• Thespian

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    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/cord 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.