DRAMA CLUB MEETINGSDrama club meetings start soon after school and finish no later than 3:30. They are held on alternate Wednesdays unless noted otherwise. Club meeting dates as well as other upcoming event dates will be on the calendar below.
Club dates will be updated as they are confirmed.
Arizona Thespian FestivalThe dates for the festival this year are November 10-11, 2023. Click below for more information. To reserve your spot, I need a $25 deposit and a completed 2023-2024 Chapter Consent and Acceptance form. You can get the forms at Drama Club or from Ms. Munson in room 312. The cost was $120 for most people last year and should be similar this year, unless you are already an inducted Thespian (Inducted members get a discount). It includes your registration and transportation for two days of Festival. Unfortunately this year it WILL NOT cover your lunch on Saturday.
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 to earn points.
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, bring Ms. Munson the ticket or program and give an oral report during a club meeting. (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/workshop. (Like the state One Act festival or leadership camp.)6. Become a Drama Club Officer.7. Take drama or stage production classes (points to be determined based on the class taken)
How will I know when I have become eligible to become a Thespian?
You will receive a notice from Ms. Munson once you have:
1. Accumulated 10 points on your Thespian point sheet. (1 point = 10 hours of work)
2. Been verified as an active drama club member from the attendance sheets. Members cannot miss more than 4 meetings (without sponsor approval) to be considered active.
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. These are events such as the upcoming New York trip.Follow Us on Instagram!