FIND it Fast

Deer Valley

       High School

FIND it Fast




March 3 is another fundraiser for drama club. Go to Barro's any time between 10:30 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Make sure you mention Deer Valley Drama when you place your orders, and we will receive 25% of your purchase!


Here are the dates for first semester. (Improv club meets after drama club on club dates, and on the alternate Thursdays.) Put these dates on your calendar now! 
August 18
September 1, 15, 29
September 22 IMPROV CLASS two hours!
October 13
FALL PLAY October 20-21
November 3, 17
November 9 IMPROV CLASS 2:30-4:30. Improv show at 6:30 in auditorium against Perry High School. 
FESTIVAL November 18-19
December 1, 15
January 12, 26
February 9, 23
March 9, 30
MUSICAL March 9-11 
April 13, 27
May 11


Want to get automatic reminders of club meetings and events? Text @dvdrama to 81010. Trouble using that number? Try texting to 646-606-3931 instead.
For email reminders, go to

Arizona Thespian Festival

Plan ahead! Each year on the Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving (November 18 & 19 for 2016) the Arizona Thespians host a two-day festival for students interested in theatre arts. Registration will be approximately $125 for Thespians and $135 for Non-Thespians (the registration has not been confirmed yet). This covers transportation, registration, one night at the hotel, and lunch on Saturday. You can earn 2 of the 10 points you need to be inducted as a Thespian simply by attending this festival! (updated 4/28/16.)
There are workshops on acting, improv, tech theatre and much more. For more info, go to The cost of this event is eligible for tax credit. If you wish to receive the tax credit, please submit the tax credit request form with your registration.


A Thespian is a member of the International Thespian Society. Any high school student who is involved in theatre, performance or tech, is eligible to earn points toward induction in this society. If you work at it, you may be able to earn enough points your freshman year!
How can I become a Thespian? Just follow these three easy steps!

1.    Attend drama club meetings regularly
2.    Work on crews or perform in after school productions, DV’s or community theatre.
3.    Fill out a Thespian point sheet at the appropriate drama club meetings.

How do I earn Thespian points?

1.    Work on a crew for a play. (Points determined by sponsor.)
2.    Perform in an after-school DV or community production. (Points determined by sponsor.)
3.    Attend a full-length play or musical and bring Ms. Bell the ticket or program. (One-half point)
4.    Attend both days of Thespian Festival (Two points. You may NOT receive separate points for the shows you see there.)
5.    Attend another type of festival. (Like the state One Act festival or leadership camp.)
6.    Become a Drama Club Officer.

How will I know when I have become eligible to become a Thespian?

You will receive a notice from Ms. Bell once you have:

1.    Accumulated 10 points on your Thespian point sheet.
2.    Been verified as an active drama club member from the attendance sheets.
3.    Been verified that you have earned points in at least TWO DIFFERENT AREAS. (For example: props, costumes, acting, lights, building, sound, publicity, usher, etc.)

Why would I want to become a Thespian?

1.    You receive a discount on Festival registration.
2.    You may receive discounts on plays/musicals at DV and other high schools.
3.    It is an International Honor Society, which looks good on your college application.
4.    You can receive awards such as Honor Thespian, with a medallion you can wear at graduation.
5.    There will be some activities where only Thespians are invited, or Thespians get first dibs on openings.