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International Thespian Society

Thes*pi*an, a. [From L. Thespis, Gr., the founder of the Greek drama] of or pertaining to Thespian. An actor.

The International Thespian Society is an invitation-only group of students honored for their excellence in theater arts. The SWCHS Thespian Troupe is a club for students who enjoy being very involved in any or all aspects of theater. The society recognizes the dedication of theater participants by extending membership through a point system based on hours worked in any given theatrical production. Once you are in the club, it is expected that you will maintain a high level of participation.

How do you become a Thespian?

A student must earn 10 points and work on two productions over their four years in high school to become a Thespian.

A high school International Thespian Society member receives:

  • One-year subscription to Dramatics magazine
  • Induction into the thespian society at the drama banquet
  • Membership card
  • Honor certificate for 25+ points received
  • Members may “letter” in theater at 40+ points
  • Honor Medal to be worn at graduation
  • Wonderful addition to a resume and/or portfolio
  • Thespians are eligible for scholarships on the state and international level

For more information on the International Thespian Society, please contact Megan Liesmaki.