DRAMA CLUB - TROUPE #4614
The International Thespian Society (ITS), or "Thespians" for short, is the Educational Theatre Association's honorary organization. ITS recognizes the achievements of high school and middle school theatre students. Since 1929, EdTA has inducted more than 2 million Thespians into ITS. That number continues to grow, with more than 36,000 students from around the country inducted each year.
Who are Thespians?
Thespian troupes include students in grades 9-12. Thespians are honor students who have dedicated themselves to theatre, whether on-stage or behind the curtain, and who seek to obtain a better mastery of the theatre arts.
What do the SHS Thespians do?
How can I join Thespian Troupe #4614?
What are ITS officer elections?
Do I have to be a Thespian to be involved in theatre at Sehome?
I want to be a Thespian but being on stage isn't my thing!
No probelm! Theatre Tech students can also be Thespians. You can compete in events as a designer, stage technician or stage manager. You can also gain Thespian points by working as member of the stage crew for mainstage productions and other drama events.
Each year, Troupe #4614 participates in ITS Competitions in acting, music and technical theatre.
TBA - Seattle, WA
The WA Unified Auditions allow seniors to audition for theatrical programs (including technical theater) at many colleges at the same time. Any senior expected to graduate by spring with a 2.75 GPA can qualify for this event.
INDIVIDUAL EVENTS FESTIVAL NORTHWEST - ACTING AND TECHNICAL THEATRE
TBA - Montlake Terrace, WA
To compete in the International Thespian Society competitions, you must start at the regional level. Individual Events (or IEs) are the regional competitions in Washington. Students can compete in categories including Acting (monologue, duo scene or group scene), Musical (solo, duet musical or group musical) or Technical Theatre (stage management, set design, costume design and more). Registration for IEs is limited so see Mrs. McGowan for more information.
STATE THESPIAN CONFERENCE
TBA - Bellingham, WA or Ellensburg, WA
Competition at the State Thespian Conference is one of the most exciting events for ITS members each year. The conference is held either at Western Washington University or Central Washington University (alternating) every year. Students who scored highly at Individual Events move on to compete at the state level and programs can also compete with large musical or straight play competitions. Workshops teaching everything from scenic painting to stage combat are held all weekend for participants. Registration for the State Conference is limited so see Mrs. McGowan for more information.
ITS NATIONAL THESPIAN CONFERENCE
TBA - Bloomington, ID
The National Thespian Conference is a week-long event held every summer in Lincoln, Nebraska. This is the final culmination for students who scored high enough in Individual Events and State competitions. Workshops in everything from rigging to dance to acting technique are held throughout the week plus many more awesome activities.