International Thespian Society
The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is an international association with more than 100,000 active members. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education; honoring student achievement in theatre; supporting teachers by providing professional development, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA is the home of the International Thespian Society, an honorary organization established at nearly 5,000 schools, which has inducted more than 2.4 million theatre students since its founding in 1929.
Alvin ISD is a 2022-2023 Texas Thespian Premiere Community for Theatre Education!
Over 1,026 districts were eligible to apply for this inaugural Texas Thespians Theatre Education Award and only nine districts received this outstanding honor. Texas Thespians recognizes and honors school districts that provide their theatre programs with the resources to achieve at above standard, as rooted in the Educational Theatre Association’s Opportunity to Learn Standards, Texas Theatre Knowledge and Skills for Fine Arts (TEKS), and support of Thespian Troupe involvement.
What is a thespian?
Because of Thespis, all actors are called Thespians.
What is a TROUPE?
Students pay a one-time fee of $35 to be inducted into ITS Troupe #2955 at Alvin High School. Once inducted as a Thespian, a student can remain a Thespian in Good Standing as long as they demonstrate adherence to Alvin ISD Extracurricular Code of Conduct policies.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN?
Thespian festivals provide students and teachers with unparalleled learning, recognition, and engagement ― at both the chapter and international levels. Regional and national events offer Thespians a chance to compete for thousands of scholarship dollars, earn commendation through competitions, and audition for hundreds of college theatre programs.
I'm interested! how do i join?
Once inducted, students are ranked and leveled by the number of points they have. These ranks help distinguish them on college applications and resumes.