior High School Florida
6826 Orange County School of the Arts California
6828 Owensville High School Missouri
6838 Catlin Gabel School Oregon
6885 Paul J. Hagerty High School Florida
6901 Willow Canyon High School Arizona
6944 Columbus School for Girls Ohio
6989 Sumner High School Washington
7014 Seven Lakes High School Texas
7038 Independence High School (Thompson's Station, Tennessee) Tennessee
7057 Empire High School Arizona
7127 Pembroke High School Massachusetts
7150 The Academy of Arts and Academics Oregon
7160 Justin Wakeland High School Texas
7179 Richmond High School Missouri
7190 Hillgrove High School Georgia
7196 Prairie View High School Colorado
7235 Carrollwood Day School Florida
7256 Annapolis Area Christian School Maryland
7346 Creekside High School Florida
7389 Montebello High School California
7485 Steinbrenner High School Florida
7545 Bernalillo High School New Mexico
7510 Somerset Academy Chapel Trail Florida
7590 Miami Arts Charter School Florida
7642 Northwest Career and Technical Academy Nevada
7644 New Kent High School Virginia
7662 Veterans High School Georgia
7705 Oasis High School Florida
7747 Woodgrove High School Virginia
7762 Oakdale High School California
7799 Oakstone Academy High School Ohio
7842 Calvary Christian High School Florida
7891 BCIT Medford - School of Performing Arts New Jersey
7937 State College of Florida Collegiate School Florida
7951 Christopher Columbus High School Florida
7979 The Hun School of Princeton New Jersey
8027 Marine City High School Michigan
89112 Glen Middle School Florida
88523 Palm Springs High School California
88524 The Hewitt School New York
88109 John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School Georgia
88110 Parish Episcopal School Texas
88975 Prestonwood Christian Academy Texas
7501 Legend High School Colorado
7964 Hopewell Valley Central High School New Jersey

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Thespian Society - Cedarburg School District". Cedarburg.k12.wi.us. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 
  2. ^ "Aliso Niguel Theatre Company - INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY". Anhsdrama.com. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 
  3. ^ "Thespian Awards « Cypress Ranch Theatre | The Backstage Pass". Cyranchtheatre.org. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 
  4. ^ "Volunteer Spotlight: Thespians". Broadway Cares. 2013-11-14. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 
  5. ^ "Cache County School District". Ccsdut.org. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 
  6. ^ "May/June 2013 | Mercy High School". Mhsmi.org. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 
  7. ^ "Evergreen Valley High School: News Archive". Evhs.schoolloop.com. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 
  8. ^ "Brent International School Manila | Recent Events". Brent.edu.ph. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 
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  10. ^ Just a High School Play - E. Eugene Perry - Google Books. Books.google.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 
  11. ^ "Honor Organizations Chartered forNCS Drama Students - Nashville Christian School". Nashvillechristian.org. 2013-09-06. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 
  12. ^ "Active Troupes List". ITS. Retrieved 7 April 2013.