INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY
Honoring student achievement in theater since 1929, the International Thespian Society boasts membership of over 2.3 million students since its inception.
The International Thespian Society (ITS) is an honor society for high school and middle school theatre students. The Society is a division of the Educational Theatre Association. A few famous ITS alumni include: Tom Hanks, Val Kilmer, James Marsters, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Stephen Schwartz.
LWHS now has an active branch of the ITS. Festivals are held annually at the district, state and national levels. As we become more familiar with ITS we will start to participate in all kind of activities.
Each June, the International Thespian Festival is held at a mid-western university. Membership currently stands at approximately 100,000 student members across 4,700 schools. ITS members are afforded many scholarship opportunities, and are awarded special honors upon their high school graduation.
Joining the International Thespian Society is a great way for students to stay involved and benefit from theatre!
Joining is a 1-time fee of $35 dollars that gets you a variety of benefits including but not limited to:
A thespian pin and bumper sticker
Can use points towards lettering in theatre
Graduation honors including cords, pins, etc
Participation in Thespian competitions (IE) both locally and regionally
To join, fill out this form: https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/SCHOOLTHEATRE/e2ccb034-79eb-4df8-bafa-f3340eef52a1/UploadedImages/Thespian%20Troupe%20Directors/Thespian%20induction%20invitation%20sheet.pdf
National website: NATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY
WA Thespians: WASHINGTON STATE THESPIANS
On the form, you can leave the troupe number blank. Then go to the bookkeeper at LWHS to pay the $35 fee. Attach your payment receipt to the form above and return both to Mrs. Heetbrink. If you don’t see her regularly, ask the front office to put it in her box.
You receive points every time you complete an approved activity from the following list (click here).
You can receive retroactive points for shows you’ve done at LWHS previously before joining!
Students may PURCHASE pins as symbols of their thespian achievement based on their points. They can be worn throughout the year. The requisite items are listed with the ranking system.
Prices are as follows:
20-50 Points, 70-110 Points, 130-170 Points- 10-Point Stars (max of 4 needed per student)- $4.75/each.
20 Points- ITS Honors Ribbon (max of 1 needed per student)- $12.
60 Points- Honor Pin (max of 1 needed per student)- $8.00.
120 Points- National Honors Pin (max of 1 needed per student)- $9.50.
180 Points- International Honors Pin (max of 1 needed per student- $11.50.
To Letter In Theatre, please contact Mrs. Heetbrink.