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Arizona Thespian Festival
Plan ahead! Each year on the Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving (November 17 & 18 for 2017) 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 www.arizonathespians.com. 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.
WHAT IS A THESPIAN?
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!
BECOMING A THESPIAN!
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.