What is the International thespian society?
The International Thespian Society (ITS) is the Educational Theatre Association’s student 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 being inducted each year.
How do students benefit from International Thespian Society affiliation?
Thespians and Junior Thespians receive the highest recognition due those who have demonstrated commitment and excellence in their school’s theatre program—induction into the world’s largest theatre honor society. In addition to the many tangible benefits listed elsewhere, inductees enjoy the sense of community and recognition inherent in being inducted into an honor society. ITS membership encourages them to practice their craft and to grow as a person. The skills that they learn from a quality theatre arts education—creativity, self-confidence, leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, as well as specific theatre skills—will benefit them in their school days and beyond.
For more information, please visit the official ITS website.
2018-2019 ITS OFFICERS
Ian McCarty – President
Kara Eto – Vice President
Amelie Valenzuela – Treasurer
Kelli Finnegan – Secretary
Daisy Hipolito- Event Coordinator
Kenji Sanehira- Social Media
Marcus Otaka – Advertiser
Dominik Griffin – Assistant Coordinator
Cari Chung – Club Advisor