Troupe directors and students alike have asked us: How do students earn Thespian points during COVID? Is it even possible to become a Thespian right now?
Yes! Earning induction into the International Thespian Society is even more valuable this year: It's a way for students to distinguish themselves for college and work while school productions are less frequent, virtual, or sidelined entirely because of COVID.
And while participating in shows is a traditional way to earn points, it's not the only way. Troupe directors can award points for all kinds of activities, even in virtual environments — with the guiding principle that one point is roughly equivalent to 10 hours of work, and 10 points earns induction.
Need ideas for activities? Download our handy COVID Induction Points Sheet, which contains three pages of activities in five different categories. You can also use it to track points for each student (or let them track their own) as they complete suggested projects and you identify your own.