WE ARE THESPIAN TROUPE 1958
Act well your part; there all the honor lies.
WHAT IS A THESPIAN/HOW DO I BECOME ONE?
Thespians are students in grades 9-12 who excel in theatre. Students participate in shows either by being an actor or working on a technical crew, including costumes, set decoration, set construction, hair and makeup, publicity, electricians, backstage audio, soundboard, light board, props, stage crew, assistant directing, and stage management. The International Thespian Society is an organization that celebrates the art of theatre. We meet once a month on the first Tuesday of the month at 2:45 in the Black Box Theater (unless otherwise noted on the calendar) and participate in social activities, fundraisers, theatrical events and community service projects. To become a member of the International Thespian Society, you must earn a total of 15 points. A copy of the “Thespian Point System” can be found HERE. There is a formal induction ceremony at the Theatre Banquet at the end of the school year. Senior Thespians are honored at the banquet and receive graduation cords. If interested in becoming a member, you can get more information from the Troupe President or Point Clerk.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BEING A THESPIAN?
Membership in the only international honor society for high school theatre arts students—a recognized demonstration of achievement and a valuable addition to college and employment applications.
Thespian-level access to the Theatre Education Community.
Leadership opportunities at the troupe, chapter, and national levels.
Eligibility for scholarships, grants, and awards through EdTA and its chapters. See schooltheatre.org/ags.
Eligibility to audition at the International Thespian Festival for admission to college theatre programs, submit original compositions to the Thespian Next Generation Works program, audition for chapter Individual Events programs, and qualify for the National Individual Events Showcase (NIES).
Eligibility to receive additional Thespian honors, including graduation and honor items, advancement through Thespian honor ranks, and Thespian scholar distinction. See Recognizing exceptional Thespian achievement below.
WHAT IS THE TEXAS STATE THESPIAN FESTIVAL?
Troupe 1958 attends the Texas State Thespian Festival every year. The festival features numerous performances presented by high school students from throughout the state. Students may participate in a variety of workshops led by theatre professionals, perform or view individual performance and tech events, audition for scholarships, talk to college representatives, shop with commercial vendors selling theatre merchandise, and hang out with over 1200 other Texas Thespians.