International Thespian Society
The International Thespian Society (ITS) is the Educational Theatre Association’s (EdTA) student honorary organization. Michigan's largest annual theatre event is the Michigan Thespian Festival. The Michigan Festival is always held the first Friday and Saturday of December. Over the course of the two days at festival, students are able to see multiple shows, choose from over 50 different workshops (in various areas of performance and technical theatre), compete in a variety of Individual Events, audition for scholarships from colleges, and visit information booths and theatrical vendors. Members of ITS also receive EdTA’s publication, Dramatics, a monthly magazine that features new plays, practical articles on acting, directing, design, production, and profiles of working theatre professionals. In December, Dramatics releases a directory of college theatre programs to help the aspiring Thespian make the transition to college. Thespians also receive member pricing on resources and Thespian spirit items.
Learn More about Thespian Society and Festival Below:
Watch this video about the International Thespian Society and visit their website!
Visit the Thespian Festival page to learn more about festival!
How to Join!
- Pay the one-time fee of $100 to PaySchools (This fee guarantees membership for all 4 years of high school, even if a student switches schools)
- Fill out the Membership Form below!
- If you would like to know more about Thespian Festival or how to register to attend, please visit the Thespian Festival page.
The DHS Thespian Troupe (#2258)
Katie Mae Roleson