We're so glad to hear that you're interested in making ITS an integral part of your theatre program. You and your principal will find that having a Thespian troupe provides exceptional benefits to the students, troupe director, and the theatre program as a whole.
Benefits for students:
Benefits for the troupe director:
The single best thing you can give a theatre student is a well-trained and dedicated theatre teacher. As the troupe director, you'll be a professional member of the Educational Theatre Association and receive:
Benefits to your program and school:
I recommend you visit schooltheatre.org/whyjoinITS. You'll find the basics of how everything works along with some great information, resources, and testimonial videos. Be sure to click on MAKE YOUR CASE for starting an ITS troupe. You'll find even more resources there, including an upbeat introductory video and a PowerPoint template that you can adapt for a presentation to students, parents, and administrators. There are also downloadable brochures and mission sheets that you can print and share.
If there's anything else I can help you with, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to serving as your professional association and the honor society for your theatre arts students for many years to come!