News & Calendar

International Thespian Society

Grade Levels: 9 - 12

A theatre honor society established in 1929 to recognize, reward, and encourage student achievement and celebrate the work of students in all aspects of theatre performance and production - cast, orchestra and/or student production team.  CHCA Troupe #5611 was established in 2017.

What's the Thespian Student Experience?

Months: September-May
Schedule: One meeting per semester
Practice Location: MSL Lindner Theater
Cost: $35 one-time induction fee covers ITS membership and a print and digital subscription to Dramatics magazine
Anticipated # of Students: 25-35 inductees annually
Expected Parent Involvement: None

Possible officer positions will be discussed at the fall meeting.

Sponsor Name:, US 7-12 Artistic Theatre Director
Application Process and timing:

April - Qualified students notified of eligibility and accept via UltraCamp registration. (Selection based on an internationally accepted point award system for involvement in stage productions in the cast, orchestra and/or student production team.)

04/15/24  Online registration opens
04/28/24 @ 11:59 p.m. - Registration closes

May evening - Approved students inducted in formal ceremony with family and friends in Lindner Theater
International Thespian Society logo thumb
“Every year that we induct new members into ITS, I am astounded by how many students are so invested in the theatre program. Listening to the seniors talk about how much the theatre community means to them and hearing everyone enthusiastically cheer for each other as their name is announced reminds me of the power of having a place where you feel like you belong. It’s my absolute favorite thing about our theatre department.”
Susan Jung,
CHCA Artistic theatre Director