Thespian Troupe #5994 Information and Lettering

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President                                   Joe Steiner (720) 391 8581                           

Chaparral High School

Drama Letter


    It should be a unique and special honor to receive a Letter in Drama.  To earn a Letter in Drama, students must go above and beyond what is regularly expected from a CHS Drama student.  A Letter represents the top echelon of students.  Letters may be acquired yearly.


    Required:  In order to letter in drama a student must participate in at least one of the annual all school productions, with the additional conditions:

1)     Level of participation: The student must acquire 25 points to be considered for a drama letter.  Points are earned only for the major role (technical or acting) that a student has in a production.  For example, if a student is a part of the set construction crew, yet occasionally helps out with lighting, the student only earns points for set construction.  Helping with additional committees or teams is considered part of the CHS drama experience and students are expected to help when asked.  You are encouraged to earn points in 2 areas.  To earn points for a secondary position, the student must spend at least 20 hours of time, giving full attention to that secondary position, as well as have the points approved by the director.  Points for a third position are not allowed.  For any points to be granted, quality work must be done.  Having the title does not guarantee you lettering points.    Typical points are as follows and may be changed to meet the needs of a production:

Acting:                                                         Production:                                          Miscellaneous:

            Major Role                       8                 Stage Manager                      10          Theater Class with

            Minor Role                       5                 Assistant Stage Mgr.              7           a “B” grade or better              2 per semester

            Walk-on                            2                                                                                 Acting Competition               2

            Chorus                              4                 Running Crew                         4           Tech Competition                  2

            Dancer                              4                 Lighting Designer                   6           Attending a Festival              2

            Understudy                      2                 Lighting Board Op                  5           Attending a Play                    1 max 4

            Talent Show Act              2                 Lighting Crew                          3           Thespian President               2

            Talent Show MC             8                 Set Designer                           8           Vice President                        2

Student Director:                                         Set Construction                     5           Secretary                                 2

            Director                           10                Sound Designer                     6           Treasurer                                2

            Assistant Director           8                 Sound Crew                            4           Thespian member                1

            Vocal Director                 6                 Costume Designer                 5           Encore Player                        2

            Music Director                 6                 Costume Crew                        2          

            Choreographer               7                 Makeup Designer                   2                                                            

            Dance Captain                4                 Makeup Artist                          1          

            Tech Director                 10                Scenic Artist                             6

            Director’s Ass’t                6                 Painter                                      2          

            MC Coordinator              8                 Prop Manager                         6          

            Tal. Show Cord.              8                Prop Crew                                3


            Business/Box Manager 5                 Prompter                                  1

            Publicity Manager          3                 Musician                                   3

            Publicity Crew                 1                 Technician for outside           

            House Manager              1                 group                                        1          

            Ushers                              1                

            Program Designer         3

Concessions                   1                                                                                

NOTE:  This point system varies slightly from the International Thespian Point System.  To become a Thespian you need 10 points.  Thespians pay lifetime dues of $25.00 and are recognized as part of this prestigious theater organization.


2)     The student cannot be considered as having participated if he/she quits the show or is removed from the show at any time.

3)     The student cannot receive disciplinary action in theater class or theater production during the school year.

4)     Academic eligibility:  Grades will be checked, and the student must maintain a 3.5 GPA for all theatre classes taken and a cumulative 3.0 GPA in high school.

5)     Academic dishonesty clause:  All students will maintain academic integrity in all classes.  This means zero tolerance for academic dishonesty that is reported to administration via the referral process and documented. 

6)     The student must abide by all other rules, regulations and policies established by the Chaparral High School Theater Arts Department.

7)     You must be a Thespian in good standing in order to letter.  You can achieve both of these in the same year.

8)     A Thespian in good standing means grades at or above #4 and #5 above, a minimum of 10 points earned during the year, and enrolled in a theatre class.  Seniors wishing to graduate with honors or paint a brick must be a Thespian in good standing for at least two years (one must be his or her senior year).

David Peterson,
Sep 22, 2014, 6:30 AM
David Peterson,
Aug 20, 2018, 9:26 AM