Thespians

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 your student to stay involved and benefit from theatre!

 

Joining is a 1-time fee of $30 dollars that gets you a variety of benefits including but not limited to:

  • A thespian pin and bumper sticker

  • Scholarship opportunities

  • The ability to letter 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: https://www.schooltheatre.org/home

WA Thespians: http://www.washingtonstatethespians.com

You can leave the troupe number blank. Then go to the bookkeeper at LWHS (Mandi McChesney) to pay the $30 fee. Attach your payment receipt to the form above and return to Ms. Heetbrink. If you don’t see her regularly, ask the front office to put it in her box.

 

Points System:
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! Here is the list of who has points so far.

 

Students may purchase physical items as symbols of their thespian achievement based on their points which can be displayed during graduation. 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)- $4.50/each
20 Points- ITS Honors Ribbon (max of 1 needed per student)- $10
60 Points- Honor Pin (max of 1 needed per student)- $7.50
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:

This is a process we are running through with the school and will post news ASAP.

WA State Thespian Festival 2016

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Lake Washington High School Performing Art Center,
12033 NE 80th Street, Kirkland, WA 98033.   (425) 936-1700

Ms. Morgan Heetbrink, Drama Adviser/Drama Educator, mheetbrink@lwsd.org          Mr. Mark Staiff, Tech Director/Theater Manager, mstaiff@lwsd.org

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