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.
information about thespian festival
The Michigan Thespian Festival is one of the best parts of becoming a Thespian member! This year, the festival will be through December 8-9, 2023 , at the Lansing Center. At festival, we get to choose from a long list of fun and helpful workshops that help us improve our skills. Some classes are even taught by experienced Broadway professionals. While at the festival, we have the opportunity to see numerous plays and musicals right at the center! Costing $350 in total, it’s an experience you won’t want to miss! We stay in a hotel and do various workshops together. Best of all, we get to become even closer with our fellow Dexter Drama Club members!
here are photos from Thespian Festival
How to join troupe #2258
- Pay the one-time fee of $100 to Eleyo (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.
how we RECOGNIZE thespian society at dhs
The DHS Thespian Troupe (#2258)